Agent Name

Seleno-L-methionine

CAS Number

3211-76-5

Formula

C5-H11-N-O2-Se

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(S)-2-Amino-4-(methylseleno)butanoic acid; Butyric acid, 2-amino-4-(methylselenyl)-, L-; L-Selenomethioninum; Selenium-L-methionine; SelenoSource AF 2000; Selenomethionine; Butanoic acid, 2-amino-4-(methylseleno)-, (S)-; [ChemIDplus] L-Selenomethionine; [RTECS] L-(+)-Selenomethionine; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3283

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An analog of methionine containing selenium; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes effects on food intake and maternal reproductive effects (menstrual cycle changes or disorders) in 30-day intermittent oral studies of monkeys; Causes other liver changes and multiple enzyme effects in 7-day intermittent oral studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause organ injury; Targets the eyes, liver, kidney, blood, spleen, and nerves; Reproductive toxicity observed in experimental animals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] "See Methionine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Selenium compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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