Sodium Selenite CAS No. 10102-18-8 also known as a Disodium salt of Selenious Acid is a white to off white solid powder. It has the Mol. Formula Na2SeO3, Mol. Wt.: 172.94 gms/mole,. with Selenium having (+4 )oxidation state . It is highly soluble in water, solubility in water : about 85 gms /100ml @ 20°c., but not soluble in ethanol. It is prepared by evaporation of aqueous solution of Sodium Hydroxide and Selenious Acid.
Sodium selenite contains Selenium, an essential trace element for animals, domesticated birds. Selenium is one of the most essential micro nutrient for overall development and the health of animals. The deficiency of Selenium in animals, domesticated birds results into various diseases affecting their health and reproductive performance ,or efficiency of egg production. Selenium is available in inorganic and also in its organic form. The inorganic form includes elemental selenium , Sodium selenite , Sodium selenate , etc. and organic form such as selenomethionines.
Sodium selenite serves as the cheapest source of Selenium in inorganic form, that acts as an effective micro nutritional supplement when added to poultry feed in micro amounts to enhance egg production and its quality and for increasing the body weight of the broiler. It is used in the animal feeds as a micro nutritional additive as per the currently authorized maximum contents of total selenium in the complete feed and as per the permissible tolerable limits.
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Specifications - Sodium Selenite
|Description||White to off white crystalline powder..|
|Iron||Max. 0.005 %|
|Sulphate||Max. 0. 20%|
|Loss on drying||Max. 0.50%|