|Molar mass||188. CAS registry numbers are unique numerical identifiers for Chemical compounds Polymers biological sequences mixtures and Alloys They are also referred to PubChem is a Database of chemical Molecules The system is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI a component Medical Subject Headings ( MeSH) is a huge Controlled vocabulary (or metadata system for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books A chemical formula is a way of expressing information about the Atoms that constitute a particular Chemical compound, and how the relationship between those atoms changes Molar mass, symbol M, is the Mass of one mole of a substance ( Chemical element or Chemical compound) 289 g/mol|
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2,3-Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (abbreviated DMPS) and its sodium salt (known as Unithiol) are chelating agents that form complexes with various heavy metals. In Chemistry, the standard state of a material is its state at 1 bar (100 Kilopascals exactly Chelation is the binding or complexation of a bi- or multidentate Ligand. They are related to dimercaprol, which is another chelating agent. Dimercaprol ( INN) or British anti-Lewisite (abbreviated BAL) is a compound developed by British biochemists at Oxford University during
The synthesis of DMPS was first reported in 1956 by Petrunkin from Kiev, Soviet Union. Kiev, also known as Kyiv ( Ukrainian:, Kyiv, ˈkɪjiw Russian:, Kiyev; see also Cities' alternative names) is the The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The effects of DMPS on heavy-metal poisoning, including with polonium-210, were investigated in the following years. Polonium (pəˈloʊniəm is a Chemical element with the symbol Po and Atomic number 84 discovered in 1898 by Marie and Pierre Curie DMPS was found to have some protective effect, prolonging the survival time. 
A study was undertaken of DMPS use by workers involved in the production of a calomel skin-bleaching lotion and in direct contact with mercurous chloride and that already showed elevated urine mercury levels. Mercury(I chloride is the Chemical compound with the formula Hg2Cl2 The sodium salt of DMPS was found to be effective in lowering the body burden of mercury and in decreasing the urinary mercury concentration to normal levels.