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Selenic acid Basic information

Product Name:
Selenic acid
CAS:
7783-08-6
MF:
H2O4Se
MW:
144.97348
EINECS:
231-979-4
Mol File:
7783-08-6.mol
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Selenic acid Chemical Properties

Melting point:
58°C
Boiling point:
260°C
Density 
1.407 g/mL at 25 °C
refractive index 
n20/D 1.5174(lit.)
Flash point:
>230 °F
solubility 
Miscible with sulfuric acid. Immiscible with ammonia.
pka
4.19±0.10(Predicted)
form 
Liquid
color 
Colorless
Water Solubility 
g/100g H2O: 426 (0°C), 567 (20°C), 1328 (30°C) [LAN05]; decomposed by alcohol [HAW93]
Merck 
14,8429
Stability:
Stable, but decomposes on heating. Non-flammable. Incompatible with metals, combustible materials. Hygroscopic.
CAS DataBase Reference
7783-08-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Selenic acid (7783-08-6)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
T,N
Risk Statements 
23/24/25-34-50/53-33-23/25-41-38
Safety Statements 
23-26-36/37/39-45-61-60-28-20/21-16
RIDADR 
UN 3264 8/PG 1
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
VS6575000
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
8
PackingGroup 
I

MSDS

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Selenic acid Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

colourless or white crystals

General Description

A white crystalline solid. Very corrosive to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Corrosive to metal. Toxic by skin absorption and by ingestion.

Air & Water Reactions

Very hygroscopic. Soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Selenic acid, LIQUID reacts exothermically with chemical bases (for example: amines and inorganic hydroxides) to form salts. The reactions can generate dangerously large amounts of heat in small spaces. A good oxidizing agent. May oxidize organic matter such as wood, cotton, fiberboard, etc.. Reacts with active metals, including iron and aluminum, and also less active metals, to dissolve the metal and liberate hydrogen and/or toxic gases. Can initiate polymerization in certain classes of organic compounds. Reacts with cyanide salts and compounds to release gaseous hydrogen cyanide. Flammable and/or toxic gases are also often generated with dithiocarbamates, isocyanates, mercaptans, nitrides, nitriles, sulfides, and weak or strong reducing agents. Additional gas-generating reactions occur with sulfites, nitrites, thiosulfates (to give H2S and SO3), dithionites (SO2), and even carbonates: the carbon dioxide gas from the last is nontoxic but the heat and spattering from the reaction can be troublesome. May often catalyze (increase the rate) of chemical reactions.

Health Hazard

TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.

Fire Hazard

Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Some are oxidizers and may ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.

Safety Profile

Selenium compounds are poisons. A corrosive irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Se. See also SELENIUM COMPOUNDS,

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