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Silver Nitrate


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent


Chemical Names

Nitric acid, silver (1+) salt (USP)

Silver (1+) nitrate (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Argenti nitras (Latin)
  • Silbernitrat (German)
  • Argent, nitrate de (French)
  • Plata, nitrato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Silver Nitrate (OS: JAN)
  • Höllenstein (IS)
  • Lunar caustic (IS)
  • NSC 135800 (IS)
  • UNII-95IT3W8JZE (IS)
  • Argenti nitras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Silver Nitrate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Silver nitrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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