MSDS – Silver Chloride – Revised March 7, 2013

NFPA 704

1 – Product Identification

Synonyms: Silver(I) Chloride, Horn Silver, Chlorargyrite, Cerargyrite, Embolite

CAS: 7783-90-6

Formula Weight: 143.32 (75.26% Silver metal by weight)

Chemical Formula: AgCl

2 – Composition

Silver: 75.26%

Chlorine: 24.74%

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.

Odor: Odorless.

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

Tel: 801-265-8921