Agent Name

Silver acetate

CAS Number

563-63-3

Formula

C2-H3-O2.Ag

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Silver monoacetate; Silver(1+) acetate; Silver(I) acetate; Acetic acid, silver(1+) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White to slightly gray solid; Soluble in 100 parts cold water; [Merck Index] Solubility in water = 10 g/L; [ChemIDplus] Beige powder; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in liquid ammonia (oxidizing agent); [Merck Index] Used in anti-smoking remedies; [EPA REDs] Used as a laboratory reagent and oxidizing agent; [Hawley]

Comments

Sensitive to light; [Merck Index] No evidence of developmental toxicity or teratogenicity in rats dosed by gavage on gestation days 6-19 (even at doses maternally toxic); NOAEL for maternal toxicity was 10 mg/kg/day and 100 mg/kg/day for developmental toxicity; [NTP] Dust is irritating to eyes, nose, and throat; Solid irritates skin and eyes; [CHRIS] Caused effects to metabolism and plasma proteins in 4-day intermittent study of rats (641 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause argyria; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Silver."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Ag (sol. compds.)

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as Ag (sol. compds.)

MAK

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

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Ag

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

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