Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Atlanta, GA

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 Atlanta, GA businesses from Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases.

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 amounts are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also commonly 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 eliminate ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with only the lightest damage to property. HBr has come under increasing scrutiny 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 subject to ready 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.

To learn more about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Atlanta, GA, call Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases at 770-946-4287 or contact us online.