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2-methoxyethylmercury acetate
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CAS No: 151-38-2
EC No: 205-790-2
2-methoxyethylmercury acetate is listed in PIC since it has been identified as a member of the chemical group: Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds and alkyloxyalkyl and aryl mercury compounds
Current PIC Context
Annex Legal Act Category Subcategory Use Limitation From To
Annex V Part 2
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 3
304/2003
Pesticides
Pesticides
Pesticides

Other pesticides such as biocidal products
Pesticides used as plant protection products


Banned
Banned

07-03-2003
PIC Regulatory History
Annex Legal Act Category Subcategory Use Limitation From To
Annex V Part 2
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 1
Annex I Part 3
304/2003
Pesticides
Pesticides
Pesticides

Other pesticides such as biocidal products
Pesticides used as plant protection products


Banned
Banned

07-03-2003
Legislation text

Mercury compounds are listed in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention and are therefore included in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (OJ L 201, 27.7.2012, p. 60–106).

It is prohibited to place on the market or use plant protection products containing mercury compounds because they have been prohibited as active substances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1–50).

It is not allowed to place on the market or use biocidal products containing mercury compounds under Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (OJ L 167 27.06.2012 p.1-123).

In accordance with entry 18 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1-849), pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 552/2009 of 22 June 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as regards Annex XVII (OJ L 164, 26.6.2009, p. 7-31), the following applies to mercury compounds:

Shall not be placed on the market, or used, as substances or in mixtures where the substance or mixture is intended for use:
(a) to prevent the fouling by micro-organisms, plants or animals of:
— the hulls of boats,
— cages, floats, nets and any other appliances or equipment used for fish or shellfish farming,
— any totally or partly submerged appliances or equipment;
(b) in the preservation of wood;
(c) in the impregnation of heavy-duty industrial textiles and yarn intended for their manufacture;
(d) in the treatment of industrial waters, irrespective of their use.

In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council on mercury (OJ L 137, 24.5.2017, p. 1-21), export of the following mercury compounds is allowed only for laboratory-scale research or laboratory analysis:
- Cinnabar ore;
- Mercury (I) chloride (Cl2Hg2);
- Mercury (II) oxide (HgO);
- Mercury sulphide (HgS).
- Mercury (II) sulphate (HgSO4);
- Mercury (II) nitrate (Hg(NO3)2).

Furthermore, the export of all mercury compounds and of mixtures of mercury is prohibited for the purpose of reclaiming mercury.
Submitted Data for 2-methoxyethylmercury acetate