Agent Name

Lead(II) acetate

CAS Number

301-04-2

Formula

C2-H4-O2.1/2Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetate de plomb [French]; Acetic acid lead(2+) salt; Acetic acid, lead salt; Acetic acid, lead(2 +) salt; Bleiacetat [German]; Dibasic lead acetate; Lead acetate; Lead acetate (Pb(Ac)2); Lead acetate (Pb(O2C2H3)2); Lead acetate (anhydrous); Lead diacetate; Lead dibasic acetate; Lead(2+) acetate; Lead(II) acetate; Normal lead acetate; Plumbous acetate; Salt of saturn; Sugar of lead; Unichem PBA; [ChemIDplus] UN1616

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Colorless to white solid; [ICSC] Brown or gray solid (commercial grades); [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used in varnishes, lead driers, chrome pigments, antifouling paints, analytical reagents, astringents, water repellants, hair dyes, and mordants for dyeing cotton; Also used in gold cyanidation process and to make insecticides, cosmetics, and perfumes; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] 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

Vapor Pressure

0.000722 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 280 deg C; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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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