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.

Recent Research & Development for Bromates

Simultaneous removal of 2,4,6-tribromophenol from water and bromate ion minimization by ozonation., Gounden, Asogan N., Singh Sooboo, and Jonnalagadda Sreekantha B. , J Hazard Mater, 2018 Sep 05, Volume 357, p.415-423, (2018)

Bromate and Nitrate Bioreduction Coupled with Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate Production in a Methane-Based Membrane Biofilm Reactor., Lai, Chun-Yu, Lv Pan-Long, Dong Qiu-Yi, Yeo Shi Lei, Rittmann Bruce E., and Zhao He-Ping , Environ Sci Technol, 2018 May 30, (2018)

Optimization of ozonation and peroxone process for simultaneous control of micropollutants and bromate in wastewater., Phattarapattamawong, Songkeart, Kaiser Andreas Marius, Saracevic Ernis, Schaar Heidemarie Paula, and Krampe Jörg , Water Sci Technol, 2018 May, Volume 2017, Issue 2, p.404-411, (2018)

Potassium bromate as a food additive: a case study of Tunisian breads., Ati-Hellal, Myriam El, Doggui Radhouene, Krifa Youssef, and Ati Jalila El , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2018 Jan, Volume 25, Issue 3, p.2702-2706, (2018)

Controlling bromate formation in the Co(II)/peroxymonosulfate process by ammonia, chlorine-ammonia and ammonia-chlorine pretreatment strategies., Ling, Li, Li Zhaobing, Fang Jingyun, and Shang, ii Ch , Water Res, 2018 08 01, Volume 139, p.220-227, (2018)

Mechanism insight of pollutant degradation and bromate inhibition by Fe-Cu-MCM-41 catalyzed ozonation., Chen, Weirui, Li Xukai, Tang Yiming, Zhou Jialu, Wu Dan, Wu Yin, and Li Laisheng , J Hazard Mater, 2018 03 15, Volume 346, p.226-233, (2018)

Potassium bromate-induced kidney damage in rats and the effect of gum acacia thereon., Ali, Badreldin H., Za'abi Mohammed Al, Karaca Turan, Suleimani Yousuf Al, Balushi Khalid A. Al, Manoj Priyadarsini, Ashique Mohammed, and Nemmar Abderrahim , Am J Transl Res, 2018, Volume 10, Issue 1, p.126-137, (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)

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)

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)

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)