INTRODUCTION

Sodium bromide is an inorganic compound in its dry form, a white crystalline powder with a salty and somewhat bitter taste. It possesses anticonvulsant properties of any bromide salt and is one of the most common salts of hydrobromic acid.

Manufacture
Sodium bromide is produced by treating hydrogen bromide with sodium hydroxide.

SynonymsBromide salt of sodium
CAS no.7647-15-6
EINECS no.231-599-9
Molecular formulaNaBr
Molecular weight102.89
StructureNa-Br
APPLICATIONS
Used as an antiseptic, and as reagent in pharmaceutical preparations.
Used as a sedative-like other bromides.
Used for its germicidal properties due to liberation of bromine.
In the oil and gas drilling industry, sodium bromide is a principal consumer because of its displacing properties, which can be used for the extraction of oils.
Sodium bromide is the most useful inorganic bromide, also used as a catalyst in TEMPO-mediated oxidation reactions.

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
DescriptionWhite to off white free flowing powder
SolubilitySoluble in water
pH (5% aqueous solution)6.0 – 9.5
Loss on drying%NMT 1.0
Assay (on dry basis)%NLT 99.0

PACKING
25 kg bag/drum.

STORAGE
Store in original container, protected from light and heat.

REACH Status
Not registered yet.

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