Bismuth citrate

  • Bismuth, [citrato(3-)]-
  • 1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, bismuth(3+) salt (1:1)
Formula
C6H8O7.Bi
Structure
Description
White powder

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
813-93-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
212-390-1
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H5BiO7
Formula mass
401.11
Density
3.458 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Protection
Splash goggles. Full suit. Boots. Gloves. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Small spills/leaks
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguishing agents: SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Fire potential
May be combustible at high temperature.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Hazardous in case of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation .Due to the presence of dark line on gums, chronic bismuth toxicity may complicate diagnosis of chronic lead toxicity.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Cold water may be used. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
   Eyes
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.

Transport.