The molecular formula for aluminum bromide is AlBr3. Aluminum bromide is a light beige crystalline powder with an average mass of 266.693512 Da. It is a stable compound but reacts violently with water and is incompatible with aqueous solutions, acids and alcohols.
Aluminium bromide is available in most volumes. Metal bromide compounds have applications that include crystal growth, chemical analysis and water treatment. Bromide can be detected in aqueous solution by adding carbon disulfide and chlorine. Metallic bromides are marketed under the name AE Bromides. The compound exists in ultra high purity and purity compositions for better optical quality, as well as food, agricultural and pharmaceutical grade.