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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
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.


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 

Beavis, G. 2021. LG OLED. TVs are about to get even better. Techradar

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.