Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Cincinnati

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas delivered as a liquid in cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another cautiously useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Cincinnati customers from Wright Brothers.

This gas is created by the direct reaction of high-purity hydrogen with elemental bromine and the carefully controlled reaction of sulfuric acid on certain brominated metals.

Hydrogen Bromide typically has been used for fumigation in agriculture. More discreet measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also widely used for the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. The reason for this is, the HALON compounds thus produced are high-density inert gases that can eliminate ground-level oxygen to quench a fire in a confined space with minimum damage to property. HBr is now frequently considered for use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to circumstances in which total recovery is possible. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on ready chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives become available.

Higher purities of Hydrogen Bromide are used by the electronics industry in some unique plasma etching processes.

To learn more about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Cincinnati, call Wright Brothers at 800-637-2222 or contact us online.