CHARACTERISTICS

  • Its other names are

Lead oxide, plumbus oxide, lead monoxide

  • Present in the form of yellow crystals
  • Commercial grades are prepared in the form of red and yellow crystals

DENSITY

9.35

MELTING POINT

888.0OC

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in alkalis and acids
  • Insoluble in water

SOURCE

  • Obtained by oxidizing the lead in air

GRADES

  • C -P, powdered forms

PRECAUTION

  • Poisonous  on inhaling

USES

  • Rubber making products especially footwear, black heel formulas, rubber pipes, high grade hose tube, double texture rubber goods,  rain coats, rubber compounds, and in many other formulas

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