according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Version 5.3 Revision Date 09.01.2012 Print Date 16.03.2013 GENERIC EU MSDS - NO COUNTRY SPECIFIC DATA - NO OEL DATA

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IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING Product identifiers Product name Product Number Brand Index-No. CAS-No. : : : : :

Silver nitrate
209139 Sigma-Aldrich 047-001-00-2 7761-88-8


Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against Identified uses : Laboratory chemicals, Manufacture of substances


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HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION Classification of the substance or mixture Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [EU-GHS/CLP] Skin corrosion (Category 1B) Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 1) Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 1) Oxidizing solids (Category 2) Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC Causes burns. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Contact with combustible material may cause fire.


Label elements Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP] Pictogram Signal word Hazard statement(s) H272 H314 H410 Precautionary statement(s) P220 P273 P280 Danger May intensify fire; oxidiser. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Keep/Store away from clothing/ combustible materials. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
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87 g/mol Concentration - Contact with combustible material may cause fire. This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Consult a physician.1 FIRST AID MEASURES Description of first aid measures General advice Consult a physician. rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. gloves and eye/face protection. Causes burns. Rinse mouth with water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Wear suitable protective clothing. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.none COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS Substances Formula Molecular Weight Component Silver nitrate CAS-No. Continue rinsing. move person into fresh air. In case of accident or if you feel unwell. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. In case of contact with eyes. seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible). 3. EC-No. 4. Sigma-Aldrich . 4. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. give artificial respiration. Remove contact lenses. If swallowed Do NOT induce vomiting. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician. Index-No. none According to European Directive 67/548/EEC as amended.209139 Page 2 of 7 . If not breathing.P305 + P351 + P338 P310 P501 Supplemental Hazard Statements protection. Consult a physician. 7761-88-8 231-853-9 047-001-00-2 : : AgNO3 169.3 3. Hazard symbol(s) R-phrase(s) R8 R34 R50/53 S-phrase(s) S26 S36/37/39 S45 S60 S61 2. Consult a physician. if present and easy to do. In case of skin contact Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/ Safety data sheets. In case of eye contact Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician. Very toxic to aquatic organisms. If inhaled If breathed in.1 Other hazards .

dry chemical or carbon dioxide.2 Exposure controls Appropriate engineering controls Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. including any incompatibilities Store in cool place. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday. Conditions for safe storage. HANDLING AND STORAGE Precautions for safe handling Avoid contact with skin and eyes. and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see section 13). Keep in suitable. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid breathing dust. 6. 8. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Silver/silver oxides Advice for firefighters Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary. Discharge into the environment must be avoided. closed containers for disposal.No smoking.1 5.3 5.. Light sensitive. Absorption into the body leads to the formation of methemoglobin which in sufficient concentration causes cyanosis.209139 Page 3 of 7 . alcohol-resistant foam. Contain spillage. Reference to other sections For disposal see section 13. both acute and delayed May cause argyria (a slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver). mist or gas.1 6.1 8. Environmental precautions Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed no data available FIREFIGHTING MEASURES Extinguishing media Suitable extinguishing media Use water spray. Further information Use water spray to cool unopened containers.3 Specific end uses no data available EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Control parameters Components with workplace control parameters 8.4 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture nitrogen oxides (NOx).3 6. Sigma-Aldrich .1 7.2 Most important symptoms and effects. Avoid breathing vapors.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Evacuate personnel to safe areas.2 7. 4. 5.4 7. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Personal precautions.3 5. 7.2 6. Avoid dust formation.4.Keep away from sources of ignition . Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up Sweep up and shovel.2 5. Do not let product enter drains. protective equipment and emergency procedures Use personal protective equipment. 6. Onset may be delayed 2 to 4 hours or longer.

Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Wash and dry hands. 440 °C .350 g/cm3 no data available log Pow: 5 no data available no data available no data available Page 4 of 7 m) Relative density Sigma-Aldrich .Personal protective equipment Eye/face protection Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU). no data available no data available no data available Flammability (solid. 9. Body Protection Complete suit protecting against chemicals. use a full-face supplied air respirator. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. 9. If the respirator is the sole means of protection. Skin protection Handle with gloves. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Respiratory protection Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls.209139 .dec. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product.1 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Information on basic physical and chemical properties a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) j) Appearance Odour Odour Threshold pH Melting point/freezing point Initial boiling point and boiling range Flash point Evaporation rate Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits Vapour pressure Vapour density Water solubility Partition coefficient: noctanol/water Autoignition temperature Decomposition temperature Viscosity Form: solid Colour: white no data available no data available no data available Melting point/range: 212 °C . gas) no data available k) l) n) o) p) q) r) no data available no data available 4.Decomposes on heating. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Page 5 of 7 . 10.1. Cyanosis Diarrhoea Skin corrosion/irritation no data available Serious eye damage/eye irritation Eyes . Harmful if data available TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Information on toxicological effects Acute toxicity LD50 Oral . Alcohols. Magnesium. 10. possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.rabbit . Causes skin burns. Other safety information no data available STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Reactivity no data available Chemical stability no data available Possibility of hazardous reactions no data available Conditions to avoid Light. Causes eye burns.2 10. Ammonia. Strong bases Hazardous decomposition products Other decomposition products .209139 May be harmful if inhaled. Carcinogenicity IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0. Incompatible materials Strong reducing agents.repeated exposure no data available Aspiration hazard no data available Potential health effects Inhalation Ingestion Skin Eyes Sigma-Aldrich .1% is identified as probable.3 10.single exposure no data available Specific target organ toxicity .rat .s) t) 9.5 10. May be harmful if absorbed through skin.2 Explosive properties Oxidizing properties no data available The substance or mixture is classified as oxidizing with the category 2. Causes burns.1 10.6 11. Material is extremely destructive to the tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.173 mg/kg Remarks: Behavioral:Tetany.4 10.Severe eye irritation Respiratory or skin sensitization no data available Germ cell mutagenicity Laboratory experiments have shown mutagenic effects.1 Reproductive toxicity no data available Specific target organ toxicity . 11.

Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) .1 Packaging group ADR/RID: II Environmental hazards ADR/RID: yes IMDG: 5.Daphnia magna (Water flea) .96.6 13.1 IATA: II IATA: no Page 6 of 7 IMDG: 1493 IATA: 1493 14.0.2 12.96.2 TRANSPORT INFORMATION UN number ADR/RID: 1493 UN proper shipping name ADR/RID: SILVER NITRATE IMDG: SILVER NITRATE IATA: Silver nitrate Transport hazard class(es) ADR/RID: 5.Signs and Symptoms of Exposure May cause argyria (a slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver).Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) .209139 .0.3 14.7. 12.0 h LC50 . Absorption into the body leads to the formation of methemoglobin which in sufficient concentration causes cyanosis..108 mg/l .007 mg/l .Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) .006 mg/l .0 d LC50 .96. 14.1 IMDG: II IMDG Marine pollutant: yes IATA: 5.60 d -70 µg/l Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 120 Mobility in soil no data available Results of PBT and vPvB assessment no data available Other adverse effects Very toxic to aquatic life. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.0006 mg/l .0.Leuciscus idus (Golden orfe) . Contaminated packaging Dispose of as unused product.4 14. 12.0. Onset may be delayed 2 to 4 hours or longer. 13.029 mg/l .5 Sigma-Aldrich .1 14.> 0.3 EC50 .4 12.1 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Toxicity Toxicity to fish mortality NOEC .0 h Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates 12.48 h Persistence and degradability Bioaccumulative potential Bioaccumulation Lepomis macrochirus . DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste treatment methods Product Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly flammable.5 12.0 h mortality LOEC . Additional Information RTECS: VW4725000 12.1 14.

The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product.. health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture no data available Chemical Safety Assessment no data available OTHER INFORMATION Further information Copyright 2012 Sigma-Aldrich Co.209139 Page 7 of 7 .1 15. 15. 1907/2006. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. Sigma-Aldrich Co. 15. Sigma-Aldrich .2 Safety.14. shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.6 Special precautions for user no data available REGULATORY INFORMATION This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. 16.

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