Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Albany

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas shipped in a liquid state by cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another cautiously useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Albany clients from Noble Gas Solutions.

This gas is produced 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 used for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also frequently 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 displace ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with minimum damage to property. HBr has come under increasing scrutiny as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, thus, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to circumstances in which total recovery is possible. HALON fire-suppression systems subject to ready 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.

To learn more about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Albany, call Noble Gas Solutions at (518) 465-5229 or contact us online.