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

Denitrifying microbial community with the ability to bromate reduction in a rotating biofilm-electrode reactor., Zhong, Yu, Yang Qi, Fu Guangyi, Xu Youze, Cheng Yingxiang, Chen Caili, Xiang Renjun, Wen Tao, Li Xiaoming, and Zeng Guangming , J Hazard Mater, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 342, p.150-157, (2018)

Electrospun decyl-3-methylimidazolium mono bromate/polyamide nanofibers as solid-phase microextraction coating., Roostaie, Ali, Rastegar Sorosh, Najarzadegan Hamid, and Ehteshami Shokooh , J Chromatogr A, 2017 Sep 22, Volume 1516, p.35-41, (2017)

A modified QuEChERS cleanup method followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the rapid analysis of perchlorate, bromate and hypophosphite in flour., Xian, Yanping, Guo Xindong, Hou Xiangchang, Wang Li, Wu Yuluan, Chen Liwei, Dong Hao, and Wang Bin , J Chromatogr A, 2017 Oct 25, (2017)

Efficient reductive elimination of bromate in water using zero-valent zinc prepared by acid-washing treatments., Lin, Kun-Yi Andrew, Lin Chu-Hung, and Lin Jia-Yin , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 Oct 15, Volume 504, p.397-403, (2017)

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)

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)