Agent Name

Sodium selenide

CAS Number

1313-85-5

Formula

Na2-Se

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disodium monoselenide; Disodium selenide; [ChemIDplus] UN3283

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; Turns red and deliquesces in air; [Merck Index] Gray crystalline powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

May be corrosive to skin and eyes; Highly toxic by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause organ injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] 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 "Selenium compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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