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.