Hydrogen bromide - HBr

This page presents the main information on hydrogen bromide (HBr), its physical characteristics, its effects on health, detection equipment (hydrogen bromide gas detector) as well as the appropriate respiratory protection equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with combined B-P3 filter).

Hydrogen bromide (Hbr) properties

Hydrogen bromide is used in many fields such as pharmaceutics, chemicals, electronics, metallurgy, mining, petroleum, the polymer industry and many more. It is used to manufacture alkyl bromides, it is also used as a reducing agent or as a catalyst for alkylation and oxidation reactions.

CAS TWA (8 hours) STEL (15 minutes) LEL IP Density / Air Filter / SCBA
10035-10-6 - 2 ppm - 11.62 eV 2.81 B-P3

Hydrogen bromide effects on health

Hydrogen bromide (HBr) is a colorless gas but with an irritating odor. When there is moisture in the air, the gas then becomes smoking. On a short time exposure, hydrogen bromide is irritating and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Over a long time or chronic exposure, there is a link between hydrogen bromide and the risk of laryngeal cancer.


Effect of bromide hydrogen (HBr) on health

Effect of hydrogen bromide (HBr) on health

Hydrogen bromide (HBr) detectors

Hydrogen bromide respiratory protection (HBr)