Lead (II) Nitrate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Pb(NO3)2. It commonly occurs as a colourless crystal or white powder and, unlike most other lead(II) salts, is soluble in water. Its major wide-scale use was in lead-based paints, but was later swapped out for less toxic equivalents. Its more modern uses lay as a stabiliser for nylon and polyester fabrics,  in coatings for photothermographic paper, and for gold cyanidation. However, the use of lead nitrate is constantly being scrutinised for its toxic and hazardous nature.

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CAS Number: 10099-74-8
UN Number: 1469
Hazard Class: 5.1 + 6.1+EHS
Packing Group: II
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What is the CAS Number of Lead Nitrate?

The CAS number of Lead Nitrate is 10099-74-8.

What is the UN Number of Lead Nitrate?

The UN Number of Lead Nitrate is 10099-74-8.

What is the Hazard Class and packing group of Lead Nitrate?

The hazard class of Lead Nitrate is 5.1 + 6.1+EHS.  Lead Nitrate is a toxic substance, please refer to our Safety Sheet below before handling it.

Physical properties of Lead Nitrate

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: White
Odor: Odourless
Odor Threshold: No information available
pH: ≈ 4.3 Temp.: 20 °C
Melting Point / Range: 458 – 459 °C
Boiling Point / Range: >35 °C
Molecular Formula: No information available
Molecular Weight: No information available
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Safety Information for Lead Nitrate

All the safety information for Lead Nitrate can be found in our MSDS (material safety data sheet) below. It includes information on first aid, accidental release, fire-fighting, handling and storage, personal protection and much more. Please familiarise yourself with the hazards before handling it.

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Lead Nitrate is typically assigned the following ratings on the Hazmat scale:

Health Hazard: 2

This indicates that the chemical has the ability to cause harm to human health and moderate injury.

Fire Hazard: 0

This material is normally stable and will not burn unless heated.

Reactivity: 2

This material is normally unstable and will readily undergo violent chemical change, but will not detonate.

Specific Hazard: N/A

The white section is used to indicate any special hazards associated with the substance, such as corrosivity or unusual reactivity. The substance does not typically have specific hazards indicated in this section.