Agent Name

Lead subacetate

CAS Number

1335-32-6

Formula

C4-H10-O8-Pb3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

BLA; Basic lead acetate; Bis(acetato)dihydroxytrilead; Bis(acetato)tetrahydroxytrilead; Bis(aceto)dihydroxytrilead; Lead acetate, basic; Lead monosubacetate; Lead subacetate; Lead, bis(acetato)tetrahydroxytri-; Lead, bis(acetato-O)tetrahydroxytri-; Monobasic lead acetate; Subacetate lead; Lead, bis(acetato-kappaO)tetrahydroxytri-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Very soluble in water; [[Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in analysis, clarifying, and decolorizing of organic solutions, e.g., sugar; [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

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as Pb

Explanatory Notes

mp = 75 deg C; [Ullmann]

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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