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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

  • George C. Papavassiliou, Maria-Sofia Vidali, Georgia Pagona, George A. Mousdis, Nikolaos Karousis, Ioannis Koutselas, Effects of organic moieties on the photoluminescence spectra of perovskite-type tin bromide based compounds, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 79, April 2015
  • Gautam Gundiah, Martin Gascón, Gregory Bizarri, Stephen E. Derenzo, Edith D. Bourret-Courchesne, Structure and scintillation of Eu2+-activated calcium bromide iodide, Journal of Luminescence, Volume 159, March 2015
  • G.N. Tiwari, P.K. Shukla, R.K. Mishra, V.K. Shrivastava, R. Khare, S.V. Nakhe, Effect of addition of hydrogen to neon buffer gas of copper bromide vapor laser on its spectral and temporal characteristics, Optics Communications, Volume 338, 1 March 2015
  • Chengcheng Ren, Fang Wang, Zhiqing Zhang, Huihui Nie, Nan Li, Mei Cui, Synthesis, surface activity and aggregation behavior of Gemini imidazolium surfactants 1,3-bis(3-alkylimidazolium-1-yl) propane bromide, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 467, 20 February 2015
  • Yiguang Jin, Shuangmiao Wang, Li Tong, Lina Du, Rational design of didodecyldimethylammonium bromide-based nanoassemblies for gene delivery, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 126, 1 February 2015
  • Nuzhat Gull, Javed Masood Khan, Mohd Ishtikhar, Atiyatul Qadeer, Rehan Ajmal Khan, Mudasir Gul, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Secondary structural changes in guanidinium hydrochloride denatured mammalian serum albumins and protective effect of small amounts of cationic gemini surfactant pentanediyl-α,ω-bis(cetyldimethylammonium bromide) and methyl-β-cyclodextrin: A spectroscopic study, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 439, 1 February 2015
  • Daniel P. Bassler, Amir Alwali, Laura Spence, Oliver Beale, Timothy K. Beng, Cobalt-Catalyzed Arylation and Alkenylation of Alpha-Bromo Eneformamides and Enecarbamates by Cross-Coupling with Organic Bromides: Application to the Synthesis of Functionalized Piperidines and Azepanes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Available online 10 January 2015
  • Caili Dai, Yifei Liu, Shilu Wang, Mingyong Du, Dongxu Peng, Kai Wang, Zhe Yang, Mingwei Zhao, Investigation on the phase behaviors of aqueous surfactant two-phase systems in a mixture of N-dodecyl-N-methylpiperidinium bromide (C12MDB) and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Available online 8 January 2015
  • 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
  • Tianbin Gu, Zhengjun Chen, Xiaohui Jiang, Limei Zhou, Yunwen Liao, Ming Duan, Hu Wang, Qiang Pu, Synthesis and inhibition of N-alkyl-2-(4-hydroxybut-2-ynyl) pyridinium bromide for mild steel in acid solution: Box–Behnken design optimization and mechanism probe, Corrosion Science, Volume 90, January 2015/li>