Agent Name

Silver sulfide

CAS Number

21548-73-2

Formula

Ag2-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disilver sulphide; [ChemIDplus] Silver(I) sulfide; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grayish-black solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Grey powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found as the mineral argentite; Used in ceramics; [Merck Index] "Histochemical reagent for determination of lead." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause argyria; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Silver."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

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