Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Pittsburgh

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas shipped in liquid form via cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Pittsburgh businesses from Greco Gas.

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

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been used for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser amounts are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. There was a time when 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 displace ground-level oxygen to quench a fire in a enclosed space with very little damage to property. HBr has come under increasing scrutiny as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been reserved for conditions where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems are now dependent on existing 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 further details about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Pittsburgh, call Greco Gas at (724) 226-3800 or contact us online.