Potassium bromide [7758-02-3].
» Potassium Bromide contains not less than 98.0 percent and not more than 100.5 percent of KBr, calculated on the dried basis. It contains no added substances.
Packaging and storage Preserve in well-closed containers, and store at room temperature.
Appearance of solution: clear and colorless.
Test solution Dissolve 10.0 g in carbon dioxide-free water, and dilute with the same solvent to 100 mL.
A: A solution containing 4.5 mg of potassium bromide responds to the test for Bromide 191.
B: Responds to the test for Potassium 191.
Acidity or alkalinity To 10 mL of the solution prepared for the test for Appearance of solution, add 0.1 mL of bromothymol blue TS: not more than 0.5 mL of 0.01 N hydrochloric acid or 0.01 N sodium hydroxide is required to change the color of this solution.
Loss on drying 731 Dry it at 100 to 105 for 3 hours: it loses not more than 1.0% of its weight.
Starchmercuric iodide solution Triturate 1.0 g of soluble starch with 5 mL of water and pour the mixture into 100 mL of boiling water, containing 10 mg of mercuric iodide.
Procedure To 10 mL of the solution prepared for the test for Appearance of solution add 1 mL of Starchmercuric iodide solution, 0.1 mL of a 100 g per L solution of potassium iodide, and 0.25 mL of 0.5 M sulfuric acid. Allow to stand protected from light for 5 minutes: no blue or violet color develops.
Limit of chlorine: not more than 0.6%.
Nitric acid solution and Ferric ammonium sulfate solution Proceed as directed in the Assay.
Procedure Dissolve 1.000 g of Potassium Bromide in 20 mL of Nitric acid solution in a conical flask, add and mix 5 mL of 30 percent hydrogen peroxide, and heat in a water bath until the solution is colorless. Rinse the sides of the flask with a small quantity of water, and heat in a water bath for 15 minutes. Allow to cool, dilute with water to 50 mL, and add 5.0 mL of silver nitrate VS and 1 mL of dibutyl phthalate. Mix, and back titrate the excess silver nitrate with ammonium thiocyanate VS (see Titrimetry 541), using 5 mL of Ferric ammonium sulfate solution as the indicator. Perform a blank titration. Not more than 1.7 mL of silver nitrate VS is used.
Iodides To 5 mL of the solution prepared for the test for Appearance of solution add 0.15 mL of a 10.5 g per 100 mL ferric chloride solution, and 2 mL of dichloromethane. Shake, and allow to separate. The lower layer is colorless.
Sulfates 221 A 2.0-g portion shows no more sulfate than corresponds to 0.2 mL of 0.020 N sulfuric acid (0.01%).
Limit of iron: not more than 20 ppm.
Citric acid solution Prepare a 200 g citric acid per mL solution.
Iron standard solution Transfer 0.863 g of ferric ammonium sulfate to a 500-mL volumetric flask, and dissolve in 25 mL of dilute sulfuric acid. Dilute with water to volume. Transfer 1.0 mL of the resulting solution to a 10-mL volumetric flask, and dilute with water to volume. Transfer 2.5 mL of this resulting solution to a 50-mL volumetric flask, and dilute with water to volume. [notePrepare immediately before use.]
Test solution Transfer 5 mL of the solution prepared for the test for Appearance of solution to a 10-mL volumetric flask, and dilute with water to volume.
Procedure To 10 mL each of the Iron standard solution and the Test solution add 2.0 mL of the Citric acid solution and 0.1 mL of thioglycolic acid. Make alkaline to litmus with ammonia water, and dilute with water to 20 mL. After 5 minutes, any pink color in the Test solution is not more intense than that in the Iron standard solution.
Magnesium and alkaline-earth metals To 200 mL of water add 0.1 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride, 10 mL of pH 10.0 ammoniaammonium chloride buffer (prepared by dissolving 5.4 g of ammonium chloride in 20 mL of water, adding 20 mL of ammonium hydroxide and diluting to 100 mL), 1 mL of 0.1 M zinc sulfate, and about 0.2 g of eriochrome black T trituration. Heat to about 40. Titrate this solution (see Titrimetry 541) with 0.01 M edetate disodium VS until the violet color changes to deep blue. To this solution add 10.0 g of Potassium Bromide dissolved in 100 mL of water. If the color changes to violet, titrate the solution with 0.01 M edetate disodium VS to a deep blue endpoint. The volume of 0.01 M edetate disodium consumed in the second titration does not exceed 5.0 mL (0.02%, calculated as Ca).
Heavy metals, Method I 231: not more than 10 ppm.
Nitric acid solution Dilute 14 mL of nitric acid with water to 100 mL.
Ferric ammonium sulfate solution Transfer 10 g of ferric ammonium sulfate to a 100-mL volumetric flask. Dissolve in and dilute with water to volume.
Procedure Dissolve 2.000 g of Potassium Bromide in water, and dilute with water to 100.0 mL. To 10.0 mL of the solution add 50 mL of water, 5 mL of Nitric acid solution, 25.0 mL of silver nitrate VS, and 2 mL of dibutyl phthalate. Mix, and back titrate the excess silver nitrate with ammonium thiocyanate VS (see Titrimetry 541), using 2 mL of Ferric ammonium sulfate solution as the indicator, shaking vigorously towards the endpoint. Each mL of 0.1 M silver nitrate is equivalent to 11.90 mg of KBr. Calculate the percent content of Potassium Bromide, corrected for the chloride content, by the formula:
a 3.357bin which a is the percent content of KBr and KCl obtained, calculated as KBr; and b is the percent content of chlorides.
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