Agent Name

Thallium selenide

CAS Number

15572-25-5

Formula

Se-Tl2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Selenious acid, dithallium(1+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark gray solid with metallic luster; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in molten form as a semiconductor; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Selenium." See "Thallium" and the linked occupational disease.

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

OELs are for soluble compounds; Thallium selenide is insoluble;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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