Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Portland

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in liquid form via cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another cautiously useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Portland clients from Cryo-Source.

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

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been used for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also commonly used in the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. This is due to the fact that the HALON compounds thus produced are high-density inert gases that can eliminate ground-level oxygen to put out a fire in a enclosed space with only the lightest damage to property. HBr has come under increasing scrutiny as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been limited to situations where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on current chemical inventories as more environmentally acceptable alternatives become available.

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

For further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Portland, call Cryo-Source at 503-235-0168 or contact us online.