Italian - Acido di Piombo
Spanish - Ácida de Plomo
Belgian - Azoture de Plomb; Nitrure de Plomb
Initiating agent for high explosives.
Lead Azide is used in detonators and primers to replace either wholly or in part Mercury Fulminate. Lead Azide is also used as an initiating agent in military ammunition, and as an ingredient of priming compositions which are physical mixtures of materials that are very sensitive to impact or percussion, and when exploded undergo very rapid autocombustion.