Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Winona

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in liquid form via cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is another benignly useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Winona customers from Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc..

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

Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been associated with fumigation in agriculture. Lesser quantities are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. There was a time when it was also frequently 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 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, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been reserved for circumstances where complete recovery can be obtained. HALON fire-suppression systems subject to current chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives become available.

Higher purities of Hydrogen Bromide are used by the electronics industry in a few precision plasma etching processes.

For more information on PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Winona, call Mississippi Welders Supply Co., Inc. at (507) 454-5231 or contact us online.