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Selenous acid

99.999% trace metals basis

Selenious acid
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99.999% trace metals basis


70 °C (dec.) (lit.)


3.004 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Selenous acid is a dibasic acid. It is the oxoacid of selenium and can be formed by adding selenium dioxide gas to water. Selenous acid shows analogy to sulfurous acid. As a crystalline solid, the molecules are arranged in a pyramid and in a solution it behaves as a diprotic acid.


50, 500 g in glass bottle
Packaged in glass bottles

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 229857.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - STOT RE 2

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Encyclopedia of the Alkaline Earth Compounds null
Thomas G Back et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 70(23), 9230-9236 (2005-11-05)
[Reaction: see text]. Several novel organoselenium and tellurium compounds were prepared and evaluated as mimetics of the selenoenzyme glutathione peroxidase, which protects cells from oxidative stress by reducing harmful peroxides with the thiol glutathione. The compounds were tested for catalytic...
H Chen et al.
International journal of food microbiology, 18(2), 151-159 (1993-04-01)
Five Salmonella serotypes recovering from heat injury exhibited different kinetics of resuscitation and growth. Exponential growth was reached before full resuscitation. Fully resuscitated cells and uninjured cells at low cell densities exhibited sensitivity when transferred from non-selective media to selective...
M Rizki et al.
Environmental and molecular mutagenesis, 37(1), 70-75 (2001-02-15)
The genotoxic activity of three selenium compounds (sodium selenite, sodium selenate, and selenious acid) and the antigenotoxic effects of sodium selenite in combination with the chromium compound potassium dichromate were studied using the wing spot test of Drosophila melanogaster. This...
Y Kayanoki et al.
Journal of biochemistry, 119(4), 817-822 (1996-04-01)
Selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase (GPx) plays a protective role in oxidative stress-induced apoptosis. In this study, we demonstrated that MDBK cells, a bovine renal epithelial cell line, exhibited internucleosomal DNA fragmentation characteristic of apoptotic cell death under selenium-deficient conditions with lower...

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