The Use of Liquid Nitrogen in Mexico Laboratory Research


AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V. has been producing and distributing PurityPlus® liquid nitrogen for Mexico-area laboratory use from the beginning. The thing that makes this commodity so [[desi|[prefe]7]rable in all kinds of laboratory activities – certainly as a refrigerant – is its capacity to sustain temperatures significantly lower than the freezing point of water.

A previous blog of ours limns the use of nitrogen in food processing. In its dense, readily movable liquid form (which doesn’t have to be pressurized), we supply it for laboratory applications as diversified as …

  • cryogenics – includeing the production and examination of low temperature extremes and the behavior of materials at such temperatures;
  • cryonics – the long-term protection of biological tissue (blood, reproductive cells, surgical samples, even human bodies) at extraordinarily low temperatures in order to ”reawaken” them and reanimate them at some future date; also as a means of cryoconserving genetic resources;
  • energy storage (serving as a medium for it);
  • insuring that various scientific detection instruments operate more efficiently and effectively; and
  • producing lower pressures in laboratory vacuum systems.

As a coolant, liquid nitrogen is commonly applied by the laboratories that count on us …

  • to accomplish superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors;
  • to maintain the liquid helium cooling systems of high-field superconducting magnets, such as those used in nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers and magnetic resonance imaging systems, at a very low temperature;
  • in cooling baths and other testing situations intended to precipitate especially low-temperature chemical reactions;
  • in vacuum-pump traps; and
  • in astronomy cameras that make use of CCD image sensors.

These examples, as all-inclusive as they are, scarcely account for liquid nitrogen’s use in the laboratory. Our Mexico customers frequently find their own, singular uses for it, just as they do for nitrogen in its gaseous state – which, of course, we also supply.

The fact is, more and more scientific, medical, and industrial research facilities in this area are relying on us for the PurityPlus® nitrogen and liquid nitrogen they require in order to reach their research goals. They’ve found us to be a trusty, easily accessible source of these commodities. And they’ve come to count not only on our having them when they need them, but also on their demonstrable quality, our affordable prices, and the deft, personalized service of our staff. Contact AOC Mexico S.A. de C.V., your Mexico PurityPlus® Partner, today for every laboratory nitrogen and liquid nitrogen need.