Bismuth Oxide
Title: Bismuth Oxide
CAS Registry Number: 1304-76-3
Additional Names: Bismuth trioxide; bismuthous oxide; bismuth yellow
Molecular Formula: Bi2O3
Molecular Weight: 465.96
Percent Composition: Bi 89.70%, O 10.30%
Literature References: Occurs in nature as the mineral bismite. Prepn: Gmelins, Bismuth (8th ed.) 19, p 109-113 (1927).
Properties: Yellow, heavy, odorless powder or monoclinic crystals; stable in air. Practically insol in water; sol in HCl or HNO3.
Use: In disinfectants, magnets, glass, rubber vulcanization; in fireproofing of papers and polymers; in catalysts.
Therap-Cat: Astringent.
Keywords: Astringent.

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