Precautions are indeed required for handling methyl mercury
(CH3Hg+), but this compound is not as toxic as dimethylmercury ((CH3)2Hg).
I would caution anyone working with either compound to use the lowest
concentrations possible for your experimental conditions. Good luck.
Larry Miller, USGS Oceanographer/Chemist
MS/465 Phone: (650) 329-4475
345 Middlefield Rd. Fax: (650) 329-4327
Menlo Park, CA 94025 e-mail: [log in to unmask]