Agent Name

Potassium selenate

CAS Number

7790-59-2

Formula

O4-Se.2K

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Selenic acid, dipotassium salt; Selenic acid, potassium salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus] UN2630

Category

Other Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; May have cumulative adverse effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium selenate." See "Selenium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, as Se

PEL (OSHA)

0.2 mg/m3, as Se

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, as Se, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

1 mg/m3, as Se

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Selenates."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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