Bismuth Nitrate Pentahydrate

Bismuth nitrate pentahydrate is a common bismuth salt, which is a kind of inorganic chemical compound. Bi(NO3)3 is colorless crystalline particles, which smell like nitric acid. It tends to deliquesce and dissolve in dilute nitric acid. Bismuth trinitrate pentahydrate decompose in water and form bismuth subnitrate. Bi(NO3)3.5H2o is soluble in glycerinum, acetone, dilute acids(including acetic acid), hardly dissolve in ethyl alcohol, carbon tetrachloride and ethyl acetate. Its property is very close to mercury nitrate, which both form subsalt sediment. Bismuth trinitrate pentahydrate could be reduced to bismuth element by strong reductant as sodium stannite.

It is chemically stable, but forbid to contact with reducing agent, combustible stuff, active metal powder, moisture air, sulfur and phosphorus There is no bismuth nitrate anhydrous processed.

Bismuth Nitrate Pentahydrate

CAS No.:10035-06-0 EINECS No.:233-791-8 Molecular Formula:Bi(NO3)3.5H2O Molecular Weight:485.07
Melting Point:30℃ Boiling Point:80℃ Density:2.83 UN1477


Bismuth trinitrate pentahydrate is raw material for other bismuth salts and pharmaceuticals. It applies as chemical reagent to do microanlysis of sodium and thallium in chemical anlysis. Bi(NO3)3.5H2O is also raw material for various catalyst in oil industry. 

Bi(NO3)3.5H2O applies to production of luminous paints, enamel, kinescope  and do metal surface treatment. It could reduce aromatic nitro compounds with activated carbon catalyzes hydrazine hydrate to form arylamine. Its productive rate is between 78~99%