Bromine: uses

The following uses for bromine are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I'd be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses (please use the feedback mechanism to add uses).

  • Much bromine output is used in the production of 1,2-dibromoethane (ethylene dibromide), a lead scavenger used in making petrol antiknock compounds. Lead in petrol, however, is presently being phased out in many countries. This will clearly affect future production of bromine
  • fumigants
  • flameproofing agents
  • water purification compounds
  • dyes
  • medicines
  • inorganic bromides (AgBr) used for photography
  • pesticides
  • water purification
  • used to make plastics flame retardant

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