Deuterated Reagents for Optoelectronics

Deuterium Oxide for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are extensively used in devices such as television and mobile phone screens. OLEDs are generally made of thin layers of organic molecules between two electrodes. The devices emit light when an electric current flows through them.
Until a few years ago, the biggest technical problem for OLEDs was the limited lifetime of the organic materials, typically half that of LCD, LED or PDP, as heat and oxidation generated during operation contribute to the instability of the chemicals. The problem was solved by deuterating some of the organic molecules incorporated in OLEDs, which increases the lifetime of the device by a factor of five to 20 without significantly affecting other properties of the device.
Another application of deuteration in this field is the neutron reflectometry along with deuteration of specific molecular layers that has become the key method for the study of the morphology, diffusion and interfacial behavior in organic thin-film semiconducting devices.

Deuterated Reagents for Electronics

Catalog Number Description


Acetone-d6 (D, 99.5%) ~25% sol. in D2O


Benzene-d6 (D, 99%)


Carbon monoxide – CP 99.99%


Carbon monoxide – CP 99.995%


Chloroform-d (D, 99.7%)


Deuterium (D, 99.8%) (D2, 99.6% + HD, 0.4%) 


Deuterium (D, 99.8%) CP 99.999%


Deuterium (D, 99.8%) CP 99.99%+


Deuterium chloride (D, 99%)


Deuterium chloride (D, 99.5%) DCl 35% w/w solution in D2O


Deuterium oxide (D, 99.8%)


Deuterium oxide (D, 99.9%)


Dimethyl sulfoxide-d6 (D, 99.9%)


Methanol-d4 (D, 99.5%)


Sodium deuteroxide (D, 99.5%) 40% in D2O


Sulfuric acid-d2 (D, 99%) 96-98% in D2O


Toluene-d8 (D, 99.5%)


Trifluoroacetic acid-d (D, 99%)


Frequently Asked Questions 

What do I do if I need multiple vials or carboys when returning D2O for the D2O Recovery Program?

If you have more than ~16 L you may require multiple carboys, please just ask. 

When returning D2O for the D2O Recovery Program should I fill the carboy to the top?

No! Fill the bulk carboy container ~80% full. Most are shipped by FedEx Air, and if full, the carboy is likely to expand and possibly rupture the container.


Tsuji, H.; Mitsui, Chikahiko, M.; Nakamura, E. 2014. The hydrogen/deuterium isotope effect of the host material on the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes. ChemComm, 50(94), 14870-14872. PMID: 25325237 



Tasha Agreste

Tasha Agreste

Deuterated Reagents & Intermediates Product Manager, China Sales - Research Products

Tasha is currently holds the position as the Deuterated Reagents and Intermediates Product Manager, where she focuses her time working with companies on their stable isotope-labeled product needs for synthetic applications, including the manufacturing of APIs.