- Nitric acid, bismuth(3+) salt
- Bismuth(III) nitrate
Used in the preparation of other bismuth salts, luminous paints.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 8 36/37/38
S 17 26 37/39
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Hazards and Protection.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture. Avoid storage on wood floors.
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Keep combustibles (wood, paper, oil, etc.,) away from spilled material.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Reducing agents, strong acids, finely powdered metals, organic materials, combustible materials.
Nitrogen oxides, bismuth oxide.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with other material may cause fire. May require flooding with water in order to eliminate hazardous reactions since the materials generate their own oxygen.
Chronic exposure: May cause kidney injury. May cause methemoglobinemia, which is characterized by chocolate-brown colored blood, headache, weakness, dizziness, breath shortness, cyanosis (bluish skin due to deficient oxygenation of blood), rapid heart rate, unconsciousness and possible death. Methylene blue, alone or in combination with oxygen is indicated as a treatment in nitrite induced methemoglobinemia.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Ingestion of nitrate containing compounds can lead to methemoglobinemia.
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis (bluish discoloration of skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood), convulsions, tachycardia, dyspnea (labored breathing), and death. May cause acute pulmonary edema, asphyxia, chemical pneumonitis, and upper airway obstruction caused by edema.
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.