MSDS - Silver Powder - Revised March 7, 2013
1 - Product Identification
Synonyms: Silver Powder
Formula Weight: 107.86 ( 100.00% Silver metal by weight )
Chemical Formula: Ag
2 - Composition
3 - Hazards NFPA 704
Health Rating: - 0 Not dangerous
Flammability Rating: 0 - Not flammable
Reactivity Rating: 1 - Reacts with some compounds
Lab Protective Equip: Safety goggles, dust respirator. Good ventilation.
4 - First Aid Measures
Ingestion: If swallowed, give plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Skin or Eye Contact: Flush with plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: All Metal Powders are flammable. Dry chemical or carbon dioxide should be used on surrounding fire. Do not use water on fire where molten metal is present.
6 - Accidental Release Measures
Wear protective equipment. Clean up in a way that doesn't disperse the powder into the air.
7 - Handling and Storage
Store in a closed container. It does not absorb moisture from the air. It does react with Sulfur in the air, forming silver tarnish; Ag2S (Silver Sulfide).
9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Gray powder.
Solubility: Not soluble in water.
Theoretical Density: 10.50 grams/cc
Bulk Density: ~.50 grams/cc
pH: none - does not affect the pH of solutions.
Melting Point: 961°C (1,761°F).
Boiling Point: 2,212°C (4,013°F).
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in sealed containers.
Incompatibility: Avoid exposure to acids, acid fumes, acetylene, ammonia, and hydrogen peroxide.
Unusual Fire and Explosive Hazards: Silver powder is a moderate fire hazard when exposed to sparks or flame or by chemical reaction with C2H2, NH3, bromozide, CIF3, ethylenimene, H2SO4, tartaric acid.
Special Note: Silver Powder is especially reactive with Hydrogen Peroxide. It acts as a catalyst, producing Oxygen gas and Water in a violent manner.
11 - Toxicity
Acute oral toxicity: Toxicology not fully investigated.
Inhalation: Unknown. Avoid breathing all metal powders.
12. Transport Information
Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.
Not a DOT controlled material.
Salt Lake Metals
1115 East Brigadoon Court
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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