Title: Bismuth Hydroxide
CAS Registry Number: 10361-43-0
Additional Names: Bismuth hydrate
Molecular Formula: BiH3O3
Molecular Weight: 260.00
Percent Composition: Bi 80.38%, H 1.16%, O 18.46%
Line Formula: Bi(OH)3
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Bismuth (8th ed.) 19, pp 119-122 (1927).
Properties: White to yellowish-white, amorphous powder. d15 4.962. Practically insol in water. When freshly pptd it is soluble in glycerol in presence of NaOH; sol in acids. Readily loses one mol H2O forming the metahydroxide which is yellow.
Density: d15 4.962
Use: As absorbent for rutin and quercetin; in hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid; in separation of plutonium from irradiated uranium.