Title: Bismuth Potassium Tartrate
CAS Registry Number: 5798-41-4
Additional Names: Potassium bismuthotartrate; potassium bismuth tartrate; potassium bismuthyl tartrate; tartaric acid bismuth complex potassium salt
Literature References: The bismuth content of the complex salts of bismuth and alkali tartrate may be made to range within wide limits (35-75% Bi). The medicinal grade contains 60-64% bismuth. Prepn: Kober, US 1663201 (1928 to Searle); Hagers Handb. Pharm. Praxis 1st Suppl., 316 (Berlin, 1949).
Properties: Odorless powder; sweetish taste; darkens on exposure to light. Sol in 2 parts water. Practically insol in alc or other organic solvents. The aq soln is slightly alkaline. Dec by mineral acids.
Therap-Cat: Formerly as antisyphilitic.