Silver Nitrate , chemical compound, AgNO3, a colorless liquid solution. For Silver nitrate crystal pl. click here http://rxmarine.com/Silver-Nitrate-Solid-Crystal-Ar
Antimicrobial uses •Water disinfection in hotels and hospitals
•Postharvest cleaning of oysters and crabs
•Inhibition of bacterial growth on chicken farms
•Water recycling aboard space shuttles
•Home purification of water in Europe and North America
•Point of use disinfectant for water and vegetables in Mexico
•Alternative to antibiotics (not recommended by the FDA)
•Alternative to laundry detergent[dubious – discuss]
•Application to eyes of newborn babies to prevent infection
•Coating on catheters to prevent infection
A poisonous colorless crystalline compound, AgNO3, that becomes grayish black when exposed to light in the presence of organic matter and is used in manufacturing photographic film, silvering mirrors, dyeing hair, plating silver, and in medicine as a cautery and antiseptic.
The most important compound of silver, it is used in the preparation of silver salts for photography, in chemical analysis, in silver plating, in inks and hair dyes, and to silver mirrors. It is used in medicine in the treatment of eye infections and gonorrhea. Fused silver nitrate is also called lunar caustic. Taken internally silver nitrate is a poison. It is prepared by reaction of nitric acid with silver, and purified by recrystallization. It is darkened by sunlight or contact with organic matter such as the skin.
10% w/squeeze top
Min. Assay ( on dried material ) : 99%
chloride (ci) : 0.001%
Sulphate (so4) : 0.01%
Iron (Fe) : 0.001%
Substances not precipitated by hydrochloric acid (as sulphate) : 0.01%
MEDICINAL USE : Medicine Micrograph showing a silver nitrate (brown) marked surgical margin.Silver salts have antiseptic properties. Until the development and widespread adoption of antibiotics, dilute solutions of AgNO3 used to be dropped into newborn babies' eyes at birth to prevent contraction of gonorrhea from the mother. Eye infections and blindness of newborns was reduced by this method; incorrect dosage, however, could cause blindness in extreme cases. This protection was first used by Credé in 1881. Fused silver nitrate, shaped into sticks, was traditionally called "lunar caustic". It is used as a cauterizing agent, for example to remove granulation tissue around a stoma. Dentists sometimes use silver nitrate infused swabs to heal oral ulcers. Silver nitrate is also used by some podiatrists to kill cells located in the nail bed. Silver nitrate is also used to cauterize superficial blood vessels in the nose to help prevent nose bleeds.