Lead sulfate, blue basic
A mute blue-gray powder composed of a mixture of Lead sulfate, Lead oxide, Lead sulfide, Lead sulfite, and Zinc oxide. Blue basic lead sulfate is used as a filler in rubbers and vinyl products. It is also used as a anticorrosion pigment in metal priming paints.
Synonyms and Related Terms
sulfato básico de plomo azul (Esp.); sublimed blue lead; blue lead
Insoluble in water or ethanol.
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by inhalation or ingestion. Noncombustible. Skin contact may cause irritation or ulcers. Carcinogen, teratogen, suspected mutagen.
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993