Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Riverside

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas delivered in liquid form via cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another commercially useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Riverside businesses from Elite Air.

This gas is created by the direct reaction of high-purity hydrogen with elemental bromine and the attentively monitored reaction of sulfuric acid on some brominated metals.

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been associated with fumigation in agriculture. More discreet amounts are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. There was a time when it was also widely used in the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. That’s because the resulting HALON compounds are high-density inert gases that can displace ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with very little damage to property. HBr more recently has found use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to situations where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems subject to ready chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives debut.

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

For further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Riverside, call Elite Air at (951) 686-7822 or contact us online.