Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Sioux Falls

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in a liquid state by cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Sioux Falls customers from A-OX Welding Supply.

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

Hydrogen Bromide typically has been found useful for fumigation in agriculture. More discreet quantities are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also commonly used for the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. The reason for this is, the resulting HALON compounds are high-density inert gases that can eliminate ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a tight space with very little damage to property. HBr is now frequently considered for use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, as such, its use as a fumigant has been limited to conditions in which total recovery is possible. HALON fire-suppression systems subject to ready chemical inventories as more environmentally sanctioned alternatives are introduced.

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

For further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Sioux Falls, call A-OX Welding Supply at 605-336-1125 or contact us online.