XENON, COMPRESSED – Xe – UN2036
|SPECIFIC VOLUME||2.90 ft3 / lb|
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|DOT PROPER SHIPPING NAME||Xenon, compressed|
|IATA PROPER SHIPPING NAME|
|SCHEDULE B NUMBER||2804.29.0000|
|* N = Non-Flammable Gas
* F = Flammable Gas
* P = Poison-Inhalation Hazard
|* O = Oxidizer
* C = Corrosive
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XENON, COMPRESSED - Xe - UN2036
Xenon gas is used in high intensity lights due to its natural "daylight" color temperature, high-efficiency incandescent bulb, plasma display panels, operating room and examination lighting and in ultraviolet lasers. Xenon gas is in the family or Rare Gases (also called Noble or Inert Gases) which includes Neon gas, Krypton gas, Argon gas and Helium gas and is present in the air in low concentrations.
Xenon (Xe) has been a known element since being discovered on the heals of Neon and Krypton in England in 1868. Since then, Xenon gas has been used in strobe light photography, flash lamps, arc lamps, lasers, as a general anesthetic and as a ion thruster propellant in NASA and European spacecraft.
Xenon gas and the other noble/rare gases were considered to be completely chemically inert and not able to form compounds. However, the gas platinum hexafluoride (PtF6), a powerful oxidizing agent was first shown to oxidize Xenon to form the compound Xenon hexafluoroplatinate. Xenon gas is generally unreactive but can undergo a few synthesized chemical reactions such as the formation of Xenon hexafluoroplatinate, a noble/rare gas compound.
A list of some synthesized Xenon Compounds & Gases
- Xenon Hexafluoroplatinate
- Xenon Difluoride
- Xenon Tetrafluoride
- Xenon Hexafluoride
- Xenon Tetroxide
- Sodium Perxenate
- Xenon Trioxide