Agent Name

Selenium disulfide

CAS Number

7488-56-4

Formula

S2-Se

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Exsel; Lenium; Sebusan; Sel-O-Rinse; Seleen; Selen(IV) sulfid; Selenex; Selenium sulfide; Selenium sulfide (SeS2); Selenium(IV) disulfide (1:2); Selenix; Selsun; Selsun Blue; Selukos; Sul-Blue; Sulfur selenide; Zeran; Selenium(IV) disulfide; [ChemIDplus] UN2657

Category

Other Inorganic Compounds

Description

Bright orange solid; [Hawley] Orange or red-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make glass and photoelectric cells; in shampoos and ointments to treat seborrhea, dandruff, and fungal infections; and as a veterinary topical treatment for eczema and dermatomycoses; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin and eye irritant; [Hawley] May cause skin and mucous membrane irritation; [HSDB] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] 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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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