Re: Difference between Methylmercury Ethylmercury
- --- In Autism-Mercury@y..., "Jill" <duklet@e...> wrote:
> EPA standards refer to methylmercury, however, Thimerosal containsMethyl and ethyl are the organic groups stuck to the mercury atom.
> ethylmercury. Could someone please explain the difference between
> the two.
Methyl as in wood alcohol (methanol), ethyl as in drinking alcohol
The difference isn't very significant in this context.