Calcium selenide

Calcium selenide (CaSe) is a chemical compound consisting of the elements calcium and selenium in equal stoichiometric ratio.[1]

Calcium selenide
ECHA InfoCard 100.013.765
Molar mass 119.038 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Preparation and properties

Calcium selenide can be prepared via the reaction of calcium and H2Se in liquid NH3.[2]

Ca + H2Se = CaSe + H2

Calcium selenide reacts with indium(III) selenide in vacuum at high temperature to give CaIn2Se4.[3]

CaSe + In2Se3 = CaIn2Se4


  2. Kohle, J.; Petzel, T. The preparation of calcium selenide, strontium selenide, barium selenide, and europium(II) selenide by the reaction of the metals with hydrogen selenide in liquid ammonia. Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 1977. Vol 437: 193-196.
  3. Yagubov, N. I.; Guliev, T. N.; Rustamov, P. G.; Chiragov, M. I.; Safarov, V. G. Preparation and study of the properties of calcium indium selenide, CaIn2Se4. Zhurnal Neorganicheskoi Khimii, 1988. 33 (6): 1387-1389.
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