Sodium Bromide

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CAS Number: 7647-15-6,

Molecular Weight: 102.91,

Chemical Formula: NaBr,

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Specifications of Sodium Bromide:

Sodium Bromide Pure -------------------------- Specifications
Sodium Bromide % by Weight of Dried Material - 99% Sodium bromide
Chlorides % by Wt. max ----------------------- 00.3%
Bromates % by Wt. max ------------------------ 00.001%
Heavy Metals Wt. max ------------------------- 00.001%
Iron % by Wt. max. --------------------------- 00.008%
Sulphate ------------------------------------- 00.06%
Alkali % by Wt. max -------------------------- 00.02%
Arsenic -------------------------------------- 10 ppm max.
Barium --------------------------------------- Passes the test as per IS
Moisture % by Wt. max ------------------------ As agreed

We also make Sodium Bromide BP USP Ph Eur and Analytical Reagent Grade.

Sodium Bromide:
Melting Point: 755C
Boiling Point: 1390C
EINECS EC Number: 231-599-9

Sodium bromide is the most useful inorganic bromide in industry. Also known as Sedoneural, sodium bromide has been used as a hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and sedative in medicine , widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its action is due to the bromide ion, and for this reason potassium bromide is equally effective.

Sodium bromide is widely used for the preparation of other bromides in organic synthesis and other areas. It is a source of the bromide nucleophile to convert alkyl chlorides to more reactive alkyl bromides by the Finkelstein reaction.

Once a large need in photography, but now shrinking, the photosensitive salt silver bromide is prepared using NaBr.

NaBr is used in conjunction with chlorine as a disinfectant for swimming pools. Sodium bromide is used to prepare dense fluids used in oil wells.