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Silver Nitrate is an extremely useful raw material for making other silver salts; it is also a laboratory analytical reagent and an active pharmaceutical ingredient. Silver Nitrate is white crystalline powder that is extremely soluble in water. Spectrum prepares its silver nitrate by reaction of Silver metal with nitric acid. Silver Nitrate is available in a variety of purities and grades including those focused at industrial and synthetic uses (Technical), analytical laboratory and synthetic uses (Reagent ACS), and pharmaceutical and biotechnology uses (USP).
Silver Nitrate Grades
Silver Nitrate, Reagent ACS - Analytical Laboratory Reagent
Silver Nitrate, Reagent ACS, Crystal is an extremely versatile analytical laboratory reagent for both the qualitative and quantitative determination of halides, carbonates, hydroxides, sulfides and phosphates. Spectrum provides solid silver nitrate Reagent ACS grade for preparation of analytical laboratory reagent solutions.
Silver Nitrate, Reagent ACS - Analytical Laboratory Reagent Solutions
For convenience purposes, Spectrum also offers a variety of Silver Nitrate, Reagent ACS analytical laboratory reagent solutions for use as a time saving tool. These silver nitrate analytical laboratory reagent solutions can be purchased as either a Standard Volumetric Solution (SVS) concentrate or as a standardized solution of known Normality.
Silver Nitrate, USP - Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Silver Nitrate, USP, Crystal is also used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). Silver Nitrate tends to be very toxic to bacteria and other lower life forms and is used for the removal of warts. Dentists sometimes use it infused in swabs to help heal mouth ulcers. Caution should be used since, taken internally, Silver Nitrate is a poison.
Silver Nitrate, USP also has a number of biotechnology uses such as for silver staining in histology for demonstrating reticular fibers, proteins and nucleic acids. It is also used to demonstrate proteins in PAGE gels and can be used as a stain in scanning electron microscopy.
Silver Nitrate, Technical - A Silver Salt Raw Material
Silver Nitrate, a silver salt raw material,
is the least expensive of the silver salts and is stable to
light, non-hygroscopic, and the nitrate anion is easily
replaced by other anions and ligands making it an excellent
silver salt raw material. Depending upon end product purity
requirements, either Silver Nitrate,
Technical or Silver Nitrate, Reagent ACS, Crystal
can be used as a silver salt raw material to synthetically
produce other silver salt derivatives. Examples of
silver salts that can be produced by Silver
Nitrate are shown below: