Bismuth Metal




Product Code Available Product Forms Request A Quote
BI-M-02 (2N) 99% Bismuth Metal Request
BI-M-03 (3N) 99.9% Bismuth Metal Request
BI-M-04 (4N) 99.99% Bismuth Metal Request
BI-M-05 (5N) 99.999% Bismuth Metal Request
BI-M-06 (6N) 99.9999% Bismuth Metal Request


Molecular Weight 208.98
Appearance Silvery-red metal
Melting Point 271.3 °C
Boiling Point 1560 °C
Density 9.747 g/cm3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 7.97 W/m ·K
Electronegativity 2.02 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.123 J/g ·K (20 °C)
Heat of Vaporization 151 kJ/mol
Heat of Fusion 11.30 kJ/mol

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H228
Hazard Codes F
Risk Codes 11
Safety Statements 16
RTECS Number EB2600000
Transport Information UN 3089 4.1/PG 2
WGK Germany nwg
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


High Purity (99.9999%) Bismuth (Bi) MetalBismuth Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, sputtering target, wire, and in numerous other forms and custom shapes. See safety data and research below and pricing/lead time above. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Bismuth metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. 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.

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Bi
CAS 7440-69-9
Pubchem CID 5359367
MDL MFCD00134033
EC No. 231-177-4
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Bi

Packaging Specifications

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.

Related Products

BiSee more Bismuth products. 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 BismuthBismuth 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.


Recent Research & Development for Bismuth

  • Bio-coordination of bismuth in Helicobacter pylori revealed by immobilized metal affinity chromatography. Wang Y, Tsang CN, Xu F, Kong PW, Hu L, Wang J, Chu IK, Li H, Sun H. Chem Commun (Camb). 10/7/2015
  • Watt-level, continuous-wave bismuth-doped all-fiber laser operating at 1.7???m. Firstov SV, Alyshev SV, Riumkin KE, Melkumov MA, Medvedkov OI, Dianov EM. Opt Lett. 10/1/2015
  • Lead Migration from Toys by Anodic Stripping Voltammetry using a Bismuth Film Electrode. Leal MF, Catarino RI, Pimenta AM, Souto MR, Afonso CS, Fernandes AF. Arch Environ Occup Health. 9/30/2015
  • Bismuth, lansoprazole, amoxicillin and metronidazole or clarithromycin as first-line Helicobacter pylori therapy. Zhang W, Chen Q, Liang X, Liu W, Xiao S, Graham DY, Lu H. Gut. 9/30/2015
  • Direct Observation of Melting in Shock-Compressed Bismuth With Femtosecond X-ray Diffraction. Gorman MG, Briggs R, McBride EE, Higginbotham A, Arnold B, Eggert JH, Fratanduono DE, Galtier E, Lazicki AE, Lee HJ, Liermann HP, Nagler B, Rothkirch A, Smith RF, Swift DC, Collins GW, Wark JS, McMahon MI. Phys Rev Lett. 9/23/2015
  • Magnetoresistance in the Spin-Orbit Kondo State of Elemental Bismuth. Craco L, Leoni S. Sci Rep. 9/9/2015
  • Bismuth and chromium co-doped strontium titanates and their photocatalytic properties under visible light irradiation. Lv M, Xie Y, Wang Y, Sun X, Wu F, Chen H, Wang S, Shen C, Chen Z, Ni S, Liu G, Xu X. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 7/2/2015
  • Single Unit Cell Bismuth Tungstate Layers Realizing Robust Solar CO2 Reduction to Methanol. Liang L, Lei F, Gao S, Sun Y, Jiao X, Wu J, Qamar S, Xie Y. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 5/28/2015
  • Bismuth Entrapped in Mesoporous Carbon for the Simultaneous Measurement of Pb, Cd and Zn. Hu X, Miao Y, Zhou S, Liang X. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 3/18/2015
  • Temperature-induced phase changes in bismuth oxides and efficient photodegradation of phenol and p-chlorophenol. Hu Y, Li D, Sun F, Weng Y, You S, Shao Y. J Hazard Mater. 3/13/2013

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.