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20601-83-6 - Mercury(II) selenide, 99.999% (metals basis) - 12832 - Alfa Aesar

12832 Mercury(II) selenide, 99.999% (metals basis)

CAS Number
20601-83-6
Synonyms

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1g 74.57
5g 264.71
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Mercury(II) selenide, 99.999% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00049743
EINECS
243-910-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
HgSe
Formula Weight
279.55
Form
-100 Mesh Powder
Melting point
subl.
Density
8.21
Solubility
Insoluble in water.

Applications

Mercury(II) selenide is used in semiconductors, infrared detectors, solar cells, transistors and amplifiers. It is also used as filters in some steel plants in order to remove mercury from exhaust gases. Further, it is used as an ohmic contact to wide-gap II-VI semiconductors such as zinc selenide or zinc oxide.

Notes

Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Govorkova, T. E.; Lonchakov, A. T.; Okulov, V. I.; Andriichuk, M. D.; Gubkin, A. F.; Paranchich, L. D. Spin ordering contribution of iron, cobalt, and nickel impurity electron states, to the low-temperature magnetic susceptibility of mercury selenide crystals. Low Temp. Phys. 2015, 41 (2), 154-156.

Palmer, J. H.; Parkin, G. Protolytic Cleavage of Hg-C Bonds Induced by 1-Methyl-1,3-dihydro-2 H-benzimidazole-2-selone: Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Mercury Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (13), 4503-4516.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H373-H400-H410

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P284-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P361-P302+P350-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes

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