Agent Name

Silver nitride

CAS Number

20737-02-4

Formula

Ag3-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Fulminating silver; [Wikipedia]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Poorly soluble in water; Decomposes in air at room temperature; [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

"Silver nitride is an explosive chemical compound with symbol Ag3N. It is a black, metallic-looking solid which is formed when silver oxide or silver nitrate is dissolved in concentrated solutions of ammonia, causing formation of a silver-amide or imide complex which subsequently breaks down to Ag3N. . . . Silver nitride is often produced inadvertently during laboratory experiments involving silver compounds and ammonia, leading to surprise detonations." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "NITRIDES."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

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