Selenium is an essential nutrient for some plants and animals; it constitutes an integral part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase and may have a role in other biologically active compounds, especially vitamin E and the enzyme formic dehydrogenase. Some animals require selenium containing amino acids (selenomethionine, selenocysteine, selenocystine, ,selenocystathionine, selenium methylselenocysteine, and selenium methylselenomethionine), but reportedly are incapable of producing them. Selenium also forms part of certain proteins, including cytochrome C, hemoglobin, myoglobin, myosin, and various ribonucleoproteins.
Selenium is an essential nutrient for some plants and animals hence it is used as nutritional Supplement.
|Alternate Names||2-amino-4-methylselanylbutanoic acid; Selenomethionine|
|Application Notes||Selenium is an essential nutrient for some plants and animals hence it is used as nutritional Supplement.|
|Base Catalog Number||10286225|
|Beilstein Registry Number||1758204|
|Melting Point||265 -267 °C(Lit.)|
|Pack Size||25 mg|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Eyeshields, Faceshields, Gloves, respirator cartridges|
|Safety Symbol||GHS06, GHS08, GHS09|
|Solubility||Soluble in 0.1 N HCI (50 mg/mL-clear solution).|