About Selenides

Selenide Ion, Molecular StructureSelenides are compounds containing the selenide anion, Se2-. As selenium is a member of group 16 on the periodic table, it is considered a chalcogen, and selenide compounds belong to a class of compounds known as chalcogenides.

Alkali metal and alkaline earth chalcogenides are typically colorless, water-soluble compounds used primarily as reagents in chemical synthesis. In contrast, transition metal chalcogenides exhibit a more covalent bond character and useful electronic and optical properties, and many are brightly colored. These are the chalcogenides most often used directly as functional materials; they are found as pigments, catalysts, optical materials, phase change materials, solid electrolytes, or semiconductors. The properties of main-group chalcogenides are less generalizable, but like transition metal halides, they exhibit covalent bonding and many have direct applications. Many chalcogenides compounds occur naturally as minerals such as pyrite (iron sulfide) and calaverite (gold telluride).

Most commercially important selenides are inorganic semiconducting solids, and are found in a variety of optical and/or electronic applications. Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), which is a solid solution of copper indium selenide and copper gallium selenide, is an important thin-film solar cell material. Cadmium selenide is a well-researched material used primarily in the form of quantum dots for applications in solar cells, LEDs, and biofluorescent tagging. Lead selenide is a thermoelectric semiconductor that is widely used for infrared detectors in thermal imaging applications.

Additionally, there are a number of organic selenides that are used primarily in depositing thin films of selenium compounds through processes such as metal organic vapor epitaxy.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of selenide 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 selenide products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Selenides Products

Aluminum Selenide AMTIR-1 Optical Glass Antimony Selenide
Arsenic Germanium Selenide Arsenic Selenide Barium Selenide
Beryllium Selenide Bismuth Selenide Bismuth Selenide Crystal
Bismuth Tellurium Selenide Cadmium Selenide Cadmium Selenide Hollow Spheres
Cadmium Selenide Sulfide Cadmium Selenide Tube Calcium Selenide
Cerium Selenide Cesium Selenide Chromium Selenide
Cobalt Selenide Copper Aluminum Selenide Copper Gallium Selenide
Copper Germanium Selenide Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Granule
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Lump Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Particles Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Powder
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Single Crystal Copper Indium Gallium Selenium Sulfur Granule Copper Indium Gallium Selenium Sulfur Lump
Copper Indium Gallium Sulfur Selenide Powder Copper Indium Selenide (CIS) Copper Indium Selenide Granules
Copper Indium Selenide Particles Copper Indium Selenide Powder Copper Indium Selenide Single Crystal
Copper Selenide Copper Titanium Selenide Granules Copper(II) Selenide
Diethyl Selenide Digold Triselenide Dimethylselenide
Diphenyl Diselenide Diphenylphosphine Selenide Disilver Selenide
Ditert-butylselenide Dysprosium Selenide Erbium Selenide
Europium Selenide Gadolinium Selenide Gallium Selenide Crystal
Gallium Selenide Single Crystal Gallium(II) Selenide Gallium(III) Selenide
Germanium(II) Selenide Germanium(IV) Selenide Gold Selenide
Hafnium Selenide Holmium Selenide Indium Selenide Crystal
Indium(II) Selenide Indium(III) Selenide Iridium Selenide
Iron Selenide Lanthanum Selenide Lead Selenide
Lead Selenide Telluride Lead Selenium Granule Lead Telluride-Antimony Selenide Solid Solution
Lead Telluride-Tin Telluride-Lead Selenide Solid Solution Lithium Selenide Lutetium Selenide
Magnesium Selenide Manganese Diselenide Manganese(II) Selenide
Mercury Indium Selenide Granule Mercury Indium Selenide Lump Mercury Indium Selenide Powder
Mercury Selenide Molybdenum Diselenide Crystal Molybdenum Monoselenide
Molybdenum Sulfide Selenide Molybdenum Tungsten Diselenide Molybdenum(IV) Selenide
Neodymium Selenide Nickel Selenide Niobium Diselenide Crystal
Niobium Selenide Osmium Selenide Palladium Selenide
Platinum Selenide Praseodymium Selenide Rhenium Selenide
Rhodium Selenide Ruthenium Selenide Samarium Selenide
Scandium Selenide Silicon Selenide Silver Gallium Selenide
Silver Indium Selenide Granules Silver Selenide Silver Titanium Selenide Granules
Sodium Selenide Strontium Selenide Tantalum Diselenide Crystal
Tantalum Selenide Terbium Selenide Thallium(I) Selenide
Thulium Selenide Tin(II) Selenide Tin(IV) Selenide
Titanium Selenide Tungsten Diselenide Tungsten Diselenide Crystal
Vanadium Selenide Ytterbium Selenide Yttrium Selenide
Zinc Selenide Zinc Selenide Beam Splitters Zinc Selenide Lenses
Zinc Selenide Pieces Zinc Selenide Prisms Zinc Selenide Windows
Zirconium Selenide ZnCdSe ZnMgSe

Recent Research & Development for Selenides

Heterogeneous sonocatalytic degradation of anazolene sodium by synthesized dysprosium doped CdSe nanostructures., Khataee, Alireza, Mohamadi Farzaneh Toutounchi, Rad Tannaz Sadeghi, and Vahid Behrouz , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Jan, Volume 40, Issue Pt A, p.361-372, (2018)

Oxidation Mechanism and Protection Strategy of Ultrathin Indium Selenide: Insight from Theory., Shi, Li, Zhou Qionghua, Zhao Yinghe, Ouyang Yixin, Ling Chongyi, Li Qiang, and Wang Jinlan , J Phys Chem Lett, 2017 Sep 21, Volume 8, Issue 18, p.4368-4373, (2017)

Short-Wave Near-Infrared Linear Dichroism of Two-Dimensional Germanium Selenide., Wang, Xiaoting, Li Yongtao, Huang Le, Jiang Xiang-Wei, Jiang Lang, Dong Huanli, Wei Zhongming, Li Jingbo, and Hu Wenping , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Sep 19, (2017)

Self-Supported Nickel Iron Layered Double Hydroxide-Nickel Selenide Electrocatalyst for Superior Water Splitting Activity., Dutta, Soumen, Indra Arindam, Feng Yi, Song Taeseup, and Paik Ungyu , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Sep 01, (2017)

New Antimony Selenide/Nickel Oxide Photocathode Boosts the Efficiency of Graphene Quantum-Dot Co-Sensitized Solar Cells., Kolay, Ankita, Kokal Ramesh K., Kalluri Ankarao, Macwan Isaac, Patra Prabir K., Ghosal Partha, and Deepa Melepurath , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Oct 11, Volume 9, Issue 40, p.34915-34926, (2017)

Unexpected coordination number and phase diagram of niobium diselenide under compression., Liu, Zhong-Li, Jia Hong, Li Rui, Zhang Xiu-Lu, and Cai Ling-Cang , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2017 May 24, Volume 19, Issue 20, p.13219-13229, (2017)

Temperature-dependent optoelectronic properties of quasi-2D colloidal cadmium selenide nanoplatelets., Bose, Sumanta, Shendre Sushant, Song Zhigang, Sharma Vijay Kumar, Zhang Dao Hua, Dang Cuong, Fan Weijun, and Demir Hilmi Volkan , Nanoscale, 2017 May 18, Volume 9, Issue 19, p.6595-6605, (2017)

High-Temperature Crystal Structure and Chemical Bonding in Thermoelectric Germanium Selenide (GeSe)., Sist, Mattia, Gatti Carlo, Nørby Peter, Cenedese Simone, Kasai Hidetaka, Kato Kenichi, and Iversen Bo B. , Chemistry, 2017 May 17, Volume 23, Issue 28, p.6888-6895, (2017)

Flux synthesis, crystal structures, and physical properties of new lanthanum vanadium oxyselenides., Peschke, Simon, Gamperl Lisa, Weippert Valentin, and Johrendt Dirk , Dalton Trans, 2017 May 16, Volume 46, Issue 19, p.6230-6243, (2017)

Nickel-Cobalt Diselenide 3D Mesoporous Nanosheet Networks Supported on Ni Foam: An All-pH Highly Efficient Integrated Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution., Liu, Bin, Zhao Yu-Fei, Peng Hui-Qing, Zhang Zhen-Yu, Sit Chun-Kit, Yuen Muk-Fung, Zhang Tie-Rui, Lee Chun-Sing, and Zhang Wen-Jun , Adv Mater, 2017 May, Volume 29, Issue 19, (2017)

Ultraviolet/ultrasound-activated persulfate for degradation of drug by zinc selenide quantum dots: Catalysis and microbiology study., Fakhri, Ali, Naji Mahsa, and Tahami Shiva , J Photochem Photobiol B, 2017 May, Volume 170, p.304-308, (2017)

MoSe2 Embedded CNT-Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite Microsphere with Superior Sodium Ion Storage and Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Performances., Park, Gi Dae, Kim Jung Hyun, Park Seung-Keun, and Kang Yun Chan , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Mar 29, Volume 9, Issue 12, p.10673-10683, (2017)

Facile Route to Rare Heterobimetallic Aluminum-Copper and Aluminum-Zinc Selenide Clusters., Li, Bin, Li Jiancheng, Liu Rui, Zhu Hongping, and Roesky Herbert W. , Inorg Chem, 2017 Mar 20, Volume 56, Issue 6, p.3136-3139, (2017)

Bulk second-harmonic generation from thermally evaporated indium selenide thin films., Koskinen, Kalle, Slablab Abdallah, Divya Sasi, Czaplicki Robert, Chervinskii Semen, Kailasnath Madanan, Radhakrishnan Padmanabhan, and Kauranen Martti , Opt Lett, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 42, Issue 6, p.1076-1079, (2017)