Agent Name

Lead(II) tartrate

CAS Number

815-84-9

Formula

C4-H4-O6.Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead tartrate; Lead tartrate (VAN); Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (2R,3R)-, lead(2+) salt (1:1); Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (R-(R*,R*))-, lead(2+) salt (1:1) (9CI); Tartaric acid, lead(2+) salt (1:1) (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes other changes of the blood in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats (LDLo = 990 mg/kg); [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; May have cumulative adverse effects; Possible reproductive and fetal toxicant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "L-Tartaric acid." 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

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: