Thursday, 25 August 2011

Potassium Bromide - KBr - Chemically pure - 100 g

Chemical formula: KBr

Synonyms: bromide of potassium

Amount: 100 g

Appearance and odour: white powder without any appreciable odour

Grade: Chemically pure

Packaging: professional wide necked, white HDPE bottle with blue conical seal cap and tamper ring. Labelled. Bottle and cap are UN approved and reusable.

Description and uses: bromine’s main water soluble compound.

With chlorine gas or by electrolysis the bromide is converted to elemental bromine (Br2), a toxic dark red- brown liquid with an exceedingly pungent smell.

Potassium bromide is a precursor to potassium bromate (KBrO3), a very powerful oxidising agent.

In organic synthesis KBr is used to produce brominated species by acid-catalysed bromination of alcohols.

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CAS: 7758-02-3

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