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Selenium disulfide

mixture of selenium sulfides
The composition of selenium disulfide

Selenium disulfide, also known as selenious disulfide, selenous disulfide, or selenium(IV) disulfide is a chemical compound. Its formula should be SeS2. It contains selenium in its +4 oxidation state. It also contains sulfide ions.

PropertiesEdit

Selenium sulfide is a poorly known chemical compound. Sometimes it has more selenium, sometimes it has more sulfur. It is an orange solid.

PreparationEdit

Selenium sulfide can be made by heating selenium and sulfur.

UsesEdit

It is used to kill fungi that make dandruff in hair. It can also be used to treat fungal (from fungi) skin infections.

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