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Many minerals found in nature contain silver as a component. Acanthite (Argentite, silver sulfide) is the most important source of pure silver. Others such common minerals are chlorargyrite, pyargyrite, proustite, and stephanite. Most silver compounds in the laboratory are synthetically produced.

Alfa Aesar has a longstanding experience in producing an extensive range of specialized silver compounds manufactured in our Royston, UK plant. Many silver compounds are photosensitive. All our specialized silver compounds are packaged in lightproof containers. We have the capability of producing batch sizes up to 200 kg. Bulk packing sizes are customized to meet our customers requirements.

Silver compounds are used in a multitude of applications, ranging from pharmaceutical and chemical to energy, medical, and many more. Common uses include:

  • Chemical
  • Laboratory Reagent
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical & Medical devices
  • Fuel cells & Solar energy materials
  • Electrodes for potentiometric measurement
  • Glass industry: Cement and coloring agents

Silver salts are also often used in the following ways:

  • As catalyst, oxidant in pharmaceutical and academic research 
  • For their antimicrobial properties
  • In medical device/antimicrobial applications
  • In water purification
  • In cosmetics/socks/food containers/detergent sprays
  • In washing machines, as wood preservatives
  • For their high heat and electrical conductivity: In batteries/electronic industry
  • As the best reflector of visible light: in fiber optics/touch screen industry
  • In nanoparticles  Industry and biomedical applications
  • In biomolecular staining- Academic and biotech R&D

  • Mercury(II) silver iodide
  • Potassium silver cyanide, 99.9% (metals basis), Ag 54.2%
  • Silver 2,4-pentanedionate, 98%
  • Silver acetate, anhydrous, 99%
  • Silver arsenate, 99.99% (metals basis)
  • Silver benzoate hydrate
  • Silver bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide
  • Silver bromide, 99.5%
  • Silver bromide, Premion®, 99.998% (metals basis)
  • Silver carbonate, 99.5% (metals basis)
  • Silver carbonate on Celite, ≈0.7 mmole Ag<sub>2</sub>CO<sub>3</sub>/g reagent
  • Silver chloride, 4.9% in H<sub>2</sub>O, nanoparticle dispersion, <200nm APS Number Weighted
  • Silver chloride, 95%
  • Silver chloride, 99.9% (metals basis)
  • Silver chloride, Premion®, 99.997% (metals basis)
  • Silver chloride, ultra dry, 99.997% (metals basis)
  • Silver chromate, 99% min
  • Silver cyanate, 98%
  • Silver cyanide, 99%
  • Silver cyclohexanebutyrate
  • Silver cyclohexanebutyrate, 99% (dry wt.)
  • Silver diethyldithiocarbamate, ACS
  • Silver heptafluorobutyrate, 97%
  • Silver hexafluoroantimonate, 99%
  • Silver hexafluoroarsenate, 98+%
  • Silver hexafluorophosphate, 98%
  • Silver hydrogen fluoride, 99% min
  • Silver(I) behenate
  • Silver(I) chromate, 99.9% (metals basis)
  • Silver(I) citrate hydrate
  • Silver(I) fluoride, 98%
  • Silver(II) fluoride, 98+%
  • Silver(II) oxide, 98%
  • Silver(II) oxide, 99.9% (metals basis), Ag 86.6% min
  • Silver iodate, 98%
  • Silver iodide, 99.9% (metals basis)
  • Silver iodide, Premion®, 99.999% (metals basis)
  • Silver(I) oxide, 99.99% (metals basis)
  • Silver(I) oxide, 99+% (metals basis)
  • Silver(I) oxide, Electrical Grade
  • Silver(I) tetraborate hydrate, 99%
  • Silver lactate
  • Silver lactate solution, Ag 4-5% w/w (cont. Ag)
  • Silver metavanadate
  • Silver methanesulfonate
  • Silver molybdenum oxide, 99%
  • Silver nitrate, 0.1N Standardized Solution
  • Silver nitrate, 1.0N Standardized Solution
  • Silver nitrate, 99+%
  • Silver nitrate, Acculute Standard Volumetric Solution, Final Concentration 0.1N

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