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Zinc Selenide (ZnSe)

Zinc Selenide is a light-yellow, solid compound that is chemically inert, non-hygroscopic, highly pure, intrinsic semiconductor. It has extremely low bulk losses due to absorption and scatter, has a high resistance to thermal shock, and is stable in virtually all environments. The powder is available down to 3 microns on average.

Purity 99% to 99.99%
Typical Applications

Zinc selenide is used for infrared optical windows, lenses, phosphors, mirrors and prisms, and light-emitting diodes. It is used in x-ray and gamma-ray detectors.

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Zinc Selenide TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed
Please contact the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.
Zinc Selenide CAS Number: 1315-09-9
Zinc Selenide EINECS Number: 215-259-7
Zinc Selenide UN Number: 3283
Zinc Selenide Emergency Overview: Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed, and danger of cumulative effects. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, and may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

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