Agent Name

Lead(IV) oxide

Alternative Name

Lead dioxide

CAS Number

1309-60-0

Formula

O2-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bioxyde de plomb [French]; C.I. 77580; CI 77580; Lead Brown; Lead Oxide Brown; Lead dioxide; Lead oxide; Lead oxide (PbO2); Lead peroxide; Lead peroxide (PbO2); Lead superoxide; Lead(IV) oxide; Peroxyde de plomb [French]; [ChemIDplus] Plattnerite; [Ullmann] UN1872

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Brown crystals that are insoluble in water; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in matches, explosives, and electrodes; [CAMEO] Used to make dyes, matches, pyrotechnics, polysulfide polymers, and other chemicals; [Ullmann]

Comments

See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; [ACGIH]

TLV (ACGIH)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

Explanatory Notes

mp = 554.0 deg F (decomposes); [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Probable Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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Diseases

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