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Silver Nitrate (Cryst./Molecular Biology Grade), Fisher BioReagents

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Glass Bottle; 100g
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For silver staining

Silver Nitrate is used in biochemistry to stain agarose and acrylamide gels. In histology, silver nitrate is used for silver staining to demonstrate reticular fibers, proteins and nucleic acids.
CAS 7761-88-8
Boiling Point 444°C
Color White
Melting Point 212°C
pH 5.4 to 6.4
Quantity 100g
Assay Percent Range ≥99.7 %
Molecular Formula AgNO3
MDL Number MFCD00003414
Merck Index 15, 8657
Synonym silver nitrate, silvernitrate, lunar caustic, silbernitrat, argenti nitras, nitrate d'argent, nitric acid silver i salt, silver mononitrate, silver i nitrate, argerol
Free Acid Pass Test
SMILES [Ag+].[O-][N+]([O-])=O
IUPAC Name silver;nitrate
Molecular Weight (g/mol) 169.87
PubChem CID 24470
Formula Weight 169.87
Physical Form Solid
Percent Purity ≥99.7%
Grade Molecular Biology
Identification Pass Test
Iron (Fe) 2ppm max.
Lead (Pb) 0.001% max.
Packaging Glass Bottle
Substances not ppt by HCl 0.01% max.
Sulfate 0.002% max.
Chloride 5ppm max.
Clarity Pass Test
Copper (Cu) 2ppm max.
Chemical Name or Material Silver Nitrate
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Hazard Category
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1
  • Substances and mixtures corrosive to metals Category 1
  • Oxidising solid Category 2
  • Skin corrosion/irritation Category 1 B
  • Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure Category 2
  • Specific target organ toxicity Category 3
Hazard Statement
  • H272-May intensify fire; oxidiser.
  • H290-May be corrosive to metals.
  • H314-Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
  • H318-Causes serious eye damage.
  • H335-May cause respiratory irritation.
  • H373-May cause damage to organs.
Precautionary Statement
  • P220-Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials.
  • P234-Keep only in original container.
  • P260-Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • P262-Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
  • P264-Wash thoroughly after handling.
  • P271-Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • P280-Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • P301+P330+P331-IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
  • P303+P361+P353-IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
  • P304+P340-IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
  • P305+P351+P338-IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
  • P310-Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/.
  • P363-Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
  • P370+P378-In case of fire: Use to extinguish.
  • P405-Store locked up.
  • P501b-Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.