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Silver nitrate

meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP, 99.8-100.5%

Nitric acid silver(I) salt
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vapor density

5.8 (vs air)






meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP


Al, Pb, Bi and Cu ions, complies
acidity or alkalinity, complies
residual solvents, complies
≤0.03% subst. not precipitated by HCl (as SO4)


212 °C (dec.) (lit.)


benzene: soluble 2.2 g/L

anion traces

nitrite (NO2-): ≤1000 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤100 mg/kg

cation traces

Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤20 mg/kg


complies for appearance of solution

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Silver nitrate has been used for Von Kossa staining for evaluating the mineralized matrix. It has also been used for staining culture for assessing mineralization during osteogenic differentiation. Additionally, it has also been utilized in the staining of nucleic acids and of glycoconjugates in gels.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound that induces the protein conformational condition of amyloid A amyloidosis in mice. It also possesses antibacterial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and antimicrobial activity against periodontal pathogens. Further, it enhances the shoot development as well as plant regeneration of chillo pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) through organogenesis.



Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Ox. Sol. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

D E Terry et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 285(2), 211-219 (2000-10-06)
Alcian blue and toluidine blue dyes form complexes with anionic glycoconjugates (AG) such as proteoglycans (PG) and glycosaminoglycans (GAG). However, the Alcian blue-AG complexes do not readily dissociate, while the toluidine blue-AG complexes do so in salt solutions. This differential...
P Spacciapoli et al.
Journal of periodontal research, 36(2), 108-113 (2001-05-01)
Metal ions were evaluated as potential antimicrobial agents suitable for local delivery in the oral cavity for the treatment of periodontitis. Silver nitrate, copper chloride, and zinc chloride were tested for antimicrobial activity in in vitro killing assays conducted in...
J R Furr et al.
The Journal of hospital infection, 27(3), 201-208 (1994-07-01)
Activated Charcoal Cloth with silver (Actisorb Plus) and solutions of silver nitrate, but not Actisorb (Activated Charcoal Cloth without silver), demonstrated antibacterial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. This activity was unimpaired in the presence of plasma. Sodium thioglycollate was...
Katarzyna Lundmark et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(10), 6979-6984 (2002-05-16)
The generation of amyloid fibrils from an amyloidogenic polypeptide occurs by a nucleation-dependent process initiated in vitro by seeding the protein solution with preformed fibrils. This phenomenon is evidenced in vivo by the fact that amyloid protein A (AA) amyloidosis...
Oscar K Lee et al.
Blood, 103(5), 1669-1675 (2003-10-25)
It is well accepted that umbilical cord blood has been a source for hematopoietic stem cells. However, controversy exists as to whether cord blood can serve as a source of mesenchymal stem cells, which can differentiate into cells of different...

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