Lead Metal



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Lead Metal is available as disc, granules, ingot, pellets, pieces, powder , rod, sputtering target, wire. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, quantum dots, targets for thin film deposition, pellets for evaporation and single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Elements can also be introduced into alloys or other systems as fluorides, oxides or chlorides or as solutions. Lead metal is generally immediately available in most volumes. 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.



Chemical Identifiers

Formula Pb
CAS 7439-92-1
Pubchem CID 5352425
MDL MFCD00134050
EC No. 231-100-4
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Pb


Molecular Weight 207.2
Appearance Bluish white
Melting Point 327.502 °C
Boiling Point 1740 °C
Density 11.35 g/cm3
Tensile Strength N/A
Thermal Conductivity 0.353 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K
Electronegativity 1.8 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.038 Cal/g/oK @ 25 °C
Heat of Vaporization 42.4 K-Cal/gm atom at 1740 °C
Heat of Fusion 1.224 Cal/gm mole

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302-H332-H360Df-H373-H410
Hazard Codes T,N
Risk Codes 61-33-40-48/20-51/53-62
Safety Statements 53-36/37-45
RTECS Number OF7525000
Transport Information UN 3077 9/PG 3
WGK Germany nwg
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

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 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products

PbSee 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%). Lead 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 industrual materials. For more information on lead, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of lead products, visit the Lead element page.


Recent Research & Development for Lead

  • The lack of protective effects of tea supplementation on liver and jejunal epithelium in adult rats exposed to cadmium and lead. Tomaszewska E, Winiarska-Mieczan A, Dobrowolski P. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 11/8/2015
  • Chronic lead poisoning magnifies bone detrimental effects in an ovariectomized rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Lee CM, Terrizzi AR, Bozzini C, Piñeiro AE, Conti MI, Martínez MP. Exp Toxicol Pathol. 10/14/2015
  • Multigenerational epigenetic inheritance in humans: DNA methylation changes associated with maternal exposure to lead can be transmitted to the grandchildren. Sen A, Heredia N, Senut MC, Land S, Hollocher K, Lu X, Dereski MO, Ruden DM. Sci Rep. 10/1/2015
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia Classification in the 12-Lead ECG using Atrial Waves Detection and a Clinically Based Tree Scheme. Perlman O, Katz A, Amit G, Zigel Y. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 9/30/2015
  • In this issue - October 2015: Cattle exports mortality trends · Infectious reproductive disease in Victorian bulls · Perfectionism and moral distress in vet practice · Effect of activated protein C on equine wound healing · Body wall reconstruction in a dog · Bone fractures and delayed union associated with lead exposure · Dyke-Davidoff-Masson-like syndrome in a cat · Fibrous ingluvioliths in pet cockatiels. [No authors listed] Aust Vet J. 9/30/2015
  • A facile one-pot synthesis of deep blue luminescent lead bromide perovskite microdisks. Yuan Z, Shu Y, Tian Y, Xin Y, Ma B. Chem Commun (Camb). 9/25/2015
  • Cardiac device-associated lead infection: a diagnosis not to be missed. Marquette M, Budhdeo S, Rajagopal V, Marinescu M. Oxf Med Case Reports. 9/24/2015
  • Improved recording of atrial activity by modified bipolar leads derived from the 12-lead electrocardiogram. Kennedy A, Finlay DD, Guldenring D, Bond RR, McEneaney DJ, Peace A, McLaughlin J. J Electrocardiol. 9/16/2015
  • How many routes lead to migration? Comparison of methods to assess and characterise migratory movements. Cagnacci F, Focardi S, Ghisla A, van Moorter B, Merrill E, Gurarie E, Heurich M, Mysterud A, Linnell J, Panzacchi M, May R, Nygård T, Rolandsen C, Hebblewhite M. J Anim Ecol. 9/14/2015
  • Multiple-exciton generation in lead selenide nanorod solar cells with external quantum efficiencies exceeding 120. Davis NJ, Böhm ML, Tabachnyk M, Wisnivesky-Rocca-Rivarola F, Jellicoe TC, Ducati C, Ehrler B, Greenham NC. Nat Commun. 4/28/2004

Free Test Sample Program

We recognize many of our customers are purchasing small quantities directly online as trial samples in anticipation of placing a larger future order or multiple orders as a raw material for production. Since our primary business is the production of industrial quantities and/or highly consistent batches which can be used for commercial production and purchased repeatedly in smaller quantity, American Elements offers trial samples at no charge on the following basis. Within 6 months of purchasing materials directly online from us, you have the option to refer back to that order and advise that it is the intention of your company, institution or lab to either purchase a larger quantity, purchase the material in regular intervals or purchase more on some other basis.

We will then evaluate your future needs and assuming the quantity or number of future purchases qualify, we will fully credit your purchase price with the next order. Because of the many variables in the quantity and number of orders you may place, it is impossible to evaluate whether your future order(s) will qualify for this program prior to your placing your next order. Please know American Elements strongly desires to make this free sample program available to you and will make every effort to do so once your next order is placed.