Agent Name

Deuterium

CAS Number

7782-39-0

Formula

D2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Deuterium; Deuterium molecule; Dideuterium; Diplogen; Heavy hydrogen; Hydrogen, isotope of mass 2; Hydrogen-2; Hydrogen-d2; UN1957; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Elements, Nonmetallic

Description

Odorless, flammable gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a tracer in chemical reactions; [Merck Index] Used to produce heavy water (D2O2), a moderator of neutrons in nuclear reactors; [Ullmann]

Comments

"The stable isotope of hydrogen. It has one neutron and one proton in the nucleus." [ChemIDplus] Chemically identical to hydrogen; May act as a simple asphyxiant; [CAMEO]

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Simple Asphyxiant

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