Bismuth: Inorganic Chemistry
Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Whitmire, K. H. 2011. Bismuth: Inorganic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2011
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Solid state and molecular compounds of bismuth have many interesting and useful properties. In addition to bismuth alloys, this article describes simple binary compounds such as the bismuthine, bismuth halides, carboxylates, alkoxides, thiolates, dithiocarbamates and oxides are described in addition to coordination compounds based upon them. Some of these compounds have antibacterial and/or antifungal properties. They have also been used to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Also described are reduced bismuth cluster compounds and transition metal cluster compounds incorporating.
- coordination compounds;
- zintl ion;
- organometallic compounds;
- gastrointestinal disease;
- biological activity;