Agent Name

Lead tetraoxide

CAS Number

1314-41-6

Formula

O4-Pb3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77578; C.I. Pigment Red 105; CI 77578; CI Pigment Red 105; Gold satinobre; Heuconin 5; Lead Oxide Red; Lead orthoplumbate; Lead oxide; Lead oxide (3:4); Lead oxide (Pb3O4); Lead tetraoxide; Lead tetroxide; Mennige; Mineral Orange; Mineral Red; Minium; Minium Non-Setting RL 95; Minium Red; Orange Lead; Paris Red; Pigment Red 105; Plumboplumbic oxide; Red Lead; Red Lead Oxide; Red Lead Oxide (Pb3O4); Sandix; Saturn Red; Trilead tetraoxide; Trilead tetroxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lead Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Red solid; [ICSC] Insoluble in water; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used to make colorless glass; faience glaze; porcelain painting flux, iron and steel coatings; rubber pigment; glass cement; Also used in gas and steam pipes, storage batteries, writing on glass, and to make lead peroxide and matches; [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

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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