Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Albany

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) enjoys widespread commercial use in Albany, and Noble Gas Solutions offers PurityPlus® N2O – the most trusted brand available.

Nitrous Oxide was first produced in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, who brought iron filings into contact with a nitric acid drip. As simple as that sounds, an even simpler method of achieving larger measures of N2O was devised under the purview of Humphry Davy in the late 1700s. It entails applying cautiously controlled heat to ammonium nitrate, which effects its decompostion into Nitrous Oxide and water. The majority of N₂O production relies on this technique, either directly or by a similar means of production utilizing urea and a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acids.

Nitrous Oxide has additionally found favor as an anesthetic, as a leak-detection gas, and as an oxidizing agent. One more widespread use for it – significantly by the pharmaceuticals and food-and-beverage industries – is as an aerosol can propellant, most ubiquitously in commercial whipped-cream dispensers.

N₂O finds further use as a specialty oxidizing flame-support gas in atomic absorption (AA) instrumentation for metal analysis. When combined with certain perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it is a propellant/oxidizer of considerable utility in some special-application rocket guidance systems. And, in extremely high purity (99.995+%), Nitrous Oxide has found some utility in semiconductor manufacture.

Get in touch with Noble Gas Solutions today at (518) 465-5229 or contact us online to learn more about the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Albany. Need other specialty gases besides N2O? We’ve got what you’re after.