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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 in the material now makes it possible to reach much higher speeds compatible with today's demands.

Deuterated Reagents for Electronics

Catalog Number Description
DLM-9RG* Acetone-d6 (D, 99.5%) ~25% sol. in D2O
DLM-1RG* Benzene-d6 (D, 99%)
HPG-040 Carbon monoxide – CP 99.99%
HPG-045 Carbon monoxide – CP 99.995%
DLM-7RG* Chloroform-d (D, 99.7%)
DLM-408DR Deuterium (D, 99.8%) (D2, 99.6% + HD, 0.4%) 
DLM-408-HP Deuterium (D, 99.8%) CP 99.999%
DLM-408-4NHP Deuterium (D, 99.8%) CP 99.99%+
DLM-458DR Deuterium chloride (D, 99%)
DLM-3DR Deuterium chloride (D, 99.5%) DCl 35% w/w solution in D2O
DLM-4DR-99.8 Deuterium oxide (D, 99.8%)
DLM-4DR Deuterium oxide (D, 99.9%)
DLM-10RG-PK Dimethyl sulfoxide-d6 (D, 99.9%)
DLM-24RG* Methanol-d4 (D, 99.5%)
DLM-45DR Sodium deuteroxide (D, 99.5%) 40% in D2O
DLM-33DR Sulfuric acid-d2 (D, 99%) 96-98% in D2O
DLM-5RG* Toluene-d8 (D, 99.5%)
DLM-46RG* 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.


Koike, Y. 2010. Progress in low-loss and high-bandwidth plastic optical fibers. J Polymer Sci B Polymer Phys, 49(1), 2-17. Read more.

Chang, K. 2005. The importance of minimizing hydrogen aging losses and alkali impurities OFS AllWave® zero water peak (ZWP) fiber. Read more.

Tasha Agreste

Tasha Agreste

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

Tasha Agreste currently holds the position of 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.