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Silver(II) oxide is used to make silver oxide-zinc alkali batteries. It is also used as a reagent in laboratory reactions and forms transition metal-carbene complexes. It is also used as a catalyst to prepare silver metal. It acts as an effective carbon dioxide scrubber and used in nuclear submarines, the international space station and space shuttles. Further, it is used in the manufacture of filters for gas sensors and in some infection-resistant surgical fabric materials and fibrous textile articles. In addition to this, it is used in concrete and in some swimming pools to protect the water from undesired microbes.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H272-H314-H318
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Keep away from heat IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.