Bismuth Oxychloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Bismuth Oxychloride Properties

Bismuth Oxychloride

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Bismuth oxychloride is an inorganic white pigment, and usually comes in two forms: diamond and pearl finishes. The diamond is shimmery and the pearl is more matte. It's formula is BiOCl.Bismuth occurs naturally, but in very small amounts. Most of the bismuth produced in the USA is as a by-product from refining lead, tin, copper, silver and gold ores.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White lustorus powder
CAS Number 7787-59-9
Density 7.72 g/ml
HS Code 282749900
IUPAC Name Bismuthine, chlorooxo-
LR Assay 79-82%
Lab Grade LR
Main Hazards If bismuth oxychloride contact with eyes causes mild eye irritation and can cause skin rashes.
Melting Point 500°C
Molar Mass 260.43g/mol
Molecular Formula BiClO
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number EB2700000
Synonyms Pearl White;Biju;Chlorooxo-Bismuthin;Chlorooxo-Bismuthine;Mearlite;Biron Lf-2000;Biron Mtu;Bismuth Oxychloride