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Selenium Sulfide Powder

Selenium Sulfide Powder

Selenium Sulfide Powder
Product No NRE-11216
CAS 7488-56-4
Purity 99.9%
Formula SeS2
APS <40 µm (Can be Customized)
Color NA
Molecular Weight 143.09 g/mol
Density 3.0 g/cm3
Melting Point 111 °C
Boiling Point 118-119 °C

Selenium Sulfide Powder

Selenium sulfide is a chemical compound with the formula SeS2. It is primarily used in the treatment of various dermatological conditions due to its antifungal, antimitotic, and antiseborrheic properties. While selenium sulfide is mainly recognized for its role in treating dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, it also finds applications in other areas. Here are some notable applications of selenium sulfide powder:

Anti-dandruff Shampoos: Selenium sulfide is widely used as an active ingredient in anti-dandruff shampoos due to its ability to combat the fungus Malassezia, which is often associated with dandruff.

Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, itching, and flaking. Selenium sulfide is effective in reducing the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis by controlling the overproduction of skin cells and reducing the associated inflammation.

Topical Antifungal Medications: Selenium sulfide is used in the formulation of various topical antifungal medications. It works by inhibiting the growth of fungi and yeasts on the skin, making it an effective treatment for fungal infections like tinea versicolor, a type of fungal infection that causes discoloration of the skin.

Treatment of Tinea Capitis: Tinea capitis, commonly known as ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the scalp and hair follicles. Selenium sulfide can be used in the treatment of this condition, either in the form of shampoos or lotions.

Industrial Applications: Selenium sulfide also finds applications in some industrial processes, including the production of certain types of glass, pigments, and electronic components.