Deuterated Reagents for Optoelectronics

Fiber Optics

Optical Fibers

Optical fibers are used extensively when transmitting data over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than traditional copper cables. However, in an internet-driven world hungry for data, it is crucial to achieve data transmission in the Gbps range. Traditional glass or plastic optical fibers have limited speeds due to the water peak absorption between 1360 nm and 1460 nm. Replacing the hydrogen with deuterium oxide in the material now makes it possible to reach much higher speeds compatible with today's demands.

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 

Do you have a D2O Recovery Program?

Yes, we do have a D2O Recovery Program. If you have D2O (deuterium oxide) currently that you would like to return for a potential credit, please visit our website and complete the necessary form or contact your customer service at 1-800-322-1174 (North America) or 1-978-749-8000 (International).

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.


Koike, Y. 2010. "Progress in Low-Loss and High-Bandwidth Plastic Optical Fibers", Fundamentals of Plastic Optical Fibers, First Edition. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA 139-166. abstract

Chang, K. 2005. The Importance of Minimizing Hydrogen Aging Losses and Alkali Impurities OFS AllWave® Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Fiber. an OFS White Paper

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.