It is also called red lead, minimum, and lead tetroxide.

CHARECTERISTICS

  • Dark shiny red color powder

SOLUBILITY

  • It is slightly soluble in acids but insoluble in water

DENSITY

  • 8.32 to 9.16

GRADES

  • Technical, 95%, 97%, 98%

PRECAUTION

  • Its dust is very poisonous

USES

  • It is used to refine alcohol
  • Also used in manufacturing of varnish
  • Also used in glass and ceramic making
  • Ceramic glazing is done using this compound
  • It is present in many fireworks materials and in paints that are used to prevent metal from rusting.

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