Material Safety Data Sheet
Silver Nitrate

ACC# 20810
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

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
Nitric Acid, Silver Salt
Company Identification:

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              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7761-88-8 Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt 100 231-853-9

Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:
34 8 50/53

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


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, kidneys, liver.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Causes 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 Measures

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 immediately.
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.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General 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.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
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 and Storage

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 shoes.
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

Engineering 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.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Nitric Acid, Silver(1+) Salt: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: 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 Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Wear impervious gloves.
Clothing: 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

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: colorless or white
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 824 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:414 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:824 deg F
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 1
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:4.35
Molecular Formula:AgNO3
Molecular Weight:169.8731

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, combustible materials, reducing agents.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids, strong bases, strong reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nitrogen oxides, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxides of silver.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7761-88-8: VW4725000
CAS# 7761-88-8:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1 mg Severe;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 mg Moderate;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 50 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1173 mg/kg;
CAS# 7761-88-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

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 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: SILVER NITRATE No information available.
Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Number: UN1493
Packing Group: II

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 7761-88-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

Section 302 (RQ)
CAS# 7761-88-8: final RQ = 1 pound (0.454 kg)
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7761-88-8: acute, chronic, flammable.
Section 313
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.
Clean Air Act:
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:
CAS# 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, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 34 Causes burns.
R 8 Contact with combustible material may cause
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
S 60 This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
special instructions/Safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7761-88-8: 3
CAS# 7761-88-8 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.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 7761-88-8: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-A
USTRALIA:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-DENMA
RK:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3;STEL 0.03 mg(Ag)
TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.01 mg(Ag)/m3 OEL-UNITED KIN

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 5/17/1999
Revision #5 Date: 10/06/2000
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