|Origin of Name
||From the Greek work bromos, meaning stench
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1825 at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and simultaneously at the Laboratory of
Medicine and Chemistry in Montpellier, France
||In Germany: Karl J. Lowig and Professor L. Gemlin
In France: Antoine Jerome Balard
- It is obtained from sea water.
- It is a strong irritant that in concentrated forms can cause skin blisters.
- Approximately 500 million kilograms of bromine are produced worldwide in a year.
- Brominated vegetable oil
- Citrus flavored soft drinks
- Drug to aid in sleeplessness (no longer available in the United States)
- Anti-knock products found in gasoline
- Photographic chemicals