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About Bromides

Bromide Ion

Bromides, American Elements is a manufacturer and supplier specializing in the bromide form of most metallic elements including Cerium, Lanthanum, Erbium, Ytterbium, Neodymium, Yttrium and other rare earth elements, Gallium, Hafnium, Scandium, Niobium, Indium, Ruthenium, Zirconium, transition metals such as Copper, Nickel, Tin and Cobalt and precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium as well as other advanced elements. These bromide compounds are available as both powders and solutions and marketed under the trademark AE Bromides™.

Neodymium Bromide (NdBr)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 new REACH program in the European Union. For example, bromides are now being used in many catalytic, electronic, coating and biomedical applications in replacement of other soluble forms for this reason.

Bromides were first prepared and used as sedatives, and referring to a platitude as a “bromide” is meant to humorously reference this historical usage.

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

  • Maciej Bujak, Primary- and secondary-octahedral distortion factors in bis(1,4-H2-1,2,4-triazolium) pentabromidoantimonate(III)–1,4-H2-1,2,4-triazolium bromide, Polyhedron, Volume 85, 8 January 2015
  • Hua Yu, Yuhai Tang, Guangbin Zhang, Zhongcheng Wang, Ruixia Gao, A new chemiluminescence method for determination of dicyandiamide based on the N-bromosuccinimide–merbromin–cetyltrimethylammonium bromide system, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 157, January 2015
  • I-Li Chen, Yu-Chen Wei, Tsan-Yao Chen, Chi-Chang Hu, Tsang-Lang Lin, Oxidative precipitation of ruthenium oxide for supercapacitors: Enhanced capacitive performances by adding cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 268, 5 December 2014
  • Sarzamin Khan, Leonardo S.A. Carneiro, Eric C. Romani, Dunieskys G. Larrudé, Ricardo Q. Aucelio, Quantification of thyroxine by the selective photoluminescence quenching of l-cysteine–ZnS quantum dots in aqueous solution containing hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 156, December 2014
  • Anna Zarina Ladaga, Katrina Veia Manalang, Irwin Romero, Jo Ann Sy, Ian Harvey Arellano, Blessie Basilia, Ethylenediamine and ethylene glycol stabilized colloidal PbX (X=S, Se, Te) nanocrystals via amide- and ester-derivatives of 1-(propanoic acid)-3-methylimidazolium bromide ionic liquid, Materials Letters, Volume 136, 1 December 2014
  • Tahereh Nazemi, Rahmat Sadeghi, Effect of polar organic solvents on the surface adsorption and micelle formation of surface active ionic liquid 1-dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide in aqueous solutions and comparison with the traditional cationic surfactant dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 462, 20 November 2014
  • Kaiyue Zhang, Lida Wang, Wen Sun, Guichang Liu, Corrosion inhibitor embedded spherical micro-pits fabricated using cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide as etching template for self-healing corrosion protection, Corrosion Science, Volume 88, November 2014
  • Qinghua Ren, Feng Jiang, Hegui Gong, DFT study of the single electron transfer mechanisms in Ni-Catalyzed reductive cross-coupling of aryl bromide and alkyl bromide, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 770, 1 November 2014
  • Ranit Biswas, Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar, Anil J. Elias, Reactions of allylzinc bromide with ethynylferrocene derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Volume 768, 1 October 2014
  • Wojciech Streciwilk, Frauke Hackenberg, Helge Müller-Bunz, Matthias Tacke, Synthesis and cytotoxicity studies of p-benzyl substituted NHC–copper(I) bromide derivatives, Polyhedron, Volume 80, 25 September 2014