Bismuth Subsalicylate BP
Bismuth subsalicylate is a bismuth salt of salicylic acid. It is a member of salicylates and a bismuthcoordination entity.
As a derivative of salicylic acid, bismuth subsalicylate displays anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action. It also acts as an antacid.
|Characters||It occurs as a white or almost white powder.|
A) Specified test. It gives reactions of salicylates
B) It gives reaction of Bismuth
|Solubility||Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol. It dissolves in mineral acids with decomposition.|
|Chlorides||Not more than 200 ppm|
|Nitrates||Not more than 0.4%|
|Copper||Not more than 50 ppm|
|Lead||Not more than 20 ppm|
|Silver||Not more than 25 ppm|
|Soluble bismuth||Not more than 40 ppm|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 1.0 %|
|Assay||Not less than 56.0% to not more than 59.4% of Bi (Ar 209.0) (dried substance).|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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