Thallium(I) acetate


Acetic acid thallium(I) salt
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core: thallium
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General description

Thallium (I) acetate can be prepared by dissolving thallium (III) oxide in acetic acid and acetic anhydride and stirring at 80-90oC. After filtration, the solution cooled and the product is recrystallized. A study reports that a large number of mycoplasmas and acholeplasmas can grow in its presence at concentration of 1 mg/ml.


Commonly used in the laboratories as a selective element against gram-negative bacteria in selective media for the detection of mollicutes. It may be used in synthesizing thallium derivatives.


5, 25, 100 g in glass bottle

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UN 1707 6.1 / PGII

WGK Germany


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Properties and Structures of Thallium (I) Derivatives of Aromatic Diols.
El-Hadad AA, et al.
Inorganic Chemistry, 34(1), 120-123 (1995)
Selective media and faecal streptococci recovery: a review.
F A Saleh
Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene. Zweite naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung: Mikrobiologie der Landwirtschaft der Technologie und des Umweltschutzes, 135(2), 130-144 (1980-01-01)
Chee-Fah Chia et al.
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1042, 523-530 (2005-06-21)
Thallium acetate is a known neurotoxic agent. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms by which thallium acetate induces cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis in cultured LC6 glioma cells. Exposure of C6 glioma cells to thallium acetate decreased cell...
J Fox et al.
The Journal of membrane biology, 84(1), 9-23 (1985-01-01)
This paper presents an experimental study and a theoretical interpretation of the effects of thallous ion on the electrical properties of the cation-selective channel of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR channel). The properties of this channel in solutions which do not...
Vicki A Luna et al.
Journal of microbiological methods, 79(3), 301-306 (2009-10-08)
To prove linkage between an environmental sample and an anthrax case, there must be isolates obtained from both that can be compared. Although Bacillus anthracis is easily isolated from powder samples, isolating it from soil is difficult because of the...
The properties of many devices are limited by the intrinsic properties of the materials that compose them.
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