About Selenites

Selenite IonSelenites are ionic compounds containing the selenite anion, SeO32-. Sodium Selenite is a colorless solid used, along with barium and zinc selenites, in the making of colorless glass. Sodium selenite is also an ingredient in some food supplements, predominantly in pet foods.

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

Recent Research & Development for Selenites

Removal mechanism of selenite by Fe3O4-precipitated mesoporous magnetic carbon microspheres., Lu, Jianwei, Fu Fenglian, Ding Zecong, Li Na, and Tang Bing , J Hazard Mater, 2017 May 15, Volume 330, p.93-104, (2017)

Methylseleninic acid and sodium selenite induce severe ER stress and subsequent apoptosis through UPR activation in PEL cells., Shigemi, Zenpei, Manabe Kazuki, Hara Naoko, Baba Yusuke, Hosokawa Kohei, Kagawa Hiroki, Watanabe Tadashi, and Fujimuro Masahiro , Chem Biol Interact, 2017 Mar 25, Volume 266, p.28-37, (2017)

Effect of sodium selenite on isoflavonoid contents and antioxidant capacity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) sprouts., Guardado-Félix, Daniela, Serna-Saldivar Sergio O., Cuevas-Rodríguez Edith O., Jacobo-Velázquez Daniel A., and Gutiérrez-Uribe Janet A. , Food Chem, 2017 Jul 01, Volume 226, p.69-74, (2017)

Roasting Enhances the Anti-Cataract Effect of Coffee Beans: Ameliorating Selenite-Induced Cataracts in Rats., Ishimori, Nana, Oguchi Jun, Nakazawa Yosuke, Kobata Kenji, Funakoshi-Tago Megumi, and Tamura Hiroomi , Curr Eye Res, 2017 Jan 27, p.1-7, (2017)

Insights into selenite reduction and biogenesis of elemental selenium nanoparticles by two environmental isolates of Burkholderia fungorum., Khoei, Nazanin Seyed, Lampis Silvia, Zonaro Emanuele, Yrjälä Kim, Bernardi Paolo, and Vallini Giovanni , N Biotechnol, 2017 Jan 25, Volume 34, p.1-11, (2017)

Biomimetic Coprecipitation of Silk Fibrin and Calcium Phosphate: Influence of Selenite Ions., Wang, Yanhua, Hao Hang, and Zhang Shengmin , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2017 Jan 14, (2017)

A novel octa-nuclear 32-membered zirconocene macrocycle based on the aromatic selenite., Yao, Nian-Tao, Zhang Ru-Fen, Zhang Shao-Liang, Li Qian-Li, and Ma Chun-Lin , Dalton Trans, 2017 Jan 03, Volume 46, Issue 2, p.524-528, (2017)

Sodium Selenite Protects Against Silver Nanoparticle-Induced Testicular Toxicity and Inflammation., Ansar, Sabah, Abudawood Manal, Hamed Sherifa Shaker, and Aleem Mukhtar M. , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2017 Jan, Volume 175, Issue 1, p.161-168, (2017)

Sodium Selenite Prevents Paraquat-Induced Neurotoxicity in Zebrafish., Müller, Talise E., Nunes Mauro E., Menezes Charlene C., Marins Aline T., Leitemperger Jossiele, Gressler Ana Carolina L., Carvalho Fabiano B., de Freitas Catiuscia Molz, Quadros Vanessa A., Fachinetto Roselei, et al. , Mol Neurobiol, 2017 Feb 27, (2017)

Selenite biotransformation and detoxification by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SeITE02: Novel clues on the route to bacterial biogenesis of selenium nanoparticles., Lampis, Silvia, Zonaro Emanuele, Bertolini Cristina, Cecconi Daniela, Monti Francesca, Micaroni Massimo, Turner Raymond J., Butler Clive S., and Vallini Giovanni , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Feb 15, Volume 324, Issue Pt A, p.3-14, (2017)