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(2N) 99% Lead(II,IV) Oxide
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(3N) 99.9% Lead(II,IV) Oxide
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(4N) 99.99% Lead(II,IV) Oxide
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(5N) 99.999% Lead(II,IV) Oxide
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Lead(II,IV) Oxide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula O4Pb3
Molecular Weight 685.6
Appearance Powder
Melting Point 500 °C (932 °F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 9.58 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 223.972
Monoisotopic Mass 223.972

Lead(II,IV) Oxide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H272-H302 + H332-H351-H360-H372-H410
Hazard Codes O,T,N
Precautionary Statements P201-P210-P220-P280-P308 + P313-P370 + P378
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes 61-8-20/22-33-50/53-62
Safety Statements 53-45-60-61
RTECS Number OG5425000
Transport Information UN1479 - class 5.1 - PG 2 - EHS - Oxidizing solid, n.o.s., HI: all
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Lead(II,IV) Oxide

High Purity Lead(II,IV) Oxide Powder Lead(II,IV) Oxide is a highly insoluble thermally stable Lead source suitable for glass, optic and ceramic applications. Lead oxide is an inorganic compound which may be prepared by heating lead metal in air at approx. 600 °C. Lead oxide occurs in two polymorphs, red and yellow, both occur naturally as rare minerals. Oxide compounds are not conductive to electricity. However, certain perovskite structured oxides are electronically conductive finding application in the cathode of solid oxide fuel cells and oxygen generation systems. They are compounds containing at least one oxygen anion and one metallic cation. They are typically insoluble in aqueous solutions (water) and extremely stable making them useful in ceramic structures as simple as producing clay bowls to advanced electronics and in light weight structural components in aerospace and electrochemical applications such as fuel cells in which they exhibit ionic conductivity. Metal oxide compounds are basic anhydrides and can therefore react with acids and with strong reducing agents in redox reactions. Lead Oxide is also available in pellets, pieces, powder, sputtering targets, tablets, and nanopowder (from American Elements' nanoscale production facilities). Lead Oxide is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia)and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Lead(II,IV) Oxide Synonyms

Lead oxide, red, Lead (II, IV) oxide, Minium, Diketolead, Dioxolead, Lead brown, Lead peroxide, Leady lead monoxide

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Pb3O4
MDL Number MFCD00078491
EC No. 215-235-6
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16685188
IUPAC Name lead(2+); oxygen(2-)
SMILES O1[Pb]O[Pb]2O[Pb]1O2
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/4O.3Pb

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


Lead Bohr ModelSee more Lead products. Lead (atomic symbol: Pb, atomic number: 82) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 207.2. The number of electrons in each of Lead's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 4] and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p2. The lead atom has a radius of 175 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 202 pm. In its elemental form, lead has a metallic gray appearance. Lead occurs naturally as a mixture of four stable isotopes: 204Pb (1.48%), 206Pb (23.6%), 207Pb (22.6%), and 208Pb (52.3%). Elemental LeadLead is obtained mainly from galena (PbS) by a roasting process. Anglesite, cerussite, and minim are other common lead containing minerals. Lead does occur as a free element in nature, but it is rare. It is a dense, soft metal that is very resistant to corrosion and poorly conductive compared to other metals. Its density and low melting point make it useful in applications such as electrolysis and industrial materials.


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