Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to El Paso

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in a liquid state by cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another cautiously useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to El Paso clients from SYOXSA, Inc..

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

Hydrogen Bromide typically has been found useful for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures 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. This is due to the fact that the HALON compounds that result are high-density inert gases that can remove ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with only the lightest 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 reserved for conditions where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems must rely on current chemical inventories as more environmentally sanctioned alternatives are introduced.

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

For more information on PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in El Paso, call SYOXSA, Inc. at 915-771-7674 or contact us online.