Lead Acetate Lab Grade
Lead Acetate, also known as Lead(II) Acetate and Lead Diacetate, has the chemical formula C4H6O4Pb or Pb(CH3COO)2. It appears as colorless crystals or white crystalline powder with a slight acetic odor and is Water-soluble at ambient conditions. When heated to decomposition, it emits toxic fumes of Lead Oxides. It can be synthesized by dissolving Lead Monoxide or Lead Carbonate in strong Acetic Acid. Lab grade chemicals possess reasonable purity but do not comply with any official standard for quality or purity like the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, or the FCC Grade. The Lab Grade is also known as Laboratory Reagent (LR) and Chemically Pure (CP). Lab Alley’s Lead Acetate, Lab Grade is recommended for educational institutes, research labs, and commercial applications.
Lead(II) acetate, also known as lead acetate, lead diacetate, plumbous acetate, sugar of lead, lead sugar, salt of Saturn, or Goulard's powder, is a white crystalline chemical compound with a sweet taste. It is made by treating lead(II) oxide with acetic acid. Like other lead compounds, it is toxic.
Lead acetate is a white crystalline compound of lead with a sweetish taste. Known as “sugar of lead”, it is water-soluble and one of the most bioavailable forms of lead. Similar to other lead compounds, it is very poisonous and soluble in water.
- Lead Acetate CAS Registry Number: 6080-56-4
- Lead Acetate Formula: Pb(C2H3O2)2
- Lead Acetate Molar Mass: 325.29 g/mol
- Lead Acetate Solubility In Glycerol: Anhydrous: 20 g/100 g (15 °C); Trihydrate: 143 g/100 g (20 °C)
- LD50 (median dose): 400 mg/kg (mice, oral)
- Other cations: Lead(IV) acetate
- Refractive index (nD): 1.567 (trihydrate)
- Lead Acetate Probing Of The MS2 ssRNA Genome
- Lead Acetate Trihydrate
- Lead Acetate White Crystals
- Lead(II) acetate ChemSpider ID: 8956
- Lead(II) acetate PubChem CID: 9317
Lead acetate is soluble in water and glycerin. With water it forms the trihydrate, Pb(CH3COO) 3H2O, a colourless or white efflorescent monoclinic crystalline substance.
Lead Acetate Hazards
- Eye: May result in corneal injury. May cause irreversible eye injury. ...
- Skin: May cause skin irritation.
- Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause kidney damage.
- Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
- Chronic: Chronic exposure may cause blood effects.
Lead acetate is common in hair dyes — particularly, in “progressive” hair dyes. Progressive hair dyes, more commonly used by men, work to cover gray hair gradually. Continued exposure to lead acetate is potentially a serious health concern, and it is time for the FDA to ban its use in hair products.
Information On Lead(II) Acetate From PubChem
Lead acetate appears as a white to gray crystalline solid. Denser than water. Contact may irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes. May be toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption. Used in dyes, waterproofing, insecticides, antifouling paints, hair dyes and many other processes. Read more here.
- Analytical studies
- Chemical precursor
- Synthesis of varnishes
- Lead driers
- Synthesis of pigments/paints
- Production of insecticides
Lead Acetate Shipping Information:
DOT: Lead acetate, 6.1, UN1616, PG III, marine pollutant
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