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LEAD ACETATE
ICSC: 0910
Peer-Review Status: 04.10.1997 Validated
Lead diacetate
Lead dibasic acetate 
CAS #: 301-04-2 RTECS #: AI5250000
UN #: 1616
EC #: 082-005-00-8
EINECS #: 206-104-4
    Formula: C4H6O4Pb / (CH3COO)2Pb
Molecular mass: 325.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal cramps. Constipation. Convulsions. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 61-33-48/22-50/53-62; S: 53-45-60-61; Note: E 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III.  Separated from bromates, carbonates, phosphates, phenols and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including lead oxides and acetic acid. Reacts violently with bromates, phosphates, carbonates and phenols. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as Pb): 0.05mg/m³ as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A; (DFG 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood and central nervous system. This may result in haemolytic anaemia, nervous disorders and kidney impairment. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood, bone marrow, cardiovascular system, kidneys and nervous system. This may result in anaemia, increase of blood pressure, paralysis, kidney impairment and behavioural effects. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Causes serious reproductive toxicity in humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 280°C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.3
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 44  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds, mammals, soil contamination and water quality. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants and animals. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it is persistent. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of acute intoxication do not become manifest until hours have passed.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004 and 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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