Agent Name

Bismuth(III) oxide

CAS Number

1304-76-3

Formula

Bi2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bismuth Yellow; Bismuth oxide (BiO1.5); Bismuth sesquioxide; Bismuth sesquioxide (Bi2O3); Bismuth trioxide; Bismuth(3+) oxide; Bismuthous oxide; Bismutum-oxydatum; C.I. 77160; De-Nol; Dibismuth trioxide; Wimut(III)-oxid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow odorless solid; [Merck Index] Insoluble; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in disinfectants, magnets, polymers, catalysts, and glass; Also used in rubber vulcanization and paper fireproofing; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Bismuth."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 822-828 deg C; [MSDSonline]

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