Product Identification
【Product Name】L-(+)-Selenomethionine
【Synonyms】(S)-2-Amino-4-(methylseleno)butanoic acid
Butanoic acid, 2-amino-4-(methylseleno)-, (S)-
Butyric acid, 2-amino-4-(methylselenyl)-, L-
【Molecular Weight】196.1
【RTECS Class】Other
Physical and Chemical Properties
【Appearance】White to off-white solid. Characteristic odor.
【Melting Point】275
【Partition Coefficient】-.28
【Usage】A common natural food source of selenium.
First Aid Measures
【Ingestion】Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Wash mouth out with water.
【Inhalation】Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
【Skin】Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
【Eyes】Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Handling and Storage
【Storage】Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Refrigerator (approx 4 C).
【Handling】Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Hazards Identification
【Inhalation】May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
【Skin】May cause skin irritation. The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated. Prolonged or repeated contact has been associated with the development of a dry scaly dermatitis or with secondary infections.
【Eyes】May cause eye irritation. The toxicological properties of this material have not been fully investigated.
【Ingestion】May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
【UN (DOT)】3283
Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
【Personal Protection】Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron. Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
【Respirators】A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149. Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
【Exposure Effects】Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.
Fire Fighting Measures
【Fire Fighting】Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use carbon dioxide or dry chemical. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
【Fire Potential】Non-Combustible
Accidental Release Measures
【Small spills/leaks】Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability and Reactivity
【Incompatibilities】Oxidizing agents.
【Stability】Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
【Decomposition】Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, selenium/selenium oxides.
【Combustion Products】Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Transport Information
【UN Number】3283
【Hazard Class】6.1
【Packing Group】I; II; III