Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Columbus

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in a liquid state by cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Columbus clients from Delille Oxygen Company.

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

Hydrogen Bromide typically 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 to synthesize 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 displace ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with only the lightest 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 conditions in which total recovery is possible. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on current chemical inventories as more environmentally acceptable alternatives are introduced.

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

For further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Columbus, call Delille Oxygen Company at (614) 444-1177 or contact us online.