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

Propolis prevents inhibition of apoptosis by potassium bromate in CCD 841 human colon cell., Memmedov, Hikmet, Oktay Latife Merve, Durmaz Burak, Günel Nur Selvi, Ldırım Hatice Kalkan Yı, and Sözmen Eser Yıldırı , Cell Biochem Funct, 2020 Jan 28, (2020)

Freezing-Induced Bromate Reduction by Dissolved Organic Matter and the Formation of Organobromine Compounds., Hao, Zhineng, Shi Fengqiong, Cao Dong, Liu Jingfu, and Jiang Guibin , Environ Sci Technol, 2020 Feb 04, Volume 54, Issue 3, p.1668-1676, (2020)

Pt embedded in carbon rods of N-doped CMK-3 as a highly active and stable catalyst for catalytic hydrogenation reduction of bromate., Li, Minghui, Hu Yuan, Fu Heyun, Qu Xiaolei, Xu Zhaoyi, and Zheng Shourong , Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 Sep 26, Volume 55, Issue 78, p.11786-11789, (2019)

Removal of bromate from drinking water using a heterogeneous photocatalytic mili-reactor: impact of the reactor material and water matrix., Cunha, Gustavo S., Santos Sara G. S., Souza-Chaves Bianca M., Silva Tânia F. C. V., Bassin João Paulo, Dezotti Márcia W. C., Boaventura Rui A. R., Dias Madalena M., Lopes José Carlos B., and Vilar Vítor J. P. , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2019 Sep 13, (2019)

Conjugated donor-acceptor (D-A) supramolecule catalyst for visible-light-driven photocatalytic removal of bromate in water., Liu, Guoshuai, You Shijie, Zhang Yujian, Huang Hong, and Spanjers Henri , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Oct 01, Volume 553, p.666-673, (2019)

Underestimated risk from ozonation of wastewater containing bromide: Both organic byproducts and bromate contributed to the toxicity increase., Wu, Qian-Yuan, Zhou Yu-Ting, Li Wanxin, Zhang Xiangru, Du Ye, and Hu Hong-Ying , Water Res, 2019 Oct 01, Volume 162, p.43-52, (2019)

Phylogenetic characterization of bromate-reducing microbial community enriched anaerobically from activated sludge., Wang, Dan, Cai Xunchao, Lv Xinyue, Wang Yicheng, Gao Xue, Zhu Yunlong, Zhang Tong, and Mao Yanping , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2019 Nov 30, Volume 184, p.109630, (2019)

Unusual Chemistry in an Uncatalyzed Bromate-Aniline Oscillator: Ring-Contraction Oxidation of Aniline with Pulsative CO Production., Valent, Ivan, Pribus Marek, Novák Filip, Plánková Sylvia, Blaško Jaroslav, Kubinec Róbert, Almássy Ambroz, Filo Juraj, Sigmundová Ivica, Sebechlebská Táňa, et al. , J Phys Chem A, 2019 Nov 14, Volume 123, Issue 45, p.9669-9681, (2019)

Bromate removal from water by acid activated and surfactant enriched Red Mud - the case of cooling water., Megalopoulos, Fivos A., and Ochsenkuehn-Petropoulou Maria T. , Environ Technol, 2019 May 27, p.1-11, (2019)

Effects of pyrolysis temperature on nitrate-nitrogen (NO-N) and bromate (BrO) adsorption onto date palm biochar., Alsewaileh, Abdulaziz S., Usman Adel R., and Al-Wabel Mohammad I. , J Environ Manage, 2019 May 01, Volume 237, p.289-296, (2019)

LC-ESI-MS/MS determination of oxyhalides (chlorate, perchlorate and bromate) in food and water samples, and chlorate on household water treatment devices along with perchlorate in plants., Constantinou, Panayiotis, Louca-Christodoulou Despo, and Agapiou Agapios , Chemosphere, 2019 Jun 24, Volume 235, p.757-766, (2019)

Influence of parameters on the photocatalytic bromate removal by F-graphene-TiO., Zhang, Yan, Li Jiarong, Li Lindan, and Zhou Yongchao , Environ Technol, 2019 Jun 13, p.1-9, (2019)

Deleterious effects of perinatal exposure to potassium bromate on the development of offspring of Swiss mice., Allam, Ahmed A., Othman Sarah I., and Mahmoud Ayman M. , Toxicol Ind Health, 2019 Jan, Volume 35, Issue 1, p.63-78, (2019)

Quantitatively assessing the role played by carbonate radicals in bromate formation by ozonation., Yang, Jingxin, Dong Zijun, Jiang Chengchun, Liu Hong, and Li Ji , J Hazard Mater, 2019 Feb 05, Volume 363, p.428-438, (2019)