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Lead(II) Sulfide (PbS)

Lead(II) Sulfide (PbS) is a soft, silvery to black irregularly shaped crystalline powder that is stable at ambient temperature. It is insoluble in water and diluted acids but soluble in HN02 and dilute hot HCl. Lead(II) sulfide is an inert compound that is a semiconductor, photoconductor, and infrared radiation material.
These properties lend to its use in electronic components.

Pb= 80%, S= 14%, PbS= 93%, Fe= 0.5%, Zn= 2.5%, and Si0₂= 0.5%

Typical Applications

Lead(II) Sulfide is used in ceramics, infrared radiation detectors, and semiconductors and photo-optic applications. It is a slip property modifier used in the friction industry to enhance heat conduction and regulate friction coefficient. It is also used as black pigment.

Packaging Options

25 kg. net per drum with 1,500 kg. net per pallet lot.


Lead(II) sulfide TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed
For further information, please call the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902
Lead(II) sulfide CAS Number: 1314-87-0
Lead(II) sulfide UN Number: 2291/ 1794
Lead(II) sulfide EINECS Number:215-246-6

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