lead tetraacetate

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.