Agent Name

Zinc selenide

CAS Number

1315-09-9

Formula

Se-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

UN3283

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water; [Hawley] Yellow powder; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a commercial phosphor; [Merck Index] Used in "windows" of infrared optical products; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; May have cumulative adverse effects to organs; Targets the liver; [Aldrich 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/m3Inhalable fraction, as Se

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Selenium compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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