Agent Name

Lead naphthenate

Alternative Name

Naphthenic acids, lead salts

CAS Number

61790-14-5

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lead naphthenates; Naphthenic acid, lead salt; Naphthex Pb; Trokyd Lead; Naphthenic acids, lead salts; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Soft yellow semi-transparent solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a paint and varnish drier, catalyst, lube oil additive, wood preservative, and insecticide; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause injury to the kidneys and nervous system; Solutions can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] See "Cobalt naphthenate," "Copper naphthenate," and "Nickel naphthenate." See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Lead in blood = 200 ug/L (20 ug/100 ml); sampling time not critical; [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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