Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Mexico

Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas transported in liquid form via cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another commercially useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Mexico clients from AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V..

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

Hydrogen Bromide typically has been used for fumigation in agriculture. More discreet measures 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. This is due to the fact that the HALON compounds thus produced are high-density inert gases that can remove ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a tight space with only the lightest damage to property. HBr is now frequently considered for use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, that being the case, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to circumstances where complete recovery can be obtained. HALON fire-suppression systems subject to existing chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives are introduced.

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

For more information on PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Mexico, call AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V. at 818-647-7427 or contact us online.