Tetraethyllead

Authored by: Pradyot Patnaik

Handbook of Environmental Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498745611
eBook ISBN: 9781315151946
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315151946-129

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Abstract

Synonyms: tetraethylplumbane, lead tetraethyl; formula: Pb(C2H5)4; MW 323.47; CAS [78-00-2]; used in motor gasoline as an additive to prevent “knocking”; such an application, however, is currently curtailed because of environmental pollution; boils at 200°C; vapor pressure 0.2 Torr at 20°C; density 1.653 g/mL at 20°C; insoluble in water; slightly soluble in alcohols; dissolves in benzene, toluene, hexane, petroleum ether, and gasoline; highly toxic (Patnaik, 2007).

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