Lead(II) azide

  • Lead diazide
  • Lead azide
  • Lead(2+) azide
  • RD 1333
Formula
Pb(N3)2
Structure
Description
Needles or white powder.
Uses
Used as a primer in explosives.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13424-46-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-542-1
EC Index Number
082-003-00-7
EC Class
Explosive; Toxic for reproduction Category 1; Toxic for reproduction Category 3; Harmful; Danger of cumulative effects; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
OF8650000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
2291
Merck
12,5415
Beilstein/Gmelin
101499 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
N6Pb
Formula mass
291.24
Melting point, °C
~350 (explosive)
Density
4.7 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep spilled material wet. Wet spilled material before picking it up. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Dangerously explosive. Do not fight fires in a cargo of explosives. Evacuate area and let burn.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
50 µg/m3 PEL
Carcinogin
G-A3, I-2B, CP65
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Avoid any skin contact. See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove material from skin immediately. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2291
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
LEE
 
Std. Transport #
4901440