Mercury(II) bromide (HgBr2
) may be used in the preparation of mononuclear [Hg(L1)Br2
] and 1D polymer [Hg2
[L1 = (N
-(pyridin-2-yl)formylidene)ethane-1,2-diamine and L2 = (N
It may also be used as a promoter in the glycoslyation reaction of alcohols.