Elucidation of the elusive structure and formula of the active pharmaceutical ingredient bismuth subgallate by continuous rotation electron diffraction

Yunchen Wang, Sofia Takki, Ocean Cheung, Hongyi Xu, Wei Wan, Lars Öhrström, A. Ken Inge

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Abstract

Bismuth subgallate has been used in wound and gastrointestinal therapy for over a century. The combination of continuous rotation electron diffraction and sample cooling finally revealed its structure as a coordination polymer. The structure provides insight regarding its formula, poor solubility, acid resistance and previously unreported gas sorption properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7018-7021
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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