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This is a continuation from my previous post.

Could you please give me some info on the toxicity of compounds $\ce{HgI2}$ and $\ce{Cu2[HgI4]}$? I found on sigmaaldrich.com that these are very dangerous but could not find any information on the dosages for skin contact and swallowing.

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Following the @Nilay Ghosh recommendation, I found an SDS sheet for $\ce{Cu2[HgI4]}$ and there is SDS for $\ce{HgI2}$.

For $\ce{Cu2[HgI4]}$:

  • Acute toxicity estimate Oral (Expert judgment): 5,1 mg/kg
  • Acute toxicity estimate Inhalation (Expert judgment) 4 h: 0,051 mg/l
  • Acute toxicity estimate Dermal (Expert judgment): 5,1 mg/kg

For $\ce{HgI2}$:

  • LD50 oral rat: 18 mg/kg
  • Acute toxicity estimate Inhalation (Expert judgment) 4 h: 0,051 mg/l
  • Acute toxicity estimate Dermal (Expert judgment): 5,1 mg/kg
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