Lead sulfate, blue basic

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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

Other Properties

Insoluble in water or ethanol.

Density 6.2

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

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