Hydrogen Bromide Supplier to Minneapolis Hydrogen Bromide (Br), a colorless, corrosive, irritating, toxic gas shipped as a liquid in cylinders under its own vapor pressure, is yet another cautiously useful PurityPlus® specialty gas available to Minneapolis businesses from Toll Company. This gas is produced by the direct reaction of high-purity hydrogen with elemental bromine and the attentively monitored reaction of sulfuric acid on certain brominated metals. Hydrogen Bromide traditionally has been found useful for fumigation in agriculture. Smaller amounts are used as a catalyst in pharmaceuticals. Earlier on, it was also frequently used to synthesize 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 confined space with very little damage to property. HBr more recently has found use as a stratospheric ozone depleter and, as such, its use as a fumigant has been reserved for circumstances where total recovery looks to be achievable. HALON fire-suppression systems are now dependent on ready chemical inventories as more environmentally preferred alternatives become available. Higher purities of Hydrogen Bromide are used by the electronics industry in some precision plasma etching processes. To learn more about PurityPlus® Hydrogen Bromide and its availability in Minneapolis, call Toll Company at 612-581-9889 or contact us online.