Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Fresno

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas shipped as a liquid in cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Fresno clients from Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply.

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

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been found useful for 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 quench a fire in a enclosed space with minimum damage to property. HBr more recently has found use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, thus, its use as a fumigant has been reserved for circumstances where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on existing chemical inventories as more environmentally acceptable alternatives are introduced.

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 Fresno, call Fresno Oxygen & Welding Supplies/Barnes Welding Supply at 559-341-4456 or contact us online.