Safety Data Sheet

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Printed: 09/18/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Silver Nanoprisms

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. AG-M-02-NPR 02 , AG-M-025-NPR 025 , AG-M-03-NPR 03 , AG-M-035-NPR 035 , AG-M-04-NPR 04 , AG-M-05-NPR 05

CAS #: 7440-22-4

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
Domestic, North America: +1 800-424-9300
International: +1 703-527-3887


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
Hazard Statements: H400-H410
Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statements: P273-P391-P501a
Avoid release to the environment. Collect spillage. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Environment - GHS09

Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 1
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 1
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment:
PBT:
N/A.
vPvB:
N/A.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS No. / Substance Name:
7440-22-4 Silver
Identification number(s):
EC number:
231-131-3


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
If inhaled:
Supply fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Seek medical treatment.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No information available.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No information available.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Special powder for metal fires. Do not use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing media
Water
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Metal oxide fume
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Methods and material for containment and cleanup:
Pick up mechanically.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
No special measures required.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
No data available.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Do not store together with oxidizing and acidic materials.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
Specific end use(s)
No information available.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
7440-22-4 Silver (100.0%)
PEL (USA) Long-term value: 0.01 mg/m³
metal and soluble compounds (as Ag)
REL (USA) Long-term value: 0.01 mg/m³
TLV (USA) Long-term value: 0.1 mg/m³
metal: dust and fume
EL (Canada) Short-term value: 0.03 mg/m³
Long-term value: 0.01 mg/m³
as Ag
EV (Canada) Long-term value: 0.1* 0.01** mg/m³
*metal;**water-soluble compdounds (as silver)
Additional information:
No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical general protective and industrial hygiene measures for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Suitability of gloves should be determined both by material and quality, the latter of which may vary by manufacturer.
Penetration time of glove material (in minutes)
No data available.
Eye protection:
Safety glasses
Body protection:
Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form: Various forms (powder/flake/crystalline/beads, etc.)
Color: Silver-colored
Odor: Characteristic
Odor threshold: No data available.
pH: N/A.
Melting point/range: 961.8 °C (1763 °F)
Boiling point/range: 2210 °C (4010 °F)
Sublimation temperature / start: No data available.
Flammability (solid, gas):
No data available.
Ignition temperature: No data available.
Decomposition temperature: No data available.
Auto igniting: No data available.
Danger of explosion: No data available.
Explosion limits:
Lower: No data available.
Upper: No data available.
Vapor pressure: N/A.
Density at 20 °C (68 °F): 10.5 g/cm³ (87.623 lbs/gal)
Relative density
No data available.
Vapor density
N/A.
Evaporation rate
N/A.
Solubility in Water (H2O): Insoluble
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic: N/A.
Kinematic: N/A.
Other information
No information available.


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available.
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known
Conditions to avoid
No information available.
Incompatible materials:
Oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products:
Metal oxide fume


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains acute toxicity data for this substance.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
No data
Skin irritation or corrosion:
May cause irritation
Eye irritation or corrosion:
May cause irritation
Sensitization:
No sensitizing effects known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
N/A
Carcinogenicity:
EPA-D: Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity: inadequate human and animal evidence of carcinogenicity or no data are available.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains tumorigenic and/or carcinogenic and/or neoplastic data for this substance.
Reproductive toxicity:
N/A
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
N/A
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
N/A
Aspiration hazard:
N/A
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains multiple dose toxicity data for this substance.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
Carcinogenic categories
OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Substance is not listed.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No information available.
Persistence and degradability:
No information available.
Bioaccumulative potential:
No information available.
Mobility in soil:
No information available.
Ecotoxical effects:
Remark:
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Additional ecological information:
General notes:
Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment:
PBT:
N/A.
vPvB:
N/A.
Other adverse effects
No information available.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation:
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA
UN3077
UN proper shipping name
DOT
Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s. (Silver)
IMDG
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Silver),
MARINE POLLUTANT
IATA
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Silver)
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT, IMDG, IATA
Class
9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles.
Label
9
Class
9 (M7) Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
Label
9
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
III
Environmental hazards:
Marine pollutant (IMDG):
Yes (P)
Symbol (fish and tree)
Special marking (ADR):
Symbol (fish and tree)
Special marking (IATA):
Symbol (fish and tree)
Special precautions for user
Warning: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
EMS Number: F-A,S-F
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
N/A.
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
No
Remarks:
Special marking with the symbol (fish and tree).
UN "Model Regulation":
UN3077, Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s. (Silver), 9, IIl


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
7440-22-4 Silver
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
Substance is not listed.
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.