Chemical Name: MERQUEL® 98

Formula: NaBr

CAS Number: 7647-15-6

Molecular Weight: 102.9

General & Use:
MERQUEL®98 is a source of elemental bromine. MERQUEL®98, as Bromine containing compounds, can be used to oxidize the mercury present in the coal, thereby enhancing the overall removal of mercury in downstream pollution control equipment.


Appearance White briquettes
Assay (as NaBr) % 98 min
Chlorides (as Cl-) % 1 max
Heavy metals (as Pb) ppm 10 max
Iodides (as I-) % 0.01 max
Loss on drying % 0.5 max
pH of a 5% aqueous solution 5.5 – 8.5
Sulfates (as SO4) wt% 0.07 max
Total Hardness ppm 100 max
Transmittance of 25% Sol, 410 nm, % 90 min

MERQUEL® 98 is practically non-toxic. It is non-irritating to skin and only slightly irritating to eyes. It is not a skin sensitizer.

  • LD50 (oral,rat): 4,200 mg/kg
  • LD50 (dermal,rabbit): >2,000 mg/kg

Available in:

  1. Valve bag of 25 kg, each pallet carrying 42 bags. Total net weight 1050 kg.
  2. As a free flowing compacted product in big bags of 1 M.T.