Agent Name

Bismuth(III) nitrate

CAS Number

10361-44-1

Formula

N3-O9.Bi

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bismuth nitrate; Nitric acid, bismuth(3+) salt; Bismuth trinitrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1477

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Colorless crystals with slight nitric acid odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to precipitate alkaloids and to make luminous paints and other bismuth salts; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; Strong oxidizer; [MSDSonline] See "Bismuth." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 75-80 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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