- Bismuth oxynitrate
- Bismuthyl nitrate
Odorless, white powder.
In prepn of milk of bismuth, as astringent, adsorbent, & protectant.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Drug; Human Data
Swiss Giftliste 1
Decomposition point, °C
4.928 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a cool, dry place.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Eyes: 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. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Flammable and combustible materials, organic substances.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire. Extinguishing media: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Use flooding quantities of water.
Hazard: Oxidizing material; fire risk near organic materials.
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Throbbing headache is common. Seizures have been reported following severe intoxication. Behavioral deficits were observed in the adult offspring of rats who received sodium nitrite prenatally.
May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, and death. May cause kidney failure. May cause visual changes with blurred vision. Opacities may form in the cornea.
May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
May cause mild eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately. Induce vomiting by giving one teaspoon of Syrup of Ipecac.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.