Bismuth subcarbonate (BiO)2CO3, sometimes written Bi2O2(CO3) is a chemical compound of bismuth containing both oxide and carbonate anions. Bismuth is in the +3 oxidation state. Bismuth subcarbonate occurs naturally as the mineral bismutite. Its structureconsists of Bi-O layers and CO3 layers and is related to kettnerite, CaBi(CO3)OF. It is light-sensitive. It is highly radiopaque and for example is used as a filler in radiopaque catheters which can be seen by x-ray. In modern medicine, bismuth subcarbonate has been made into nanotube arrays that exhibit antibacterial properties.
Chemical Properties Of Bismuth Subcarbonate Sold Online At LabAlley.com
- CAS Number: 5892-10-4
- Molecular Formula: Approx. (BiO)2CO3
- Assay: 97.6-100.7%
- Loss on Drying: 1.0%
- Chloride: 0.05%
- Alkalies and Alkaline Earths: 1.0%
- Nitrate: 0.4%
- Silver: 0.0025%
- Arsenic: 5 mg/g
- Copper: 0.005%
- Lead: 0.002%
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