Sodium selenite pentahydrateProduct ingredient for Selenious acid

Name
Sodium selenite pentahydrate
Drug Entry
Selenious acid

Selenious acid is the acid form of sodium selenite, a form of selenium 8.

Selenium is an essential trace element and antioxidant. It is a cofactor metabolic enzyme regulation. It also plays an important role in maintaining the general health of tissue and muscle and has antioxidant properties. Selenium is a component of glutathione peroxidase enzyme, which protects cell components from oxidative damage due to peroxides produced during cellular metabolism 13.

Selenium (Se) has been demonstrated to prevent cancer in numerous animal models when administered selenium at levels exceeding the nutritional requirements. One study showed efficacy in the prevention of malignancy while utilizing a selenium supplement in humans. The reports from such studies have heightened the interest in additional human selenium supplementation studies to validate the results in larger populations 15.

Interestingly, selenium is being studied as a potential therapy in the prevention or management of atherosclerosis 18.

Accession Number
DBSALT003017
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
Selenious acid, disodium salt, pentahydrate
UNII
0WV4L961ZV
CAS Number
26970-82-1
Weight
Average: 263.023
Monoisotopic: 263.933628
Chemical Formula
H10Na2O8Se
InChI Key
TUANAMBRHOLYTH-UHFFFAOYSA-L
InChI
InChI=1S/2Na.H2O3Se.5H2O/c;;1-4(2)3;;;;;/h;;(H2,1,2,3);5*1H2/q2*+1;;;;;;/p-2
IUPAC Name
disodium pentahydrate selenite
SMILES
O.O.O.O.O.[Na+].[Na+].[O-][Se]([O-])=O
ChemSpider
118907
ChEBI
131361
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP-1.3ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.2ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area63.19 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity17.44 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability5.32 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon