Agent Name

Deuterium oxide

CAS Number

7789-20-0

Formula

D2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Deuterated water; Deuterium oxide; Dideuterium oxide; Heavy water; Heavy water (D2O); Heavy water-d2; Water(sup 2)-H2; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Inorganic Compounds

Description

Clear liquid; [Sax]

Sources/Uses

"Used to study mechanisms and rates of chemical or nuclear reactions, as well as biological processes." [ChemIDplus] Deuterium oxide is present in nature. Water contains about 1 part per 6500. [Hawley]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

BP = 101.42 deg C; [Sax]

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