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Lead(II) selenide is used in the production of infrared detectors for thermal imaging. It is also used as quantum dots in nanocrystal solar cell. It is an important material and finds applications in photographic plates, and photo resistors and optoelectronic devices.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H331-H350-H360Df-H373
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic if inhaled. May cause cancer. May damage the unborn child. Suspected of damaging fertility. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P301+P310-P304+P340-P308+P313-P311-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. 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. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant