Potassium Bromide
Title: Potassium Bromide
CAS Registry Number: 7758-02-3
Molecular Formula: BrK
Molecular Weight: 119.00
Percent Composition: Br 67.15%, K 32.86%
Line Formula: KBr
Literature References: Continuous electrolytic process of prepn: Maylott, Elkins, US 2989450 (1961 to Dow).
Properties: Colorless crystals or white granules or powder. d 2.75. mp 730°. One gram dissolves in 1.5 ml water, 1 ml boiling water, 250 ml alc, 4.6 ml glycerol. The aq soln is neutral.
Melting point: mp 730°
Density: d 2.75
CAUTION: Large doses cause CNS depression. Prolonged intake may cause mental deterioration, acneform skin eruptions.
Use: Manuf photographic papers and plates; process engraving.
Therap-Cat: Sedative, anticonvulsant.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Sedative.
Keywords: Anticonvulsant; Sedative/Hypnotic; Bromides.

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