Agent Name

Lead(II) cyanide

CAS Number

592-05-2

Formula

C2-N2-Pb

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

C.I. 77610; C.I. Pigment Yellow 48; Cyanure de plomb [French]; Lead dicyanide; Lead cyanide; [ChemIDplus] Cianuro de plomo (Spanish DOT); [CAMEO] UN1620

Category

Cyanides

Description

White to yellowish solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in metallurgy; [Hawley]

Comments

Gradually decomposed by water evolving hydrogen cyanide; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] See "Lead" and linked occupational diseases. See "CYANIDES."

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 (5 mg/m3, as CN)

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as CN

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

Motor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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