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Lead(IV) acetate

Lead(IV) acetate
Systematic name Lead(IV) acetate
Other names Lead tetraacetate
Molecular formula Pb(C2H3O2)4
Molar mass 443.38 g/mol
CAS number [546-67-8]
Density 2.23 g/cm3
Solubility (water) hydrolysis
Melting point 175 - 180C °C
Boiling point decomp
Disclaimer and references

Lead(IV) acetate or lead tetraacetate is a chemical compound with chemical formula Pb(C2H3O2)4 and is a lead salt of acetic acid. It is commercially available often stabilized with acetic acid.

It can be prepared by reaction of red lead with acetic acid [1] The other main lead acetate is Lead(II) acetate.

Reagent in organic chemistry

Lead tetraacetate is a strong oxidizing agent, a source of acetyloxy groups and a general reagent for the introduction of lead into organolead compounds. Some of its many uses in organic chemistry:

  • conversion of acetophenones to phenyl acetic acids [10]


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  8. ^ O3/Pb(OAc)4: a new and efficient system for the oxidative cleavage of allyl alcohols E.J. Alvarez-Manzaneda R. Chahboun , M.J. Cano, E. Cabrera Torres, E. Alvarez, R. Alvarez-Manzaneda, b, A. Haidour and J.M. Ramos López Tetrahedron Letters Volume 47, Issue 37 , 11 September 2006, Pages 6619-6622 doi:10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.07.020
  9. ^ Conversion of 1-allyl-cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone, in the proposed reaction mechanism the allyl group is first converted to a trioxalane according to conventional ozonolysis which then interacts with the alkoxy lead group
  10. ^ Synthesis 1981, 2, 126-127.
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