Lead Acetate Trihydrate

Other Trading Names:

  • Lead Diacetate Trihydrate
  • Plumbous Acetate

CAS Number: 6080-56-4 

HS Code: 29152900

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 Kg Bag
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Lead Acetate Trihydrate

Chemical Name

Lead Acetate Trihydrate




Clear Crystals

Insoluble Matter








Chemical Description

  • Lead Acetate Trihydrate is a white crystalline compound, soluble in water and its solubility is 55.04g/100g water.
  • It is also soluble in glycerol and insoluble in ether.
  • It gives a slight odor of acetic acid, having the property of weathering.
  • It is a covalent compound and a weak electrolyte.
  • Lead acetate trihydrate is used as a mordant in the dyeing and printing of textiles.
  • A mordant is a substance used to set dyes on fabrics by forming a coordination complex with the dye, which then attaches to the fabric.
  • It helps fix dyes onto the fabric, ensuring the colors are more vibrant and long-lasting.
  • It is an ingredient in some hair dyes, particularly progressive dyes, which gradually darken hair.
  • It was used in cosmetics and as a sweetener, although these uses have been largely discontinued due to toxicity concerns.
  • It was used as an astringent and antiseptic in lotions and ointments, though this practice has declined due to safety issues.
  • It is used in the leather tanning industry to help soften and preserve leather.
  • Lead acetate assists in the tanning process, making the leather more pliable.
  • It serves as a precursor in the synthesis of various other lead-based chemicals and compounds used in different industrial processes.
  • In certain specialized applications, lead acetate is used in the production of lead-based paints and coatings.
  • These are mostly for industrial and military uses where specific properties are required.
  • It is commonly used in chemical laboratories as a reagent for various analytical procedures.
  • It is employed in the detection of sulfides, where it forms a black precipitate of lead sulfide upon reaction.
  • The use of lead acetate trihydrate is highly regulated.
  • It is important to handle it with care and adhere to safety guidelines to minimize health risks.
  • It is available in 25 Kg bags and can be delivered by sea and air.
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