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Bismuth Oxide

High Purity Bi2O3
CAS 1304-76-3

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Formula CAS No. PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Bi2O3 1304-76-3 14776 MFCD00003462 215-134-7 oxo(oxobismuthanyloxy) bismuthane N/A O=[Bi]O[Bi]=O InChI=1S/2Bi.3O WMWLMWRWZQELOS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Bi2O3 465.96 Yellow Powder 817° C
(1,503° F)
1890 °C
(3434 °F)
8.9 g/cm3 465.945541 465.945541 0 Safety Data Sheet

Oxide IonBismuth Oxide is a highly insoluble thermally stable Bismuth source suitable for glass, optic and ceramic applications. Bismuth oxide is found naturally as the mineral bismite and sphaerobismoite but can also be achieved as a by-product of the smelting of copper and lead ores. Bismuth oxide is the most industrially vital compound of bismuth. Oxide compounds are not conductive to electricity. However, certain perovskite structured oxides are electronically conductive finding application in the cathode of solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen generation systems. They are compounds containing at least one oxygen anion and one metallic cation. They are typically insoluble in aqueous solutions (water) and extremely stable making them useful in ceramic structures as simple as producing clay bowls to advanced electronics and in light weight structural components in aerospace and electrochemical applications such as fuel cells in which they exhibit ionic High Purity (99.999%) Bismuth Oxide(Bi2O3) Powderconductivity. Metal oxide compounds arebasic anhydrides and can therefore react with acids and with strong reducing agents in redox reactions. Bismuth Oxide is also available in pellets, pieces, powders, sputtering targets, tablets, and nanopowder (from American Elements' nanoscale production facilities). See Nanotechnology for more nanotechnology applications information. Bismuth Oxide is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Bismuth (Bi) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Bismuth (atomic symbol: Bi, atomic number: 83) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 208.98040. The number of electrons in each of Bismuth's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p3. Bismuth Bohr ModelThe bismuth atom has a radius of 156 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. In its elemental form, bismuth is a silvery white brittle metal. Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of all metals and, with the exception of mercury, its thermal conductivity is lower than any other metal. Elemental Bismuth Bismuth has a high electrical resistance, and has the highest Hall Effect of any metal (i.e., greatest increase in electrical resistance when placed in a magnetic field). Bismuth is found in bismuthinite and bismite It is also produced as a byproduct of lead, copper, tin, molybdenum and tungsten extraction. Bismuth was first discovered by Early Man. The name Bismuth originates from the German word 'wissmuth,' meaning white mass. For more information on bismuth, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of bismuth products, visit the Bismuth element page.

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Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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Recent Research & Development for Bismuth

  • Thermal Decomposition of Bismuth Oxysulfide from Photoelectric Bi2O2S to Superconducting Bi4O4S3. Xian Zhang, Yufeng Liu, Ganghua Zhang, Yingqi Wang, Hui Zhang, and Fuqiang Huang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: February 3, 2015
  • Electrospun Bismuth Ferrite Nanofibers for Potential Applications in Ferroelectric Photovoltaic Devices. Linfeng Fei, Yongming Hu, Xing Li, Ruobing Song, Li Sun, Haitao Huang, Haoshuang Gu, Helen L. W. Chan, and Yu Wang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 26, 2015
  • Indirect Bandgap and Optical Properties of Monoclinic Bismuth Vanadate. Jason K. Cooper, Sheraz Gul, Francesca M. Toma, Le Chen, Yi-Sheng Liu, Jinghua Guo, Joel W. Ager, Junko Yano, and Ian D. Sharp. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 15, 2015
  • Reactivity of N,C,N-Chelated Antimony(III) and Bismuth(III) Chlorides with Lithium Reagents: Addition vs Substitution. Iva Vránová, Roman Jambor, Aleš R?ži?ka, Robert Jirásko, and Libor Dostál. Organometallics: January 6, 2015
  • Bismuth Sulfide Nanorods as a Precision Nanomedicine for in Vivo Multimodal Imaging-Guided Photothermal Therapy of Tumor. Jing Liu, Xiaopeng Zheng, Liang Yan, Liangjun Zhou, Gan Tian, Wenyan Yin, Liming Wang, Ying Liu, Zhongbo Hu, Zhanjun Gu, Chunying Chen, and Yuliang Zhao. ACS Nano: January 5, 2015
  • Oxygen Vacancy Induced Bismuth Oxyiodide with Remarkably Increased Visible-Light Absorption and Superior Photocatalytic Performance. Yongchao Huang, Haibo Li, Muhammad-Sadeeq Balogun, Wenyue Liu, Yexiang Tong, Xihong Lu, and Hongbing Ji. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: December 1, 2014
  • Investigation of New Alkali Bismuth OxoSulfates and OxoPhosphates with Original Topologies of Oxo-Centered Units. Minfeng Lü, Marie Colmont, Marielle Huvé, Isabelle De Waele, Christine Terryn, Almaz Aliev, and Olivier Mentré. Inorg. Chem.: October 31, 2014
  • Low-Lying Electronic States in Bismuth Trimer Bi3 As Revealed by Laser-Induced NIR Emission Spectroscopy in Solid Ne. Tomonari Wakabayashi, Yoriko Wada, Kyo Nakajima, Yusuke Morisawa, Susumu Kuma, Yuki Miyamoto, Noboru Sasao, Motohiko Yoshimura, Tohru Sato, and Kentarou Kawaguchi. J. Phys. Chem. A: October 30, 2014
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition of Epitaxial and Polycrystalline Bismuth Vanadate Thin Films. Alexander J. E. Rettie, Shirin Mozaffari, Martin D. McDaniel, Kristen N. Pearson, John G. Ekerdt, John T. Markert, and C. Buddie Mullins. J. Phys. Chem. C: October 29, 2014
  • Gravimetric Analysis of Bismuth in Bismuth Subsalicylate Tablets: A Versatile Quantitative Experiment for Undergraduate Laboratories. Eric Davis, Ken Cheung, Steve Pauls, Jonathan Dick, Elijah Roth, Nicole Zalewski, Christopher Veldhuizen, and Joel Coeler. J. Chem. Educ.: 41935