|Molar mass||443.376 g/mol|
|Appearance||colorless or pink crystals|
|Density||2.228 g/cm3 (17 °C)|
|Solubility in water||reacts with water|
|Solubility||reacts with ethanol
soluble in chloroform, benzene, nitrobenzene, hot acetic acid, HCl, tetrachloroethane
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Reagent in organic chemistry
- acetoxylation of benzylic, allylic and α-oxygen ether C-H bonds, for example the photochemical conversion of dioxane to 1,4-dioxene through the 2-acetoxy-1,4-dioxane intermediate  and the conversion of α-pinene to verbenone 
- oxidation of hydrazones to diazo compounds for example that of hexafluoroacetone hydrazone to bis(trifluoromethyl)diazomethane 
- aziridine formation, for example the reaction of N-aminophthalimide and stilbene 
- cleavage of 1,2-diols to the corresponding aldehydes or ketones often replacing ozonolysis, for instance the oxidation of di-n-butyl d-tartrate to n-butyl glyoxylate 
- reaction with alkenes to γ-lactones
- oxidation of alcohols carrying a δ-proton to cyclic ethers.
- Oxidative cleavage of certain allyl alcohols in conjunction with ozone:
- conversion of acetophenones to phenyl acetic acids 
Lead(IV) acetate may be fatal if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through skin. It causes irritation to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. It is a neurotoxin. It affects the gum tissue, central nervous system, kidneys, blood, and reproductive system.
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