Bismuth(III) chloride is also known as bismuth trichloride and trichlorobismuth. It is an inorganic salt that is obtained by reacting bismuth with chlorine. The property value of hydrogen bond acceptor is 3.
Following is the table of formulas of bismuth(III) chloride:
|The Simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES)||[Cl].[Cl].[Cl].[Bi+3]|
Structure Of Bismuth(III) Chloride
Properties Of Bismuth(III) Chloride
|Molecular mass||315.34 g/mol|
|Melting point||230 to 232℃|
|Appearance||Pale yellow solid|
Applications Of Bismuth(III) Chloride
- Processes like alcoholysis, acetolysis and hydrolysis, BiCl3 is used as a catalyst.
- Allylation of secondary benzyl alcohols.
- It is used in the preparation of thiiranaes from oxiranes.
Health hazards of BiCl3 are that it can cause burns on the skin when it reacts with water as hydrochloric acid is produced.
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