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Description of key information

In a weight of evidence approach the appearance of the compound is described as follows: 
According to CRC handbook (2008) lead telluride appears as grey cubic crystals.
According to Merck handbook (2006) lead telluride appears as silver-grey cubic crystals.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
solid

Additional information

According to handbook data (Merck index and CRC handbook) lead telluride appears as silver-grey to grey cubic crystals. Handbook data considered to be from a trusted source acc. to "ECHA, Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment – Chapter R.7a: Endpoint specific guidance" and therefore, the description could be regarded as valid.