Agent Name

Selenium chloride

CAS Number

10025-68-0

Formula

Cl2-Se2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Diselenium dichloride; Selenium monochloride; [ChemIDplus] Selenium (I) chloride; [MSDSonline] UN2922

Category

Other Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deep red liquid; [Merck Index] Red-brown liquid; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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