Silver and hydrogen peroxide

There are many hydrogen peroxide on the market with silver. Some they use silver nitrate and others colloidal silver. I have read there might be some regulation issue with silver nitrate and now colloidal silver is used. Anyone can give me some information on this kind of formulations? Especially how the silver can be added to the hydrogen peroxide and in which percentage. 
thank you 


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Silver shouldn't be used for a hand sanitizer
  • PharmaPharma Member, Pharmacist
    Silver (nitrate or colloidal) will oxidise immediately with H2O2 and become inactive silver oxide. BTW many colloidal silver products aren't what they're supposed to be. Colloidal silver, although bacteria can't stand silver, is mostly an internet hype and used for things like curing every known disease or living forever, just to mention a few...
    If you really use silver, go with silver nitrate in an light-impermeable airless dispenser bottle. And don't be disappointed when your hands turn blueish-grey to black because that's what silver nitrate does on skin when exposed to light.
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    edited May 24
    I think these are the products he means, EG: Silvex 
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  • NicolBNicolB Member
    Belassi said:
    I think these are the products he means, EG: Silvex 
    Yes, it a similar product but instead of silver nitrate they use colloidal silver.
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