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Description of key information

The test item, Bismuth metal, is an odourless, greyish-white  soft metal or metal powder with reddish tinge and/or a bright metallic luster.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid

Additional information

For the evaluation of this endpoint data from two handbooks (CRC handbook and Merck Index) and one database (Gestis database) were used as a weight of evidence.

According to ECHA, guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment – chapter R.7a, specific handbook data for physic-chemical properties are considered to be a reliable data source. Useful reference books and data compilations containing peer reviewed physico-chemical data include the Merck Index and the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

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