lead tetraacetate

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lead tetraacetate

[′led ‚te·trə′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
Pb(CH3COO)4 Crystals that are faintly pink or colorless; melts at 175°C; used as an oxidizing agent in organic chemistry, cleaving 1,2-diols to form aldehydes or ketones.
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