Agent Name

Sodium bismuthate(V)

CAS Number

12232-99-4

Formula

Bi-O3.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bismuth sodium oxide (BiNaO3); Bismuth sodium trioxide; Bismuthate (BiO31-), sodium; Sodium bismuthate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow to yellowish-brown solid; Somewhat hygroscopic; [Merck Index] Yellow to brown hygroscopic powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for the determination of manganese in iron and steel; [Merck Index]

Comments

The commercial product is about 85% sodium bismuthate(V) with the remainder being mainly water and bismuth oxide; Decomposed by hot water producing bismuth oxide and sodium hydroxide and liberating oxygen; [Merck Index] Contains less than 15% water and bismuth oxide; May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Bismuth oxide."

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