Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Atlanta, GA

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is used commercially quite often in Atlanta, GA, and Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases is pleased to offer it from PurityPlus®.

Nitrous Oxide was initially compounded in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, who dripped nitric acid on iron filings. Though that seems simple enough, an even simpler process for producing larger quantities of N2O was developed under the purview of Humphry Davy before the turn of the 18th century. It entails applying attentively controlled heat to ammonium nitrate, which effects its decompostion into Nitrous Oxide and water. The majority of N₂O production makes use of this technique, either directly or by a similar means of production that employs urea and a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acids.

Nitrous Oxide is used as an anesthetic, as a leak-detection gas, and as an oxidizing agent. The pharmaceutical and food-and-beverage industries also use it as a propellant in aerosol cans, most often in commercially marketed 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 specific perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it is a propellant/oxidizer of considerable utility in a few special-application rocket guidance systems. When its purity is driven to the highest levels (around 99.995+%, Nitrous Oxide has found some utility in semiconductor manufacture.

Get hold of Sidney Lee Medical & Scientific Gases today at 770-946-4287 or contact us online to learn more about the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Atlanta, GA. Looking for a reliable source of still more specialty gases? We’re it!