Agent Name

Silver chloride

CAS Number

7783-90-6

Formula

Ag-Cl

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mark II; Silver monochloride; Silver(I) chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; Darkened by light; Water solubility = 1.93 mg/L at 25 deg C; [Merck Index] Powder with lumps; [Aldrich MSDS] Chloride salts of silver are insoluble; [Nordberg, p. 19]

Sources/Uses

Used in silver plating and to make antiseptic silver preparations; [Merck Index] Various active product registrations in the US; [NPIRS] Pesticide products containing silver are used as bactericides in filters (to improve taste and odor of municipally treated water) and as algicides in swimming pools; [EPA REDs]

Comments

May cause irritation and argyria; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Silver."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

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