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Silver Powder
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Silver Powder
Other Names:
SILPOWDER®; Silver (metal)
Product Number(s):
C920, C920-1KG
CAS Number:
7440-22-4
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use.
Conductive filler; for industrial use only.
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
This product is not classified as a hazardous substance or mixture according to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard of 2012 (29 CFR 1910.1200) or the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical classification.
Label Elements
Signal Words
None
Hazard Statement(s)
Not available.
Precautionary Statement(s)
There are no precautionary statements applicable to this material. However, like all chemicals, it should be handled using appropriate care, personal protective equipment and safety precautions.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Not available.
Ingestion:
Not available.
Eyes:
Not available.
Skin:
Not available.
Environment
Not available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Silver (metallic)
7440-22-4
100%
-
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If patient is conscious, rinse particles from mouth with water; do not swallow. DO NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Obtain immediate medical attention.
Inhalation
Remove patient to fresh air. Support breathing if required. Obtain medical treatment for dizziness, unconsciousness or irritation or difficulty in breathing.
Skin Contact
Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Launder clothing before rewearing. Seek medical attention for prolonged skin irritation.
Eye Contact
Flush with water, including under lids, for fifteen minutes. Obtain immediate medical attention.
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
Do not use water on metal (Class D) fires.
Use only powder approved for Class D (metal) fires. Cool endangered containers with water spray.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Grinding finely divided powder, particularly with strong oxidisers, may result in an explosion or fire when mixed with air in the proper proportions. Toxic metal fumes may be released in a fire situation. For fires in enclosed areas, wear selfcontained breathing apparatus and full protective gear. Do not inhale combustion gases.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear appropriate skin, eye and respiratory protection. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact and breathing dust or powder. Use in a well-ventilated area. Do not eat, drink or smoke while cleaning up. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Environmental precautions
Prevent spills and rinsings from entering storm or sanitary sewers or other waterways and contact with soil.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Wear appropriate personal protective gear. Collect spilled material for silver recovery by vacuuming or sweeping without raising dust. Rinse spill area with water. Do not allow this material or its rinsings to enter storm or sanitary sewers or other waterways (see also Section 13).
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged repeated skin contact and breathing mists or vapours. Use in well-ventilated area. Do not empty waste into sanitary drains.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool, dry area. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store only in the original container.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Material
TWA ppm
TWA mg/m3
STEL ppm
STEL mg/m3
Silver (metallic)
-
0.1 mg/m3
-
0.01 mg/m3
Engineering controls
Use in well-ventilated area with local exhaust.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Chemical splash goggles or safety glasses with side shields must be worn.
Skin protection
Wear rubber or neoprene gloves. Wear rubber apron and long sleeves to prevent skin contact. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating or smoking.
Body protection
No information available.
Respiratory protection
Wear appropriate, approved respirator when ventilation is inadequate to meet exposure limits.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
White, lustrous metallic powder
Odour
Odorless to faint aromatic odour.
pH
Not applicable.
Vapour Pressure
Not applicable.
Density
(H2O = 1) @25 °C: 10.5 (metal).
Boiling Point
Not determined.
Melting Point
960 °C (1760 °F).
Solubility
Insoluble in water and other common solvents.
Specific Gravity of Density
Not applicable.
Flash Point
Not applicable.
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not applicable.
Ignition Temperature
Not applicable.
Formula
Ag
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
Stable, non-reactive when stored and used according to recommendations.
Chemical stability
No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
None are known.
Conditions to avoid
None reported.
Incompatible materials
Strong acids, bases and oxidising agents; ammonia, acetylene and hydrogen peroxide.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
No further relevant information available.
Eye contact
May cause eye irritation which is usually reversible.
Skin contact
Short-term contact produces no symptoms. Prolonged and repeated contact may cause argyria (see below.
Ingestion
May cause non-specific symptoms of gastric upset due to presence of particulate material.
Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Toxicity and irritation
Acute Oral Toxicity: TDLo: 330 mg/kg (rat, silver metal).
Dermal Irritation:
Prolonged exposure to high concentrations can lead to argyria, a generalized grayish pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes. Such symptoms usually occur after at least two years of exposure. There are no systemic effects, other symptoms, or physical disabilities known to be associated with this condition.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
Silver is one of the most toxic metals known to aquatic organisms.
Persistence and degradability
Silver is not biodegradable and is toxic to aquatic life.
Bioaccumulative potential
There is evidence to suggest bioaccumulation of silver will occur.
Other adverse effects
Mobility in soil: Accidental spillage may lead to penetration in the soil and groundwater. Improper handling and disposal of this material may cause environmental damage.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Disposal of this material is subject to user compliance with applicable laws and regulations and consideration of product characteristics at time of disposal.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
None.
Proper shipping name
Not regulated.
Transport hazard class
Void
Packing group
None.
Environmental hazard
No information available.
Special precautions for users
No information available.
Additional information
No information available.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
No data available to allocate a Poison Schedu
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
10 November 2017
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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