Agent Name

Lead 2-ethylhexoate

CAS Number

16996-40-0

Formula

C8-H16-O2.x-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Ethylhexanoic acid, lead salt; Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, lead salt; [ChemIDplus] Lead (II) 2-ethylhexoate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

50% in mineral spirits: Light brown liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

50% in mineral spirits: An irritant; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause organ injury; May be toxic to fertility or the developing child; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] 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

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

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

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: