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Where can I buy Sulfur Hexaflouride?

Asked by Foolaholic (5804points) December 12th, 2008

I’ve recently discovered what this gas does, and I really really want to buy some. I tried to search the interweb, but the only suppliers are from China, and I’m skeptical to buy gasses from them. Suggestions?

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queenzboulevard's avatar

I have no clue where you get that stuff from, but that is hilarious!

El_Cadejo's avatar

oh god i lold hard at that video.

Nimis's avatar

I want need some of that stuff.
I could spend a whole day laughing maniacally.

laureth's avatar


The company is also U.S. based, but I don’t know from where they source the product.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

It appears to be called SF6 and can probably be purchased at a gas or chemical company. It’s relatively non-toxic, but appears to be a greenhouse gas. I would start with places that sell helium.

Judi's avatar

Probably a welding supply. If they don’t have it they will tell you where you can get it.

Beans4life's avatar

Well Sulfur Hexaflouride is a Binary Compound of Sulfur and another element that i don’t know. You could possibly make the stuff yourself in a little chemistry experiment all you need to do is find out the other element but don’t search Hexaflouride because the “ide” in Hexaflouride tells you that it’s a Chemically Bonded Binary Compound

Foolaholic's avatar

I did discover that it’s a common experiment in chemistry classes nowadays, and apparently a lot of schools have a tank for teaching purposes, but when my friends and I asked our chemistry professor about it, he chuckled at us and just said “no.”

SuperMouse's avatar

I couldn’t help but noticing that the Amazon widget on the side of the page is suggesting Jeff Foxworthy’s “redneck” material for those reading this thread! LOL!!!

fireside's avatar

lol, good call supermouse

shockvalue's avatar

… fluther has an amazon widget?

Nimis's avatar

Exactly! I love how discrete it is!
(It’s below Siblings and above Get your JellyShirt.)

shockvalue's avatar

Ah, you know what it is? I have So I haven’t seen an ad on the internet since I started using firefox…
Does fluther have other ads as well? :(

Nimis's avatar

Interesting. Is there just a space between the two then?

El_Cadejo's avatar

same here shockvalue. I forget what ads look like :P

no space btw nimis, the shirt is right below siblings.

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