Selenium, Elemental

CAS RN:7782-49-2

Major Uses

As ingredient of toning baths in photography; as pigment in mfr of ruby-, pink-, orange-, or red-colored glass; as metallic base in making electrodes for arc lights, electrical instruments and apparatus; as rectifier in radio and television sets; in selenium photocells, in semiconductor fusion mixtures, selenium cells, telephotographic apparatus; as vulcanizing agent in processing of rubber; as catalyst in determination of nitrogen by Kjeldahl method; for dehydrogenation of organic compounds.
In glass manufacturing, selenium is used to decolorize the green tint caused by iron impurities in container glass and other soda-lime silica glass and is used in architectural plate glass to reduce solar heat transmission. ... Selenium is used in catalysts to enhance selective oxidation; in plating solutions, where it improves appearance and durability; in blasting caps and gun bluing; in rubber compounding chemicals; in the electrolytic production of manganese to increase yields; and in brass alloys to improve machinability.
... Dietary supplement for livestock and as a fertilizer additive to enrich selenium-poor soils. It is used as a metallurgical additive to improve machinability of copper, lead, and steel alloys. ...
Medication
Find more information on this substance at: Hazardous Substances Data Bank , TOXNET , PubMed