Nitrous Oxide

Physical and Chemical Properties

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a clear, colorless, oxidizing liquefied gas with a slightly sweet odor. The product is stable at room temperature. While classified by the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a nonflammable gas, nitrous oxide will support combustion and can detonate at temperatures in excess of 650 °C (1202 °F).


Medical nitrous oxide is typically used as an analgesic, often in combination with oxygen for anesthesia.  Nitrous oxide is also used in cryosurgery.

Nitrous oxide is also supplied to commercial packagers in food processing as a propellant.  Nitrous oxide is used as an oxidizer in rocketry and the automotive industries to increase power output of engines.

We deliver nitrous oxide in many different grades:

  • Medical (USP)
  • Commercial
  •  Automotive
  • Food Grade



  • SDS – Nitrous Oxide  
  • CAS Number – 10024-97-2
  • UN Number – UN1070
  • Shipping Name – Nitrous Oxide
  • Hazard Class – 2.2, (5.1)
  • Label – Nonflammable Gas, Oxidizer
  • Cylinder Color Code – Blue
  • Cylinder Valve – CGA326 Treaded and 910 Pin Indexed.

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