Argentous oxide; Disilver oxide; Silver(I) oxide; Silver(1+) oxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3085
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Brownish-black odorless solid; [Merck Index] Dark brown odorless powder; Insoluble in water (0.017 g/L); [Aldrich MSDS]
Used as a catalyst, in water treatment, and in the glass industry; Also has been used as a veterinary germicide and parasiticide; [Merck Index]
Decomposed by light; Absorbs carbon dioxide when moist; [Merck Index] A strong oxidizing agent; A mild eye irritant; May cause argyria; [CAMEO] Causes tetany, cyanosis, and diarrhea in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] An oxidizer that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; Causes burns; Inhalation can cause corrosive effects on the upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause argyria; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Silver."
0.01 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ag (salts)
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s."
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: