Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lead Oxide

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6846

n (ca. 1926) Either yellow lead oxide, PbO (litharge) or red lead oxide, Pb3O4. Both are used as pigments, though much less today in the US than formerly because of concerns about lead’s toxicity and the need to keep it out of the environment. The oxides are sometimes used as fillers in radiation-shielding applications. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA