Agent Name

Silver(II) oxide

CAS Number

1301-96-8

Formula

Ag-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Silver oxide; [ChemIDplus] Argentic oxide; Silver suboxide; Divasil; [Merck Index] UN3085

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Charcoal-grey solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Dark grey odorless powder; Reacts with water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make silver oxide-zinc alkali batteries; [Merck Index] Active product registrations in the US for use as a swimming pool disinfectant; [NPIRS]

Comments

A silver(I)-silver(III) oxide; A strong oxidizing agent; A severe skin, eye, respiratory tract, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] An oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Silver."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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