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About Bromides

Bromide Ion

Bromides are chemical compounds containing bromide, the anion of bromine with a -1 charge. The bromide form of any metal is generally soluble in water, and thus bromides are frequently used as soluble sources of the metals they contain.

Bromides are often used when the chloride or nitrate form of a given element is hazardous. This has become increasingly the case with the advent of new green chemistry and hazardous materials legislation such as the REACH program in the European Union. Neodymium Bromide (NdBr)For example, bromides are now being used in many catalytic, electronic, coating and biomedical applications in replacement of other soluble forms for this reason.

Bromide Products

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of bromide compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its bromides products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Bromides

  • Synthesis of Vinyl Trifluoromethyl Thioethers via Copper-Mediated Trifluoromethylthiolation of Vinyl Bromides. Yangjie Huang, Jianping Ding, Chuyi Wu, Huidong Zheng, and Zhiqiang Weng. J. Org. Chem.: 42047
  • Ab Initio Study of the Reaction of Ozone with Bromide Ion. Ivan Gladich, Joseph S. Francisco, Robert J. Buszek, Mario Vazdar, Marcelo A. Carignano, and Paul B. Shepson. J. Phys. Chem. A: February 2, 2015
  • Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskite-Based Solar Cells by Vapor-Assisted Deposition. Rui Sheng, Anita Ho-Baillie, Shujuan Huang, Sheng Chen, Xiaoming Wen, Xiaojing Hao, and Martin A. Green. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 27, 2015
  • Iodide, Bromide, and Ammonium in Hydraulic Fracturing and Oil and Gas Wastewaters: Environmental Implications. Jennifer S. Harkness, Gary S. Dwyer, Nathaniel R. Warner, Kimberly M. Parker, William A. Mitch, and Avner Vengosh. Environ. Sci. Technol.: January 14, 2015
  • Self-Assembly and Anticorrosive Property of N-Alkyl-4-[2-(methoxycarbonyl)vinyl]pyridinium Bromides on X70 Steel in an Acid Medium: an Experimental and Theoretical Probe. Guangqiang Xia, Xiaohui Jiang, Limei Zhou, and Yunwen Liao , Ming Duan and Hu Wang , Qiang Pu , Jie Zhou. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.: December 29, 2014
  • A New Class of Cuprous Bromide Cluster-Based Hybrid Materials: Direct Observation of the Stepwise Replacement of Hydrogen Bonds by Coordination Bonds. Xian-Ming Zhang, Juan-Juan Hou, Cai-Hong Guo, and Chun-Fang Li. Inorg. Chem.: December 29, 2014
  • Charging of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) Colloids in Cyclohexyl Bromide: Locking, Size Dependence, and Particle Mixtures. Marjolein N. van der Linden, Johan C. P. Stiefelhagen, Gül?en Heessels-Gürbo?a, Jessi E. S. van der Hoeven, Nina A. Elbers, Marjolein Dijkstra, and Alfons van Blaaderen. Langmuir: December 23, 2014
  • Improving the Conductivity of PEDOT:PSS Hole Transport Layer in Polymer Solar Cells via Copper(II) Bromide Salt Doping. Zhiqiang Zhao, Qiliang Wu, Fei Xia, Xiang Chen, Yawei Liu, Wenfeng Zhang, Jun Zhu, Songyuan Dai, and Shangfeng Yang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: December 23, 2014
  • Two Sharp Phase Change Processes of Diphenyl Viologen at a Au(111) Electrode Surface: Non-Faradaic Transition with Interplay of Ionic Adsorption of Chloride and Bromide and Faradaic One. Tomohiro Higashi, Teppei Kawamoto, Soichiro Yoshimoto, and Takamasa Sagara. J. Phys. Chem. C: December 22, 2014
  • Competition between Organics and Bromide at the Aqueous Solution–Air Interface as Seen from Ozone Uptake Kinetics and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Ming-Tao Lee, Matthew A. Brown, Shunsuke Kato, Armin Kleibert, Andreas Türler, and Markus Ammann. J. Phys. Chem. A: December 19, 2014