Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Auburn

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas delivered in a liquid state by cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Auburn clients from Spec Air Specialty Gases.

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

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been found useful for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also widely used in the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. The reason for this is, the HALON compounds thus produced are high-density inert gases that can eliminate ground-level oxygen to quench a fire in a tight space with very little damage to property. HBr more recently has found use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, as such, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to situations in which total recovery is possible. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on current chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives debut.

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

For further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Auburn, call Spec Air Specialty Gases at or contact us online.