Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Springfield 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 Springfield clients from ILMO Products Company. This gas is created 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 found useful for fumigation in agriculture. Lesser measures are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. At one time, it was also frequently used for the synthesis of HALON compounds used in fire-suppression systems. That’s because the resulting HALON compounds are high-density inert gases that can displace ground-level oxygen to extinguish a fire in a enclosed space with very little damage to property. HBr has come under increasing scrutiny as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, thus, its use as a fumigant has been restricted to conditions where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems are now dependent on current chemical inventories as more environmentally sanctioned alternatives become available. Higher purities of Hydrogen Bromide are used by the electronics industry in some specialized plasma etching processes. For more information on PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Springfield, call ILMO Products Company at (217) 245-2183 or contact us online.