Methylmercuric hydroxide- SOURCE?

Nancy Lemieux lemieux at
Fri Mar 17 12:25:57 EST 1995

In article
<Pine.ULT.3.91.950309103714.8738A-100000-100000-100000 at>,
rosemary hoffman <rth at> wrote:

: Our lab's supply of MeHgOH is almost depleted :-( or :-), depending on your
: personal preference for RNA gel techniques.  It's even more difficult to
: find than I'd anticipated, but before trying to convince my advisor to change
: our lab protocols to formaldehyde gels, I thought I'd give netnews a try.
: I know Serva sells 0.5ml aliquots for a frightful $33 each!  I've also tried
: looking for Alfa/Ventron who used to be in Mass - no luck.
: Does anyone know of their location or of another source I could contact?
: Thanks in advance.
: Rosemary Hoffman, world's oldest biochem grad student.

Here's a post I saved off the net a while ago.  Hope it's useful.

From: bturner at MED-ITVAX1.BU.EDU (Bradley Turner)
Newsgroups: bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts
Subject: Re: Help ! Methyl Mercury Hydroxide
Date: 28 Jun 1994 13:58:06 -0700
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dvoon at (Dominic Voon) writes:
in message: <2upk2k$gn9 at>

>Hi netters,
>  Could someone please point me to a commercial (international)
>source of Methyl Mercury Hydroxide ? Just in case our lab doesn't have
>the catalogue, could you kindly also include the product order number
>and address of the company *please* :-). 
   [remainder deleted]

My source for methyl mercury hydroxide is as follows:

Alfa Research Chemicals/Johnson Matthey
PO Box 8247
Ward Hill, MA 01835-0747 USA
1(800)343-0660 Phone
1(800)322-4757 FAX

Product Number 13395
Methylmercury (II) hydroxide, 1M in H2O
A.C.S. [1184-57-2]
CH3HgOH, F.W. 232.63(anhyd)
10ml 82.00
50ml 295.00

No connections other than as a satisfied customer.
I hope this helps.


Bradley Turner          INTERNET: bturner at
Gastroenterology, E-201    PHONE: 617 638-8346
University Hospital          FAX: 617 638-7785
Boston University
Medical Center
Boston, MA 02118, USA

end of repost,

Hope I don't have a copyright problem.

N. Lemieux


Dept. of Biochemistry
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

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