2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate; lead(2+); trihydrate
Lead citrate trihydrate
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||999.8 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||White odorless powder or crystals|
|Boiling point||309.6 °C (589.3 °F; 582.8 K)|
|Soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol|
|H302, H332, H360, H373, H410|
|P201, P202, P260, P261, P264, P270, P271, P273, P281, P301+P312, P304+P312, P304+P340, P308+P313, P312, P314, P330, P391, P405, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Lead citrate is a compound of lead and citrate that is primarily used as an enhancer for heavy metal staining in electron microscopy. This salt binds to osmium and uranyl acetate and enhances contrast in many cellular structures. Lead citrate is highly reactive with carbon dioxide.
- Dale Perry (April 2016). Handbook of Inorganic Compounds. CRC Press. p. 225.
- Arun Sharma and Archana Sharma (2014). Chromosome Techniques: Theory and Practice. Butterworth-Heinemann. p. 285.