Agent Name

Sodium selenate

CAS Number

13410-01-0

Formula

O4-Se.2Na

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Disodium selenate; Natriumseleniat [German]; Sel-tox SSO2 and SS-20; Selenic acid (H2SeO4), disodium salt; Selenic acid, disodium salt; Sodium selenium oxide (Na2SeO4); [ChemIDplus] UN2630

Category

Other Insecticides

Description

Decahydrate: White solid; [Merck Index] Colorless solid; [CAMEO] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as insecticide for plant protection and for various veterinary applications; [HSDB] Used as a reagent and insecticide for non-edible plants; [Hawley] An important additive to fertilizers; [Ullmann]

Comments

Ingestion of 22 mg/kg caused substantial rise in blood level, but minimal toxicity; [HSDB] May cause liver and kidney injury; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Selenium."

Reference Link

NIOSH Occupational Health Guidelines: Selenium and Inorganic Compounds

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
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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