Elucidation of the elusive structure and formula of the active pharmaceutical ingredient bismuth subgallate by continuous rotation electron diffraction
Journal article, 2017

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. 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.


Y. Wang

Stockholm University

S. Takki

Stockholm University

O. Cheung

Heriot-Watt University

H. Xu

Stockholm University

W. Wan

Stockholm University

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry

A.K. Inge

Stockholm University

Chemical Communications

1359-7345 (ISSN)

Vol. 53 52 7018-7021

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