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Bismuth Subnitrate

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(2N) 99% Bismuth Subnitrate
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(3N) 99.9% Bismuth Subnitrate
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(4N) 99.99% Bismuth Subnitrate
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(5N) 99.999% Bismuth Subnitrate
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Bismuth Subnitrate Properties

Compound Formula H9Bi5N4O22
Molecular Weight 1461.99
Appearance White powder
Melting Point 500 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density (Theoretical) 4.928 g/cm3
Exact Mass 1461.872836
Monoisotopic Mass 1461.872836

Bismuth Subnitrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes O
Risk Codes 8
Safety Statements 16-17-26-28
RTECS Number EB2977000
Transport Information UN 1477 5.1/PG 2
WGK Germany N/A

About Bismuth Subnitrate

High purity Bismuth Subnitrate Nitrate IonBismuth Subnitrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Bismuth source for uses compatible with nitrates and lower (acidic) pH. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion. The nitrate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of a single nitrogen atom ionically bound to three oxygen atoms (Formula: NO3) for a total formula weight of 62.05. Nitrate compounds are generally soluble in water. Nitrate materials are also oxidizing agents. When mixed with hydrocarbons, nitrate compounds can form a flammable mixture. Nitrates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale (nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. Bismuth Nitrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Bismuth Nitrate Solution. 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 Subnitrate Synonyms

Bismuth(III) nitrate basic, Bismuth(III) oxynitrate, Bismuth(III) subnitrate, Bismuthyl nitrate, [(Dihydroxybismuthino)oxy](oxo)azane oxide - hydroxy(oxo)bismuthine (4:1)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Bi5O(OH)9(NO3)4
MDL Number MFCD00064844
EC No. 215-136-8
Pubchem CID 24884203
IUPAC Name tetrabismuth; oxobismuthanylium; nonahydroxide; tetranitrate
SMILES O=[N+]([O-])O[Bi](O)O.O[Bi](O)O[N+]([O-])=O.O[Bi]=O.O[Bi](O)O[N+]([O-])=O.O[Bi](O)O[N+]([O-])=O
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/5Bi.4NO3.9H2O.O/c;;;;;4*2-1(3)4;;;;;;;;;;/h;;;;;;;;;9*1H2;/q+1;4*+3;4*-1;;;;;;;;;;/p-9

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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See 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.

See more Nitrogen products. Nitrogen is a Block P, Group 15, Period 2 element. Its electron configuration is [He]2s22p3. In its elemental form, nitrogen's CAS number is 7727-37-9. Nitrogen is an odorless, tasteless, colorless and mostly inert gas. It is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and it constitutes 78.09% (by volume) of Earth's atmosphere. Nitrogen was discovered by Daniel Rutherford in 1772.


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