Merkuran

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Merkuran

 

the Russian name for a complex seed disinfectant that contains ethylmercuric chloride, a gamma-isomer of hexachlorocyclohexane, hexachlorobenzene, oil, and filler. It is used primarily in dry form to disinfect wheat, rye, and flax seeds, as well as the seeds of trees grown for lumber, oil crops, vegetables, and flowering plants.

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