Agent Name

Lead(II) nitrate

CAS Number

10099-74-8

Formula

N2-O6.Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead dinitrate; Lead nitrate; Lead nitrate (Pb(NO3)2); Lead (2+) nitrate; Nitric acid, lead (2+) salt; Plumbous nitrate; [ChemIDplus] UN 1469;

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White or colorless crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in match and pyrotechnics manufacturing, dyeing and printing textiles, staining horn and mother-of-pearl, photography, engraving, refining lead, separating titanium from clay, delustering rayon, stabilizing nylon, coating paper for photothermography, catalyzing polyesters, coating nickel anodes, and recovering metals from cyanide solution; [HSDB]

Comments

Effects of short-term exposure: irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Heating to decomposition at 290 deg C releases nitrogen oxides and lead oxide; [ICSC] 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

TLV-Carcinogenicity Designation A3 (as lead, elemental and inorganic compounds). [CHEMINFO] PEL = 30ug/m3 (as Pb)

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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