Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Columbus

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) has various commercial applications in Columbus, and Delille Oxygen Company offers PurityPlus® N2O – the most trusted brand available.

Nitrous Oxide was initially compounded in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, who dripped nitric acid on iron filings. Though that seems simple enough, a yet simpler process for achieving larger measures of N2O was developed under the auspices of Humphry Davy before the turn of the 18th century. It essentially introduces carefully regulated heat to ammonium nitrate, which effects its decompostion into Nitrous Oxide and water. The majority of N₂O production relies on this process, either directly or by a similar means of production using urea and a combination of sulfuric and nitric acids.

Nitrous Oxide is employed as an anesthetic, as a leak-detection gas, and as an oxidizing agent. It frequently shows up also as a propellant in aerosol cans for the pharmaceutical and food-and-beverage industries, most commonly 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 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 Delille Oxygen Company today at (614) 444-1177 or contact us online to learn more about the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Columbus. Need other specialty gases besides N2O? We’ve got what you’re after.