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

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)

Exact Concentration Dependence of the Landolt Time in the Thiourea Dioxide-Bromate Substrate-Depletive Clock Reaction., Csekő, György, Gao Qingyu, Takács Attila, and Horváth Attila K. , J Phys Chem A, 2019 Apr 18, (2019)

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 removal from aqueous solution with novel flower-like Mg-Al-layered double hydroxides., Yang, Yiqiong, Ding Qiao, Wen Dewei, Yang Minhui, Wang Yin, Liu Ning, and Zhang Xiaodong , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2018 Sep, Volume 25, Issue 27, p.27503-27513, (2018)

Long-Lasting Complex Reaction Behavior in a Closed Ferroin-Bromate-Hydroxybenzenesulfonate System., Tang, Alexander, Green James R., and Wang Jichang , J Phys Chem A, 2018 Oct 25, Volume 122, Issue 42, p.8301-8307, (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)

Elimination of bromate from water using aluminum beverage cans via catalytic reduction and adsorption., Chiu, Yi-Ting, Lee Pei-Yu, Wi-Afedzi Thomas, Lee Jechan, and Lin Kun-Yi Andrew , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Dec 15, Volume 532, p.416-425, (2018)

Modulation of hypersensitivity to oxidative DNA damage in ATM defective cells induced by potassium bromate by inhibition of the Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)., Mosesso, P, Piane M, Pepe G, Cinelli S, and Chessa L , Mutat Res, 2018 Dec, Volume 836, Issue Pt A, p.117-123, (2018)

Applying UV absorbance and fluorescence indices to estimate inactivation of bacteria and formation of bromate during ozonation of water and wastewater effluent., Wu, Ji, Cheng Shi, Cai Min-Hui, Wu Ya-Ping, Li Yan, Wu Ji-Chun, Li Ai-Min, and Li Wen-Tao , Water Res, 2018 11 15, Volume 145, p.354-364, (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)