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

Novel bacterial selenite reductase CsrF responsible for Se(IV) and Cr(VI) reduction that produces nanoparticles in Alishewanella sp. WH16-1., Xia, Xian, Wu Shijuan, Li Nuohan, Wang Dan, Zheng Shixue, and Wang Gejiao , J Hazard Mater, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 342, p.499-509, (2018)

Biosynthesis of selenium-nanoparticles and -nanorods as a product of selenite bioconversion by the aerobic bacterium Rhodococcus aetherivorans BCP1., Presentato, Alessandro, Piacenza Elena, Anikovskiy Max, Cappelletti Martina, Zannoni Davide, and Turner Raymond J. , N Biotechnol, 2017 Nov 21, Volume 41, p.1-8, (2017)

Simultaneous leaching of arsenite, arsenate, selenite and selenate, and their migration in tunnel-excavated sedimentary rocks: I. Column experiments under intermittent and unsaturated flow., Tabelin, Carlito Baltazar, Sasaki Ryosuke, Igarashi Toshifumi, Park Ilhwan, Tamoto Shuichi, Arima Takahiko, Ito Mayumi, and Hiroyoshi Naoki , Chemosphere, 2017 Nov, Volume 186, p.558-569, (2017)

Allium cepa L. Response to Sodium Selenite (Se(IV)) Studied in Plant Roots by a LC-MS-Based Proteomic Approach., Karasinski, Jakub, Wrobel Kazimierz, Escobosa Alma Rosa Corra, Konopka Anna, Bulska Ewa, and Wrobel Katarzyna , J Agric Food Chem, 2017 May 17, Volume 65, Issue 19, p.3995-4004, (2017)

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)

Effect of high-dose sodium selenite in cardiac surgery patients: A randomized controlled bi-center trial., Schmidt, Tanja, Pargger Hans, Seeberger Esther, Eckhart Friedemann, von Felten Stefanie, and Haberthür Christoph , Clin Nutr, 2017 May 02, (2017)

The Effect of High-dose Parenteral Sodium Selenite in Critically Ill Patients following Sepsis: A Clinical and Mechanistic Study., Chelkeba, Legese, Ahmadi Arezoo, Abdollahi Mohammad, Najafi Atabak, Ghadimi Mohammad Hosein, Mosaed Reza, and Mojtahedzadeh Mojtaba , Indian J Crit Care Med, 2017 May, Volume 21, Issue 5, p.287-293, (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)

Aerobic biogenesis of selenium nanoparticles by Enterobacter cloacae Z0206 as a consequence of fumarate reductase mediated selenite reduction., Song, Deguang, Li Xiaoxiao, Cheng Yuanzhi, Xiao Xiao, Lu Zeqing, Wang Yizhen, and Wang Fengqin , Sci Rep, 2017 Jun 12, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.3239, (2017)

Li13Mn(SeO3)8: Lithium-Rich Transition Metal Selenite Containing Jahn-Teller Distortive Cations., Jo, Hongil, Song Seung Yoon, Cho Eunjeong, So Jongho, Lee Suheon, Choi Kwang Yong, and Ok Kang Min , Inorg Chem, 2017 Jul 25, (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)