Silver(I) oxide (Ag2O)

Substance: silver(I) oxide.

Also known as: silver oxide silver rust argentous oxide silver monoxide

Chemspider article about silver(I) oxide

Wikipedia article about silver(I) oxide

Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1

Hazard statements

  • May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Keep/Store away from clothing/…/combustible materials. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing.
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes.
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]
  • In case of fire: Use … to extinguish. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.
  • Collect spillage.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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