Agent Name

Bismuth subsalicylate

CAS Number

14882-18-9

Formula

C7-H5-Bi-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Hydroxybenzoic acid bismuth (3+) salt, basic; Basic bismuth salicylate; Bismogenol "tosse" inj; Bismuth oxysalicylate; Bismuth salicylate, basic; Bismuth, (2-hydroxybenzoato-O(1),O(2))oxo-; Bismuth, oxo(salicylato)-; Bismuthi subsalicylas; Bismutum subsalicylicum; Kaopectate; Pepto-Bismol; Salicylic acid basic bismuth salt; Salicylic acid, bismuth basic salt; Spiromak forte; Stabisol; Trigastronol; Vismut; Wismutsalicylat, basisches; Wismutsubsalicylat; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White or nearly white odorless solid; [Merck Index] White or yellow odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an agricultural fungicide and to impart a pearly surface to cellulose-base, polystyrene, and phenol-formaldehyde resins; Also used in heat-sensitive coatings for copying paper, to stabilize tolylenediamine mixtures, and in pharmaceuticals for upset stomach; [HSDB]

Comments

When used as an injectible drug to treat syphilis, side effects included gingivitis, rash, diarrhea, and increased albumin in the urine; Jaundice was a rare complication of treatment; The fatal oral dose in humans is probably 0.5 to 5 grams/kg; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Bismuth." See "Salicylic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.07E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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