Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Minneapolis

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is used commercially quite often in Minneapolis, and Toll Company is pleased to offer it from PurityPlus®.

Nitrous Oxide was initially compounded in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, who brought iron filings into contact with a nitric acid drip. Though that seems simple enough, an even simpler method of creating greater amounts of N2O was perfected under the supervision of Humphry Davy before the turn of the 18th century. It involves the application of cautiously regulated heat to ammonium nitrate, which causes this chemical compound to decompose into Nitrous Oxide and water. Most N₂O production relies on this technique, either directly or by a similar mechanism using urea and a combination 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 deploy it as a propellant in aerosol cans, most ubiquitously in commercial whipped-cream dispensers.

N₂O is equally efficacious 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 select 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 Toll Company today at 612-581-9889 or contact us online to learn more about the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Minneapolis. Need other specialty gases besides N2O? We’ve got what you’re after.