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Sodium bromide is used in the preparation of bromides and as a source of bromide ion. It also finds its applications in drilling fluid additives, and weighting agent. It is employed in , Oil gas production, hydraulic fracturing, and fracking. It is also used in photography, to make bromides and organic chemicals, as a therapeutic sedative and hypnotic, and formerly as a veterinary medicine. It also finds its applications to control algae, bacteria, and fungi in water systems (pasteurizing, canning, pulp & paper manufacturing, and ornamental ponds); and used to repel moths from clothing and fleas from pets.
W. L. T. Addison. The Use of Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Bromide, and Potassium Bromide in Cases of Arterial Hypertension which are Amenable to Potassium Chloride.Can Med Assoc J.,1928,18(3), 281-285.
Dillon Mapother, et al. Self-Diffusion of Sodium in Sodium Chloride and Sodium Bromide.J. Chem. Phys.,1950,181231.
May be harmful if swallowed.
Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.