We report a tunable library of N,N,N'-trisubstituted selenourea precursors and their reaction with lead oleate at 60-150 °C to form carboxylate-terminated PbSe nanocrystals in quantitative yields. Single exponential conversion kinetics can be tailored over 4 orders of magnitude by adjusting the selenourea structure. The wide range of conversion reactivity allows the extent of nucleation ([nanocrystal] = 4.6-56.7 μM) and the size following complete precursor conversion (d = 1.7-6.6 nm) to be controlled. Narrow size distributions (σ = 0.5-2%) are obtained whose spectral line widths are dominated (73-83%) by the intrinsic single particle spectral broadening, as observed using spectral hole burning measurements. The intrinsic broadening decreases with increasing size (fwhm = 320-65 meV, d = 1.6-4.4 nm) that derives from exciton fine structure and exciton-phonon coupling rather than broadening caused by the size distribution.