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bromate

[′brō‚māt]
(chemistry)
BrO3-A negative ion derived from bromic acid, HBrO3
A salt of bromic acid.
C9H9ClO3 A light brown solid with a melting point of 118-119°C; used as a herbicide to control weeds in crops such as flax, cereals, and legumes.
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Ascorbic add, which is the same as the nutrient vitamin C, has been used in Europe as a partial bromate replacer.
While ascorbic acid is actually a reducing agent in its stable commercial form, the oxidized form of the vitamin is believed to function in bromate replacement systems, according to Dr.
The approved chemical oxidizers consist of calcium peroxide, azodicarbonamide (ADA), calcium iodate and potassium iodate, and include calcium and potassium salts of bromate, which are still technically permitted.