- Lead dinitrate
White crystals or powder, odorless.
Manufacture matches and special explosives, as mordant in dyeing and printing on textiles, mordant for staining horn, mother of pearl, oxidizer in dye industry, sensitizer in photography, process engraving.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
toxic for reproduction, harmful, dangerous for the environment
R 61 8 20/22 33 50/53 62
S 53 17 45 60 61
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
450 - 470
Vapor density (air=1)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Keep away from clothing and other combustible materials.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Decomposes when heated.
Forms an explosive compound with: ammonium thiocyanate, potassium acetate, or lead hypophosphite. Other incompatibles include: aluminum, alkyl esters, carbon, hydroxylamine, phosphorus, phosphinates, sulfur, tin chloride.
Nitrogen oxides, lead/lead oxides.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustion generates toxic fumes. Oxidizer. Greatly increases the burning rate of combustible materials. Extinguishing media: Use water only!
Lead nitrate reacts with brilliant sparks when projected on red-hot carbon. Strong oxidizing material. Dangerous fire risk in contact with organic materials.
May explode from heat or contamination.
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
TLV (as Pb): ppm; 0.05 mg/m3 A3 (ACGIH 1996). MAK: ppm; 0.1 mg/m3; as Pb (1996).
G-A3, I-2B, CP65
Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation and ingestion. Chronic exposure to lead may result in plumbism which is characterized by lead line in gum, headache, muscle weakness, mental changes,
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause effects similar to those for inhalation exposure.
May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, tachycardia, dyspnea, and death. May cause adverse central nervous system effects including headache, convulsions, and possible death. May cause kidney damage. May cause anemia.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
USCG CHRIS Code
2834 29 20
Std. Transport #