A bright yellow powder that is made from the reaction of lead acetate and potassium iodide. Lead iodide is sensitive to light. Lead iodide is used for bronzing, gold pencils, ormolu, printing, photography, and cloud seeding.
Synonyms and Related Terms
lead (II) iodide
Soluble in concentrated alkalis, sodium thiosulfate and potassium iodide solutions. Slightly soluble in hot water and aniline. Insoluble in ethanol or cold hydrochloric acid.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 461.05|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by inhalation or ingestion. Noncombustible.
Skin contact may cause irritation or ulcers.
Carcinogen, teratogen, suspected mutagen.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 5248