Molecule of the Week

Bismuth subsalicylate

November 28, 2005

Bismuth subsalicylate was originally used in a formula developed 100 years ago by a doctor in his home to combat cholera infantum. A staple of many medicine cabinets, bismuth subsalicylate, in the form of Pepto-Bismol, is be taken by countless people during the holiday season to help reverse the effects of overindulging.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service)