Agent Name

Lead(III) oxide

CAS Number

1314-27-8

Formula

O3-Pb2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead sesquioxide; Lead oxide (Pb2O3); Lead trioxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Reddish-yellow solid, insoluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramics, ceramic cements, metallurgy, and varnishes; [Hawley] Used as a modifier in ballistics and explosives and to make lithium batteries; [Ullmann]

Comments

Toxic material; [Hawley] 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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