Bromine number


Bromine number

Bromine number is the amount of bromine in grams absorbed by 100 grams of a sample. The number indicates the degree of unsaturation.

The Bromine Number is useful as a measure of aliphatic unsaturation in gasoline samples. The ARB, in its Motor Vehicle Fuels Compliance Assistance Program, indicated that every unit mass of Bromine Number is equivalent to twice the percentage point of olefin content in gasoline. So, a gasoline with Bromine Number 30 would have an olefin content of not more than 15 percent by volume. One refinery compiled a year's worth of data on Bromine Number and the corresponding olefin content of gasoline. The data showed that the Bromine Number of gasoline is about 2.4 times the olefin content. A gasoline with Bromine Number of 30 would then have an olefin content of about 12.5 percent by volume, which is slightly lower than ARB's assumption, but still is higher than the CaRFG maximum limit of 10 percent by volume.

The Bromine Number is usually determined by electrochemical titration, where bromine is generated in situ with the redox process of potassium bromide and bromate in an acidic solution, using a mercury catalyst to ensure the complete bromination of all olefins.

ee also

* Iodine number


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