Agent Name

Lead(II) acetate trihydrate

CAS Number

6080-56-4

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Pb.3H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, lead(+2) salt trihydrate; Bis(acetato)trihydroxytrilead; Bleiazetat [German]; Lead acetate trihydrate; Lead diacetate trihydrate; Lead(II) acetate trihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Sugar of lead; [Ullmann] UN1616

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Water soluble white powder; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a cotton dye mordant, a water repellant, and as a raw material in cosmetics and to make other lead compounds; [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

Melting point equals 167 deg F; [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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