Bismuth Subcarbonate
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Title: Bismuth Subcarbonate
CAS Registry Number: 5892-10-4
CAS Name: Bismuth carbonate oxide (Bi2(CO3)O2)
Additional Names: bismuth oxycarbonate; bismutite
Molecular Formula: CBi2O5
Molecular Weight: 509.97
Percent Composition: C 2.36%, Bi 81.96%, O 15.69%
Line Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Bismuth (8th ed.) 19, p 178 (1927). Crystal structure, stability and spectral studies: P. Taylor et al., Can. J. Chem. 62, 2863 (1984). Thermal decompn study: H. Henmi et al., Thermochim. Acta 114, 393 (1987). Powder neutron diffraction structural study: C. Greaves, S. K. Blower, Mater. Res. Bull. 23, 1001 (1988). Vibrational spectrum of hemihydrate: G. E. Tobon-Zapata et al., J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 16, 656 (1997). In vitro efficacy vs Campylobacter pylori: K. Vogt et al., Zentralbl. Bakteriol. 273, 33 (1990). Review of pharmaceutical prepns: M. Wesolowski, Arzneim.-Forsch. 28, 372-378 (1978).
Properties: Insol in water.
Derivative Type: Hemihydrate
CAS Registry Number: 5798-45-8
Properties: Odorless, tasteless powder. Practically insol in water or alc. Sol in mineral acids, in concd acetic acid.
Use: In admixture with other substances in glazes on ceramics; for pearly surfaces for plastics.
Therap-Cat: Antacid; antidiarrheal.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antidiarrheal.
Keywords: Antacid; Antidiarrheal.

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