341010

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Bismuth(III) iodide

99%

Synonym(s):
Triiodobismuthane, Bismuth triiodide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
BiI3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
589.69
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

99%

reaction suitability

core: bismuth
reagent type: catalyst

mp

408 °C (lit.)

density

5.78 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

I[Bi](I)I

InChI

1S/Bi.3HI/h;3*1H/q+3;;;/p-3

InChI key

KOECRLKKXSXCPB-UHFFFAOYSA-K

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Application

Bismuth(III) iodide or Bismuth triiodide are nontoxic and hence they are used as environmentally friendly catalysts. It can be used as a catalyst in the:
  • Chemoselective deprotection of acetals and ketals in water.
  • Synthesis of polysubstituted guanidines by guanylation reaction of thioureas with amines.
  • Sulfenylation of carbonyl compounds.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 3260 8 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Bismuth (III) Halides and Sulfate as Highly Efficient Catalyst for the Sulfenylation of Carbonyl and Related Compounds1
Komatsu N, et al.
Synlett, 1995(09), 984-986 (1995)
Environmentally friendly organic synthesis using bismuth compounds: bismuth (III) iodide catalyzed deprotection of acetals in water
Bailey AD, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 49(4), 691-694 (2008)
The first bismuth (III)-catalyzed guanylation of thioureas
Cunha S and Rodrigues Jr MT
Tetrahedron Letters, 47(39), 6955-6956 (2006)
Jie Sun et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 79(5), 904-908 (2011-05-10)
A novel series of Ge-Te-BiI(3) chalcogenide glasses were prepared by traditional melt-quenching method and the glass-forming region was determined. Properties measurements including density, Vis-NIR and infrared (IR) transmission spectra with FTIR, XRD, DSC were adopted to analyze the composition, structure...
Wenhua Bi et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), (44)(44), 5743-5745 (2008-11-15)
The dehydration of a iodobismuthate hybrid built up from Bi(4)I(16) clusters and protonated L-cystine molecules involves an unprecedented reversible dynamic structural change in the solid state leading to 1D BiI(4) chains and 1D helical molecular chains, highlighting the templating effect...

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