Agent Name

Bismuth subcarbonate

CAS Number

5892-10-4

Formula

C-Bi2-O5

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2,4-Dioxa-1,5-dibismapentane, 1,3,5-trioxo-; Basic bismuth carbonate; Bismuth carbonate oxide (Bi2(CO3)O2); Dibismuth carbonate dioxide; [ChemIDplus] Bismuth oxycarbonate; Bismutite; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramic glazes and pearly coatings on plastics; Also used as a drug (antacid and anti-diarrheal); [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Bismuth."

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