Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Silver Nitrate
Catalog Numbers: S78168, S78171, S78171-1, S78172, S78173,
S78173-1, S78173-2, BP2546-100, BP2546-25, BP2546-500, NC9735372, NC9782312,
S181-100, S181-25, S181-500, S486-100, S486-500, S73068, S73069
Synonyms: Nitric Acid, Silver Salt
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt
Symbols: O C N
Risk Phrases: 34 8 50/53
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: colorless or white. Danger! Strong oxidizer.
Contact with other material may cause a fire. May cause cyanosis (bluish
discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood). May cause
liver and kidney damage. Corrosive. Causes eye and skin burns. May cause severe
respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May cause severe digestive
tract irritation with possible burns.
Target Organs: Blood,
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause
chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
skin burns. May cause skin rash (in milder cases), and cold and clammy skin with
cyanosis or pale color.
Ingestion: May cause severe and
permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
May cause perforation of the digestive tract. May cause systemic effects. Lethal
dose for humans is 2 grams.
Inhalation: Causes severe
irritation of upper respiratory tract with coughing, burns, breathing
difficulty, and possible coma. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. May cause systemic effects.
Chronic: May cause methemoglobinemia, which is
characterized by chocolate-brown colored blood, headache, weakness, dizziness,
breath shortness, cyanosis (bluish skin due to deficient oxygenation of blood),
rapid heart rate, unconsciousness and possible death. Effects may be delayed.
Chronic inhalation or ingestion may cause argyria characterized by blue-gray
discoloration of the eyes, skin and mucous membrances. Chronic skin contact may
cause permanent discoloration of the skin.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow
victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation with water is required
(at least 30 minutes).
Skin: Get medical aid immediately.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes
while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce
vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen
and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
decomposition or combustion. Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent
contact with skin and eyes. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to
prevent contact with thermal decomposition products.
Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
extinguish surrounding fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and
place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty
conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation. Do not use
combustible materials such as paper towels to clean up spill.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Minimize
dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Use with adequate
ventilation. Do not store near combustible materials. Discard contaminated
Storage: Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not
store near combustible materials. Keep container closed when not in use. Store
in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away
from incompatible substances. Corrosives area.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation
to keep airborne concentrations low.
|Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt
OSHA Vacated PELs: Nitric
Acid, Silver(1+) Salt: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described
by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to
prevent skin exposure. Wear impervious gloves.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR §1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be
followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: colorless or white
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 824
Freezing/Melting Point:414 deg F
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:824 deg F
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 1
Upper: Not available.
Soluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, combustible materials, reducing agents.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids, strong bases,
strong reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents.
Products: Nitrogen oxides, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxides of
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7761-88-8: VW4725000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1 mg Severe;
Draize test, rabbit,
eye: 10 mg Moderate;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 50 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1173
CAS# 7761-88-8: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 7761-88-8 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CAS# 7761-88-8: final RQ = 1 pound (0.454 kg)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7761-88-8: acute, chronic, flammable.
This material contains Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt (listed as **
undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 7761-88-8) which is subject to the reporting
requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does
not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
7761-88-8 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA. None of the
chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None
of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7761-88-8 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida,
California No Significant Risk Level: None of
the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
O C N
34 Causes burns.
R 8 Contact with combustible material may cause
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause
effects in the aquatic environment.
S 26 In
case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
instructions/Safety data sheets.
CAS# 7761-88-8: 3
is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7761-88-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of C, D1A, E.
CAS# 7761-88-8 is
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7761-88-8: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3
USTRALIA:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3
RK:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3;STEL 0.03
/m3;Skin OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-THE
TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-UNITED
GDOM:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA
k ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #5 Date: 10/06/2000
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