Detailed Product Description:
Lead(II) acetate is a white crystalline substance with a sweetish taste.
It is made by treating lead(II) oxide (PbO) with acetic acid. Like other
lead compounds, it is toxic. It is soluble in water and glycerin. With water it
forms the trihydrate, Pb(CH3COO)2·3H2O, a colorless or white efflorescent
monoclinic crystalline substance.
This is the trihydrate Reagent Grade Material with a minimum purity of 99.5%.
This substance is used as a reagent to make other lead compounds and as a
fixative for some dyes. In low concentrations, it is the principal active ingredient
in progressive types of hair coloring dyes. Lead(II) acetate is also used as a
mordant in textile printing and dyeing, as a drier in paints and varnishes, and in
preparing other lead compounds.
Lead acetate, has been used in cosmetics throughout history. Though this practice
has ceased in Western countries, it is still used in men's hair coloring products
like Grecian Formula.
Lead acetate paper is used to detect the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide. The gas
reacts with lead(II) acetate on the moistened test paper to form a grey precipitate
of lead(II) sulfide.
Download, read, and understand precautions described in Material
Safety Data Sheet.
Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml wide mouth HDPE Nalgene