About Bromates

Bromates are chemical compound that contains the bromine oxoanion, BrO−3. They often form in the environment as a result of a reaction between bromine anions and ozone, or of electrochemical processes carried out in bromine-containing brines, but in the lab they are typically synthesized by dissolving bromine in a concentrated solution of potassium hydroxide. For large scale production, bromates can also be intentionally produced through electrolytic processes. Bromates are oxidizing agents sometimes used in industrial chemistry. The strong oxidant properties of bromates make them irritating to the skin and respiratory tract, and toxic if ingested. Potassium bromate and calcium bromate have been used as flour additives to improve rising, but concerns about their possible carcinogenicity have led to reduction of this practice.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of bromate 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 bromate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Bromates

Application of UV absorbance and fluorescence indicators to assess the formation of biodegradable dissolved organic carbon and bromate during ozonation., Li, Wen-Tao, Cao Meng-Jie, Young Tessora, Ruffino Barbara, Dodd Michael, Li Ai-Min, and Korshin Gregory , Water Res, 2017 Mar 15, Volume 111, p.154-162, (2017)

Kinetic and Diffusion-Driven Instabilities in the Bromate-Sulfite-Ferrocyanide System., Molnár, István, and Szalai István , J Phys Chem A, 2017 Mar 09, Volume 121, Issue 9, p.1900-1908, (2017)

Analysis of haloacetic acids, bromate, and dalapon in natural waters by ion chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry., Wu, Shimin, Anumol Tarun, Gandhi Jay, and Snyder Shane A. , J Chromatogr A, 2017 Mar 03, Volume 1487, p.100-107, (2017)

Determination of chlorate, perchlorate and bromate anions in water samples by microbore reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled to sonic-spray ionization mass spectrometry., Mavroudakis, Leonidas, Mavrakis Emmanouil, Kouvarakis Antonis, and Pergantis Spiros A. , Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, 2017 Jun 15, Volume 31, Issue 11, p.911-918, (2017)

Enhanced adsorption of bromate from aqueous solutions on ordered mesoporous Mg-Al layered double hydroxides (LDHs)., Ji, Huashun, Wu Wenhao, Li Feihu, Yu Xiaoxue, Fu Jingjing, and Jia Luyao , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Jul 15, Volume 334, p.212-222, (2017)

Effects of vanillin on potassium bromate-induced neurotoxicity in adult mice: impact on behavior, oxidative stress, genes expression, inflammation and fatty acid composition., Ben Saad, Hajer, Kharrat Nadia, Driss Dorra, Gargouri Manel, Marrakchi Rim, Jammoussi Kamel, Magné Christian, Boudawara Tahia, Chaabouni Samia Ellouz, Zeghal Khaled Mounir, et al. , Arch Physiol Biochem, 2017 Jul, Volume 123, Issue 3, p.165-174, (2017)

An overview of advanced reduction processes for bromate removal from drinking water: Reducing agents, activation methods, applications and mechanisms., Xiao, Qian, Yu Shuili, Li Lei, Wang Ting, Liao Xinlei, and Ye Yubing , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Feb 15, Volume 324, Issue Pt B, p.230-240, (2017)

Novel pre-treatments to control bromate formation during ozonation., Antoniou, Maria G., Sichel Cosima, Andre Klaus, and Andersen Henrik R. , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Feb 05, Volume 323, Issue Pt A, p.452-459, (2017)

Creation of Pd/Al2O3 Catalyst by a Spray Process for Fixed Bed Reactors and Its Effective Removal of Aqueous Bromate., Gao, Yu, Sun Wuzhu, Yang Weiyi, and Li Qi , Sci Rep, 2017 Feb 02, Volume 7, p.41797, (2017)

Enhancement of bromate formation by pH depression during ozonation of bromide-containing water in the presence of hydroxylamine., Yang, Jingxin, Li Ji, Dong Wenyi, Ma Jun, Yang Yi, Li Jiayin, Yang Zhichao, Zhang Xiaolei, Gu Jia, Xie Wanying, et al. , Water Res, 2017 Feb 01, Volume 109, p.135-143, (2017)

Reduction of Bromate by Cobalt-Impregnated Biochar Fabricated via Pyrolysis of Lignin Using CO2 as a Reaction Medium., Cho, Dong-Wan, Kwon Gihoon, Ok Yong Sik, Kwon Eilhann E., and Song Hocheol , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Apr 19, Volume 9, Issue 15, p.13142-13150, (2017)

Valorization of aluminum scrap via an acid-washing treatment for reductive removal of toxic bromate from water., Lin, Kun-Yi Andrew, Lin Jia-Yin, and Lien Hsing-Lung , Chemosphere, 2017 Apr, Volume 172, p.325-332, (2017)

Bromate Reduction by Rhodococcus sp. Br-6 in the Presence of Multiple Redox Mediators., Tamai, Naoko, Ishii Takahiro, Sato Yusuke, Fujiya Hiroko, Muramatsu Yasuyuki, Okabe Nobuaki, and Amachi Seigo , Environ Sci Technol, 2016 Oct 04, Volume 50, Issue 19, p.10527-10534, (2016)

Electrochemical fabrication of copper-containing metal-organic framework films as amperometric detectors for bromate determination., Shi, Erbin, Zou Xiaoqin, Liu Jia, Lin Huiming, Zhang Feng, Shi Shaoxuan, Liu Fenghua, Zhu Guangshan, and Qu Fengyu , Dalton Trans, 2016 May 4, Volume 45, Issue 18, p.7728-36, (2016)

Vanillin mitigates potassium bromate-induced molecular, biochemical and histopathological changes in the kidney of adult mice., Ben Saad, Hajer, Driss Dorra, Chaabouni Samia Ellouz, Boudawara Tahia, Zeghal Khaled Mounir, Hakim Ahmed, and Ben Amara Ibtissem , Chem Biol Interact, 2016 May 25, Volume 252, p.102-13, (2016)