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Silver Nitrate is classified as Hazardous for Transport with a Packing Group II and shipped under UN No 1493. It is classified as a 5.1 Oxidisng Substance, with a hazard symbol of a yellow diamond with a black burning 'O'.
Silver Nitrate packaging can include metal, plastic, plywood, fibre, steel and aluminium. Before packaging Silver Nitrate, the compatibility of packaging material and substance should always be checked. Dependent upon the type of packaging in use, the amount that can be contained varies from 50kg to 400kg. Transport regulations should always be consulted to determine the types of acceptable packaging and any appropriate markings, before Silver Nitrate is despatched.
For transport purposes Silver Nitrate has a Limited Quantity of 500g (LQ11), which means that up to 500g can be carried without the full ADR Transport Rules coming into effect. Up to 500g only a white diamond with the UN Number is required for transport purposes.
Silver Nitrate presents a number of hazards which should always be understood before handling or working with the material. These include its Oxidising properties where contact with combustible material may cause fire; its Corrosive properties in that it causes burns, sometimes severe; the fact that Silver Nitrate is Hazardous to the Environment, very Toxic to aquatic organisms, with the potential to cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
The legislation governing the classification of Silver Nitrate changes on 1 December 2010, from CHiP Regulations to CLP Regulations and full information about these changes can be found on the relevant pages of this website. Up to 1 December 2010, the CHiP Regulations 'Chemicals (Hazard Information and packaging) For Supply Regulations 2009, categorise Silver Nitrate as follows:-
After 1 December 2010, the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, categorise Silver Nitrate as follows:-
Both of the above classifications must be shown on a SDS (Safety Data Sheet) up to 1 June 2015, thereafter only CLP need be indicated.
Label symbols, according to CHiP Regulations,appear as black symbols in an orange box. Label symbols, according to CLP Regulations, appear as black symbols in a square set on a point surrounded by a red border. These are known as Hazard pictograms. The Risk (R) Phrases under CHiP are replaced by Hazard (H) Statements under CLP. In a similar way, the Safety (S) Phrases under CHiP are replaced by Precautionary (P) Statements under CLP.
Futher details of Silver Nitrate Hazards can be found on the relevant pages of this website, together with further information on Silver Nitrate Safety, Silver Nitrate Labelling and Transporting Silver Nitrate.
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