Nitrous Oxide Gas

  • Chem. Formula : N2O
  • Molecular Weight : 44.01
  • Grade : Medical

Specifications – Average Chemical Analysis

  • Appearance : Colourless Gas (liquid in cylinder)
  • Purity : 98 % min
  • Nitrogen Dioxide : Max 2 PPM V/V
  • Carbon Monoxide : Max 10 PPM V/V
  • Carbon Dioxide : Max 300 PPM V/V
  • Water : Max 120 PPM V/V
  • General Product Information
    • Odor : Odourless
    • Melting point : -90.86 ºC
    • Boiling point : -88.48 ºC
    • Solubility (water) : 0.15 g/100 ml (15 ºC)
    • It is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as an inhalant drug.
  • Uses:
    • It is used as general anesthetic and anesthesia in dentistry.
    • It is used as a leak detecting agent on natural gas pipelines
    • Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a dissociative drug that can cause analgesia, depersonalization, derealization, dizziness, euphoria, and some sound distortion.
  • Product Handling & Safety Instructions
    • Nitrous oxide should be stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area in tightly sealed containers
    • Containers of nitrous oxide should be protected from physical damage and should be stored separately from cylinders containing oxygen.
    • Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
    • Ensure adequate ventilation.
    • Recommended exposure limit (REL) for nitrous oxide of 25 ppm (45 mg/m3).