|IUPAC name||Selenium monochloride|
|Other names||Dichlorodiselenide, Diselenium dichloride, Selenium chloride, 1,2-dichlorodiselane|
|Molar mass||228.83 g/mol|
|Appearance||Reddish-brown oily liquid|
-85 °C (223.15 K)
127 °C at 0.997 atm (400.15 K at 0.997 atm)
|Solubility in water||insoluble; sol in CHCl3, CS2, MeCN|
|Solubility||Soluble in dry chloroform and carbon disulfide|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
Selenium monochloride, also known as selenium(I) chloride or diselenium dichloride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Se2Cl2. It contains selenium in its +1 oxidation state. It also contains chloride ions.
Properties[change | change source]
It is a reddish brown oily liquid.
Preparation[change | change source]
It can be made by reacting selenium, selenium dioxide, and hydrochloric acid. It can be made though by just reacting chlorine with selenium. Another way to make it is reacting oleum and hydrochloric acid with selenium.
Uses[change | change source]
It can be used to add selenium to other chemical compounds.