Specialty Gases

BNF distributes specialty gases worldwide including, rare, calibration and high purity gases. BNF conducts impromptu QA/QC checks in addition to the regular analysis to ensure that the gases achieve the greatest level of purity, stability and accuracy.

S/no.

Chemical name

Molecular formula

Application

1

Sulfur Hexafluoride

SF6

Gaseous dielectric medium in the electrical industry for circuit breaker & switchgear and in the medical industry.

2

Perfluoropropane

C3F8

Plasma etching material in the electrical industry for semi-conductor applications and in the medical industry for contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

3

Neon

Ne

Lighting, vacuum tubes, high-voltage indicators, lightning arrestors, wave meter tubes, television tubes, and helium-neon lasers.

4

Krypton

Kr

Lighting.

5

Xenon

Xe

Lighting.

6

Nitrous Oxide

N2O

Anesthetic in the medical industry. An oxidizer in a rocket motor. Aerosol sprays propellant in the food industry.

7

Carbon Monoxide

CO

Precursor of other chemical products. Iron smelting.

8

Ethylene Oxide

C2H4O

Precursor to ethylene glycol as well as a variety of other chemicals.

9

Helium

He

Cryogenics, deep-sea breathing systems, cooling of superconducting magnets, inflating balloons, airships and also used as a protective gas for many industrial uses.

10

Arsine

AsH3

Producing microchips in semi-conductor industry.

11

Sulphur Dioxide

SO2

Preservative and winemaking in the food industry. In the chemical industry it is often used as a reducing agent, reagent and solvent in the laboratory and a precursor to sulfuric acid.

12

Hydrogen Bromide

HBr

Chemical and medical industry.

13

Ammonia

NH3

Fertilizer, household cleaner, precursor to nitrogenous compounds.

14

Chlorine

Cl

Production of industrial and consumer products, purification and disinfection.

15

Ethylene

C2H4

Production of ethylene oxide, ethylene dichloride and polyethylene. Can also be used as an anesthetic agent, to hasten fruit ripening, as well as a welding gas.

 

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