Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Denver

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 Denver businesses from Rocky Mountain Air Solutions.

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

Hydrogen Bromide historically has been associated with fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. There was a time when it was also widely used for the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. This is due to the fact that the resulting HALON compounds are high-density inert gases that can displace ground-level oxygen to put out a fire in a confined space with minimum 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 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 precision plasma etching processes.

For more information on PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Denver, call Rocky Mountain Air Solutions at (303) 777-6671 or contact us online.