Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Denver

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) enjoys widespread commercial use in Denver, and Rocky Mountain Air 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. Though that seems simple enough, an even simpler process for producing larger quantities of N2O was developed under the purview of Humphry Davy in the late 1700s. It essentially introduces carefully administered heat to ammonium nitrate, which effects its decompostion into Nitrous Oxide and water. Most N₂O production relies on this process, either directly or by a similar mechanism utilizing 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. 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 is equally efficacious as a specialty oxidizing flame-support gas in atomic absorption (AA) instrumentation for metal analysis. When blended with specific perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it is a propellant/oxidizer of considerable utility in a few special-application rocket guidance systems. And, at the highest levels of purity, Nitrous Oxide sees a fair amount of use in semiconductor manufacture.

Get in touch with Rocky Mountain Air Solutions today at (303) 777-6671 or contact us online to learn more about the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Denver. Need other specialty gases besides N2O? We’ve got what you’re after.