MSDS - Silver Chloride - Revised March 7, 2013
1 - Product Identification
Synonyms: Silver(I) Chloride, Horn Silver, Chlorargyrite, Cerargyrite, Embolite
Formula Weight: 143.32 (75.26% Silver metal by weight)
Chemical Formula: AgCl
2 - Composition
3 - Hazards NFPA 704
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 0 - Not flammable
Reactivity Rating: 0 - Not reactive
Lab Protective Equip: Safety goggles, dust respirator. Good ventilation.
4 - First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Crystals will sting the nasal passages. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: If swallowed, Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Skin Contact: Flush skin with plenty of water. Silver Chloride will not normally react with skin.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty warm water. Get medical attention.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: Silver Chloride does not burn. It does not increase the flammability of other materials.
6 - Accidental Release Measures
Wear protective equipment. Clean up in a way that doesn't disperse the crystals into the air.
7 - Handling and Storage
Store in a closed container. Silver Chloride is light sensitive. It does not absorb moisture from the air.
9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White colored powder.
Solubility: 0.0016g/1000ml water @ 20°C (68°F).
Specific Gravity: 5.56
pH: none - does not affect the pH of solutions.
Boiling Point: 1550°C (2822°F).
Melting Point: 455°C (851°F) - Forms a brown, viscous liquid.
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in sealed containers.
Conditions to Avoid: Do not allow solutions of Silver Chloride and Ammonia to dry out.
11 - Toxicity
Acute oral toxicity (LD50) 10g/kg - Mouse, 5g/kg - Guinea Pig.
Inhalation causes mucus membrane irritation, with coughing.
12 - Transport Information
Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.
Not a DOT controlled material.
13 - Manufacturer/Supplier
Salt Lake Metals
1115 East Brigadoon Court
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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