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Why Buy Bromine Water Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
ReAgent can supply bromide water (1.5% w/v) in 500 ml containers, with bulk discounts available. All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase.
Bromide water is a diluted solution of bromide (Br2) with an intense yellow colour and highly oxidising properties. It’s commonly used in chemical assays to identify certain compounds, including phenols and enols, alkalenes and aniline, as well as the acetyl group and glucose. These can react with bromide via a halogenation reaction.
History of bromide
This compound was discovered by Carl Lowig in 1825 and independently again the following year by Antoine Balard. Bromide was found in seaweed from salt marshes in Montpellier. The seaweed was used to produce iodine, but Balard identified another chemical also present with properties between chlorine and iodine. He called the new element muride, which derives from the latin word “muria” meaning brine.
In contrast, Lowig obtained bromine from a water spring, after extracting it with diethyl ether from a chlorine solution. After evaporation, only a dark brown precipitate was left. However, the publication of his results was severely delayed and Balard managed to get the first reference to this new chemical. In it, Balard had already changed the name from muride to bromide, although it’s not entirely clear who suggested the name swap.
The first large scale use was in daguerreotypy (first photographic method) after it was discovered that bromide was better to generate silver halide, an essential light sensitive chemical. Many other applications were developed over the years, from sedatives to poison gas.
Over 30 years’ experience
ReAgent is very proud of its 30 years’ experience as a chemical supplier, combined with competitive prices and an excellent customer service. Our customers are varied, from the automotive industry, power stations, water treatment plants; as well as pharmaceutical and food industry. We are always glad to provide any assistance needed, from obtaining quotes to answering technical questions. Just give us a call to find out more.
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