About Selenates

Selenate Ion

Selenates are compounds which contain the selenate ion, SeO42-. They are salts or esters of selenic acid, formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens in that acid with metal ions or organic groups. Selenates are analogous to the more common sulfates, and have similar chemistry, though selenates typically exhibit greater solubility in aqueous solution than their equivalent sulfate. A number of selenates have important commercial uses, often as chemical reagents. Notably, sodium selenate is used in glass production either as a source of elemental selenium, which produces a red hue in glass, or directly as a decolorizing agents. The same chemical is additionally found in insecticides. Though selenium is an essential nutrient for many biological organisms, including humans, in large quantities it is toxic, and thus most selenates are considered toxic chemicals.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of selenate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its selenate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Selenates

Selenomethionine as a Safer Substitute for Barium Selenate in Long-Acting Injectable Se Supplements for Food-Producing Animals., Knowles, Scott O., and Grace Neville D. , J Agric Food Chem, 2017 Sep 20, Volume 65, Issue 37, p.8120-8127, (2017)

Coupled Effect of Ferrous Ion and Oxygen on the Electron Selectivity of Zerovalent Iron for Selenate Sequestration., Qin, Hejie, Li Jinxiang, Yang Hongyi, Pan Bingcai, Zhang Weiming, and Guan Xiaohong , Environ Sci Technol, 2017 May 02, Volume 51, Issue 9, p.5090-5097, (2017)

Sodium selenate treatment improves symptoms and seizure susceptibility in a malin-deficient mouse model of Lafora disease., Sánchez-Elexpuru, Gentzane, Serratosa José M., and Sánchez Marina P. , Epilepsia, 2017 Mar, Volume 58, Issue 3, p.467-475, (2017)

Crystal structures of sodium magnesium selenate decahydrate, Na2Mg(SeO4)2·10H2O, a new selenate salt, and sodium magnesium selenate dihydrate, Na2Mg(SeO4)2·2H2O., Kamburov, Stoyan, Schmidt Horst, Voigt Wolfgang, and Balarew Christo , Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem, 2017 Jul 01, Volume 73, Issue Pt 7, p.582-587, (2017)

Double cone of eigendirections in optically active ethylenediammonium selenate crystals., Martin, Alexander T., Nichols Shane M., Li Sichao, Tan Melissa, and Kahr Bart , J Appl Crystallogr, 2017 Aug 01, Volume 50, Issue Pt 4, p.1117-1124, (2017)

Sorption-desorption of selenite and selenate on Mg-Al layered double hydroxide in competition with nitrate, sulfate and phosphate., Constantino, Leonel Vinicius, Quirino Juliana Nunes, Monteiro Alessandra Maffei, Abrão Taufik, Parreira Paulo Sérgio, Urbano Alexandre, and Santos Maria Josefa , Chemosphere, 2017 Aug, Volume 181, p.627-634, (2017)

Sodium selenate, a protein phosphatase 2A activator, mitigates hyperphosphorylated tau and improves repeated mild traumatic brain injury outcomes., Tan, Xin L., Wright David K., Liu Shijie, Hovens Christopher, O'Brien Terence J., and Shultz Sandy R. , Neuropharmacology, 2016 Sep, Volume 108, p.382-93, (2016)

Teratogenic effect of cisplatin in rats and the protective role of sodium selenate., Hassan, Mohammed S., Morgan Ashraf M., Mekawy Mohey M., Zaki Amr R., and Ghazi Zeinab M. , Exp Toxicol Pathol, 2016 May, Volume 68, Issue 5, p.277-87, (2016)

Sodium selenate retards epileptogenesis in acquired epilepsy models reversing changes in protein phosphatase 2A and hyperphosphorylated tau., Liu, Shi-Jie, Zheng Ping, Wright David K., Dezsi Gabi, Braine Emma, Nguyen Thanh, Corcoran Niall M., Johnston Leigh A., Hovens Christopher M., Mayo Jamie N., et al. , Brain, 2016 Jun 11, (2016)

A Phase IIa Randomized Control Trial of VEL015 (Sodium Selenate) in Mild-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease., Malpas, Charles B., Vivash Lucy, Genc Sila, Saling Michael M., Desmond Patricia, Steward Christopher, Hicks Rodney J., Callahan Jason, Brodtmann Amy, Collins Steven, et al. , J Alzheimers Dis, 2016 Jul 22, (2016)

Human metabolism and renal excretion of selenium compounds after oral ingestion of sodium selenate dependent on trimethylselenium ion (TMSe) status., Jäger, Thomas, Drexler Hans, and Göen Thomas , Arch Toxicol, 2016 Jan, Volume 90, Issue 1, p.149-58, (2016)

Sodium selenate regulates the brain ionome in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease., Zheng, Lin, Zhu Hua-Zhang, Wang Bing-Tao, Zhao Qiong-Hui, Du Xiu-Bo, Zheng Yi, Jiang Liang, Ni Jia-Zuan, Zhang Yan, and Liu Qiong , Sci Rep, 2016 Dec 23, Volume 6, p.39290, (2016)

Sodium selenate treatment mitigates reduction of bone volume following traumatic brain injury in rats., Brady, R D., Grills B L., Romano T, Wark J D., O'Brien T J., Shultz S R., and McDonald S J. , J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 2016 Dec 14, Volume 16, Issue 4, p.369-376, (2016)

Biosynthesis of selenate reductase in Salmonella enterica: critical roles for the signal peptide and DmsD., Connelly, Katherine R. S., Stevenson Calum, Kneuper Holger, and Sargent Frank , Microbiology, 2016 Dec, Volume 162, Issue 12, p.2136-2146, (2016)

Reductive Removal of Selenate in Water Using Stabilized Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles., Liu, Hongfang, Cai Zhengqing, Zhao Xiao, Zhao Dongye, Qian Tianwei, Bozack Michael, and Zhang Mingang , Water Environ Res, 2016 Aug, Volume 88, Issue 8, p.694-703, (2016)