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Potassium Bromide 98.0-100.5% Ph Eur V

£6.00 to £142.50

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Product Code Pack Size List Price Qty  
GPC6945-X 100g £6.00
GPC6945-2X 250g £10.95
GPC6945-5X 500g £18.00
GPC6945-Y 1Kg £32.75
GPC6945-2.5Y 2.5Kg £73.95
GPC6945-5Y 5Kg £142.50

Potassium bromide (KBr) is a salt, widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with over-the-counter use extending to 1975 in the US. Its action is due to the bromide ion (sodium bromide is equally effective). Potassium bromide is used as a veterinary drug, as an antiepileptic medication for dogs and cats.

Under standard conditions, potassium bromide is a white crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in water. In a dilute aqueous solution, potassium bromide tastes sweet, at higher concentrations it tastes bitter, and at even higher concentrations it tastes salty. These effects are mainly due to the properties of the potassium ion sodium bromide tastes salty at any concentration. In high concentration, potassium bromide strongly irritates the gastric mucous membrane, causing nausea and sometimes vomiting (a typical effect of all soluble potassium salts).

  • As a veterinary anti-convulsant
  • Manufacturing of photographic papers
  • Process engraving and lithography
  • Spectroscopy
  • As an analytical lab reagent

Conforms to Ph Eur V

Minimum Assay: >98.0-100.5%
Molecular Formula: KBr 
Molecular Weight: 119.08
Melting Point: 730 deg C
Boiling Point: 1435 deg C
Refractive Index: 1.559
Chloride (Cl): <0.6%
Sulphate (SO4): <100ppm
Iron (Fe): <20ppm
Heavy Metals (as Pb): <10ppm
Magnesium (Mg) and other earth metals (as Ca): <200pm
Loss on drying (3 hours): <1%

Cas Number: 7758-02-3

Einecs Number: 231-830-3

HS Code / Commodity Code: 2827510000

Hazard Phrases: H319

Prec Phrases: P280,P305+P351+P338,P337+P313