Agent Name

Lead(II) iodide

CAS Number

10101-63-0

Formula

I2-Pb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Blei(II)-iodid; Lead diiodide; Lead iodide; Lead iodide (PbI2); Lead(II) iodide; Plumbous iodide; Plumbum jodatum; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Bright yellow solid; [Merck Index] Slightly soluble in water(630 mg/L at 20 deg C); [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Sources/Uses

Used in photographic films and emulsions, aerosols for cloud seeding, asbestos brake linings; batteries, mercury-vapor lamps, thermoelectric materials, and lubricants; [HSDB] Used in bronzing, printing, photography and special gold applications; [Merck Index]

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 (0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides))

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

Explanatory Notes

mp = 402 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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Toxicity Information

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Diseases

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