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10656 Bismuth(III) iodide, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
10656-04 2g 34.30
10656-09 10g 121.00
10656-18 50g 437.00
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Bismuth(III) iodide, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Boiling Point
ca 500°
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Light Sensitive. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Insoluble in water. Highly soluble in ethanol, benzene, toluene and xylene, hydrochloric acid and in hydriodic acid.


Polycrystalline films of bismuth triiodide are used as beta direct and digital detectors for medical imaging applications. Bismuth(III) iodide is used as an ice nucleant. It is also used in electron microscopy to reveal synapses. Addition of bismuth triiodide has been shown to improve the glass forming ability and thermal stability of Ge-Te-BiI(3) chalcogenide glasses. Solution-processable BiI3 nanosheets have been shown to exhibit the potential to be used as HTLs (Hole Transport Layer) in conventional OPV (organic photovoltaic) devices.


It is stable in air. It is not hygroscopic, but decomposed by water.

Literature References

Boopathi, K. M.; Raman, S.; Mohanraman, R.; Chou, F. -C.; Chen, Y. -Y.; Lee, C. H.; Chang, F. C.; Chu, C. W. Solution-processable bismuth iodide nanosheets as hole transport layers for organic solar cells. Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2014, 121, 35-41.

Jia, R. R.; Wu, C. P.; Wu, S.; Yang, Y. X.; Chen, Y. R.; Jia, Y. Q. Synthesis and characterization of aspartic acid complexes of antimony and bismuth triiodide. Amino Acids 2006, 31 (1), 85-90.

Li, H.; Wang, M.; Huang, S.; Liu, J.; Lin, X.; Chen, Z. Preparation and Characterization of Two Bismuth(III) Iodide Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Solids. Synth. React. Inorg. M. 2011, 41 (10), 1351-1357.

Sun, J.; Nie, Q.; Wang, X.; Dai, S.; Xu, T.; Wang, G. Glass formation and properties of Ge-Te-BiI3 far infrared transmitting chalcohalide glasses. Spectrochim. Acta Part A 2011, 79 (5), 904-908.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H335

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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