Agent Name

Bismuth oxychloride

CAS Number

7787-59-9

Formula

Bi-Cl-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Basic bismuth chloride; Bismuth chloride oxide; Bismuth subchloride; Bismuthine, chlorooxo-; Bismutum-oxychloratum; CI 77163; Chlorooxobismuthine; Pearl white; Pigment white 14; BIJU; Bismut-chlorid-oxid; Mearlite; Wismut(III)-chlorid-oxid; Wismutchloridoxid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless solid; [CAMEO] Insoluble; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in cosmetics, pigments, artificial pearls, and dry-cell cathodes; Used in the past as a medication to treat syphilis; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [CAMEO] See "Bismuth."

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