Bismuth Subsalicylate BP

Abstract: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.


General Specifications:

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white powder.

Test A)

Test B)


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.
Acidity Specified test.
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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