Nitric oxide (NO), also called nitrogen monoxide, colorless toxic gas that is formed by the oxidation of nitrogen. Nitric oxide performs important chemical signaling functions in humans and other animals and has various applications in medicine. It has few industrial applications.
It is a serious air pollutant generated by automotive engines and thermal power plants. In the chemical industry, nitric oxide is an intermediate compound formed during the oxidation of ammonia to nitric acid. In the chemical industry, nitric oxide is an intermediate compound formed during the oxidation of ammonia to nitric acid.
Though it is a toxic gas at high concentrations, nitric oxide functions as an important signaling molecule in animals. It acts as a messenger molecule, transmitting signals to cells in the cardiovascular, nervous, and immune systems. The nitric oxide molecule’s possession of a free radical makes it much more reactive than other signaling molecules, and its small size enables it to diffuse through cell membranes and walls to perform a range of signaling functions in various bodily systems. The body synthesizes nitric oxide from the amino acid L-arginine by means of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase.
- Acts as a messenger molecule, transmitting signals to cells in the cardiovascular, nervous and immune system
- Nitric oxide’s role in dilating blood vessels makes it an important controller of blood pressure
- One medical use of nitric oxide is in the treatment of impotence, or erectile dysfunction, in men
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|Oxygen||< 1 ppmv|
|Nitrogen||< 3,000 ppmv||< 500 ppmv||< 100 ppmv||< 30 ppmv|
|Carbon Dioxide||< 1,000 ppmv||< 100 ppmv||< 50 ppmv||< 1 ppmv|
|THC (CH4)||< 1 ppmv|
|Water||< 20 ppmv||< 5 ppmv||< 2 ppmv||< 1 ppmv|
|Hydrogen||< 1 ppmv|
|Nitrous Oxide||< 1,000 ppmv||< 500 ppmv||< 50 ppmv||< 30 ppmv|
|Nitrogen Dioxide||< 100 ppmv||< 100 ppmv||< 30 ppmv|
|Chemical & Physical Properties|
|Sp. Volume||12.8 cf/lb|
|Pressure @ 70°F||500 psig|
|Valve Outlet||CGA 660 LB CGA 728|
|DOT Name||Nitric Oxide Compressed|
|DOT No.||UN 1660|
|DOT Label||Inhalation Hazard, Oxidizer, Corrosive Gas|
|Cylinder Size||Fill Volume (L)|
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*This gas not available for purchase online.