As a leading UK manufacturer of silver nitrate for over 40 years, ReAgent is able to handle all orders of silver nitrate no matter how large or small. We supply silver nitrate in a variety of grades and solutions, produced by dissolving silver in nitric acid to a specified concentration. We are a quality assured company working to stringent ISO 9001 Quality Management System requirements at all times. This ensures full traceability on all our products and orders. We also retain accreditation to the ISO 14000 Environmental Standard, a sign of our proud commitment to the environment.
Silver Nitrate Uses
Silver nitrate solution is a salt that is widely used in laboratories, industrially and in many everyday products. Popular applications include:
Testing for chloride
In the production of pharmaceuticals
In the medical industry as an antibacterial/antimicrobial, haemostatic, pain reliever and on wounds as a healing agent
To prepare certain silver-based explosives such as silver fulminate, azide or acetylide.
Hazards and Dangers
Silver nitrate in its purest form is hazardous, corrosive and dangerous for the environment. It will also stain the skin by darkening it. It is crucially important that this product is handled responsibly by qualified persons wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This includes gloves, eye protection, protective clothing and safety boots or shoes. In a diluted solution silver nitrate does not warrant any hazardous warning symbols. However, this chemical should still be treated with care. Whether purchasing silver nitrate in solid or solution form, customers should consult the relevant Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for handling and storage information. These are available to download from this page.