Agent Name

Tritium oxide

CAS Number

14940-65-9

Formula

O-T2

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Heavy water (T2O); Tritiated water; Water, tritiated; Water-t2; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Sources/Uses

Occurs naturally in water in minute amounts; Used as a tracer to measure water transport in biological systems; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Pure T2O is corrosive secondary to self-radiolysis; Not to be confused with heavy water (deuterium oxide); [Wikipedia] See "Tritium." See "Radiation, ionizing."

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