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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

  • Efficacy and safety of fixed-dose combinations of aclidinium bromide/formoterol fumarate: the 24-week, randomized, placebo-controlled AUGMENT COPD study. D'Urzo AD, Rennard SI, Kerwin EM, Mergel V, Leselbaum AR, Caracta CF
  • Crystal structure of 1,3-bis-(4-methyl-benz-yl)-1H-1,3-benzimidazol-3-ium bromide monohydrate. Çelikesir ST, Çelik Ö, Akkoç S, ?lhan ?Ö, Gök Y, Akkurt M. Acta Crystallogr E Crystallogr Commun. 2015 Jan 1
  • Molecular Mechanism of NDMA Formation from N,N-Dimethylsulfamide During Ozonation: Quantum Chemical Insights into a Bromide-Catalyzed Pathway. Trogolo D, Mishra BK, Heeb MB, von Gunten U, Arey JS. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Mar 16.
  • Activated carbons from end-products of tree nut and tree fruit production as sorbents for removing methyl bromide in ventilation effluent following postharvest chamber fumigation. Hall WA, Bellamy DE, Walse SS. J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Mar 11.
  • Assessment of bromide-based ionic liquid toxicity toward aquatic organisms and QSAR analysis. Wang C, Wei Z, Wang L, Sun P, Wang Z. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2015 Feb 12
  • Sodium Bromide Induced Micelle to Vesicle Transitions of Newly Synthesized Anionic Surface Active Ionic Liquids Based on Dodecylbenzenesulfonate. Rao KS, Gehlot PS, Gupta H, Drechsler M, Kumar A. J Phys Chem B. 2015 Mar 5.
  • Nematicidal activity of allyl bromide and dibromo(nitro)methane under laboratory conditions. Oka Y, Shuker S, Tkachi N. Pest Manag Sci. 2015 Mar 5.
  • Analysis of genotoxic activity of ketamine and rocuronium bromide using the somatic mutation and recombination test in Drosophila melanogaster. Koksal PM, Gürbüzel M. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2014 Dec 27
  • Combination therapy with indacaterol and glycopyrronium bromide in the management of COPD: an update on the evidence for efficacy and safety. Ridolo E, Montagni M, Riario-Sforza GG, Baroni M, Incorvaia C. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2015 Feb 17.
  • Bencycloquidium bromide inhibits nasal hypersecretion in a rat model of allergic rhinitis. Long R, Zhou Y, Huang J, Peng L, Meng L, Zhu S, Li J. Inflamm Res. 2015 Apr
  • Inhibitory action of quaternary ammonium bromide on mild steel and synergistic effect with other halide ions in 0.5 M H2SO4. Khamis A, Saleh MM, Awad MI, El-Anadouli BE. J Adv Res. 2014 Nov
  • Release of nitrous oxide and dinitrogen from a transition bog under drained and rewetted conditions due to denitrification: results from a [15N]nitrate-bromide double-tracer study. Tauchnitz N, Spott O, Russow R, Bernsdorf S, Glaser B, Meissner R. Isotopes Environ Health Stud. 2015 Feb 18:1-22.
  • Effect of Chronic Administration of Phenobarbital, or Bromide, on Pharmacokinetics of Levetiracetam in Dogs with Epilepsy. Muñana KR, Nettifee-Osborne JA, Papich MG. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Feb 25.
  • Clinicopharmacological profile of the fixed-dose combination of aclidinium bromide and formoterol fumarate in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Babu KS, Morjaria JB. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2015 Mar 9.
  • Copper Bromide Laser vs Triple-Combination Cream for the Treatment of Melasma: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Hammami Ghorbel H, Boukari F, Fontas E, Montaudié H, Bahadoran P, Lacour JP, Passeron T. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Feb 25.
  • Evaluation of Methyl Bromide Alternatives Efficacy against Soil-Borne Pathogens, Nematodes and Soil Microbial Community. Xie H, Yan D, Mao L, Wang Q, Li Y, Ouyang C, Guo M, Cao A. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 27
  • Structures, electronic properties and stability phase diagrams for copper(i/ii) bromide surfaces. Altarawneh M, Marashdeh A, Dlugogorski BZ. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2015 Mar 11.
  • Removal of bromide and bromate from drinking water using granular activated carbon. Zhang YQ, Wu QP, Zhang JM, Yang XH. J Water Health. 2015 Mar
  • Methyl bromide fumigation and delayed mortality: safe trade of live pests? Phillips CB, Iline II, Novoselov M, McNeill MR, Richards NK, van Koten C, Stephenson BP. J Pest Sci (2004). 2015
  • Transport of bromide and pesticides through an undisturbed soil column: A modeling study with global optimization analysis. Dusek J, Dohnal M, Snehota M, Sobotkova M, Ray C, Vogel T. J Contam Hydrol. 2015 Feb 12