NILE CHEMICALS

Material Safety Data Sheet
Silver Chloride

Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

 

MSDS Name: Silver Chloride
Catalog Numbers: 191130
Synonyms:
Silver chloride 
Company Identification:
  Nile Chemicals
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7783-90-6 Silver chloride 100 232-033-3

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white solid.
Warning! Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause digestive tract irritation with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. May cause cyanosis (bluish discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood).
Target Organs: Blood.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause mild skin irritation. May cause cyanosis of the extremities.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Ingestion of soluble silver salts may cause argyria, characterized by permanent blue-gray pigmentation of the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes. Ingestion of silver compounds may cause abdominal pain, rigidity, convulsions and shock.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Chronic inhalation or ingestion of silver salts may cause argyria characterized by a permanent blue-gray discoloration of the eyes, skin, mucous membranes, and internal organs. This malady results from the accumulation of silver in the body. Chronic overexposure to silver compounds may cause argyria (a slate gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of insoluble albuminate of silver).

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
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: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Antidote: The use of a metal chelator should be determined only by qualified medical personnel.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: 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. Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

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. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

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
Silver chloride none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Silver chloride: 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 gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: none reported
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1550 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:455 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:5.56
Molecular Formula:AgCl
Molecular Weight:143.3212

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Ammonia, aluminum, bromine trifluoride, potassium sodium, and sodium peroxide+ charcoal.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Chlorine, silver fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 7783-90-6: VW3563000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7783-90-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
 

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

  US DOT Canada TDG
Shipping Name: Not regulated as a hazardous material No information available.
Hazard Class:    
UN Number:    
Packing Group:    

Section 15 - Regulatory Information



WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 7783-90-6: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 7783-90-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 7783-90-6 is not listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
 

Section 16 - Additional Information


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he information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Nile Chemicals be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Nile Chemicals has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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