Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Springfield A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is used commercially quite often in Springfield, and ILMO Products 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. As simple as that sounds, a yet simpler method of achieving more substantial measures of N2O was perfected under the purview of Humphry Davy in the late 1700s. It entails applying cautiously administered 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 means of production using 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. An additional customary use for it – especially 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 blended with specific perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it is used as a propellant/oxidizer in some 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 ILMO Products Company today at (217) 245-2183 or contact us online for additional details on the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Springfield. Looking for a reliable source of still more specialty gases? We’re it!