(for PET), 97 atom % 18O

18O Water
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Normalized with respect to hydrogen

isotopic purity

97 atom % 18O


PET imaging: suitable


100 °C (lit.)


0 °C (lit.)


1.11 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)


(for PET)

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Water-18O is an isotopically modified water, which is appropriate for PET applications.
It can also be used:
  • In paleoclimatology, hydrology, and plant ecology to determine soil stable oxygen isotope analysis of plant cellulose using δ18O.
  • To determine the diffusion of moisture into crystals using secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS).


250 mg in serum bottle
1 g in serum bottle
This product may be available from bulk stock and can be packaged on demand. For information on pricing, availability and packaging, please contact Stable Isotopes Customer Service.
Packaged in septum-sealed serum bottles.


10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Diffusion of Water Species in Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia
Duong T, et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 92(11), 2731-2737 (2009)
Separating soil and leaf water 18O isotopic signals in plant stem cellulose
Sternberg, Leonel da Silveira Lobo and Anderson, William T and Morrison, Kanema
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67(14), 2561-2566 (2003)
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By first labeling molecular oxygen and then body water with 18O in a rat, Lifson measured the 18O abundance in expired CO2 and found the oxygens in CO2 exchanged with the oxygen in water. Indeed, these two oxygen containing species were in rapid isotopic equilibrium due to the actions of what we now know is carbonic anhydrase (Lifson, 1966)
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