Agent Name

Silver carbonate

CAS Number

534-16-7

Formula

C-O3.2Ag

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disilver carbonate; Fetizon's reagent; Silver(1) carbonate; Silver(I) carbonate; Carbonic acid, disilver(1+) salt; Carbonic acid, silver(1+) salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Light yellow solid; Darkens on drying and light exposure; [Merck Index] Yellow odorless powder; Insoluble in water (0.032 g/L); [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizing agent (to convert alcohols to aldehydes and ketones) and as a biological stain; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes tetany, cyanosis, and diarrhea in oral lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs, mice, and rats; [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [CHRIS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.01 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ag (salts)

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