Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 2, pp 487–493 | Cite as

Analysis of deuterated water contents using FTIR bending motion

  • Kyueun Park
  • Youngjin Kim
  • Kyung Jin LeeEmail author


Novel method for detection of heavy water in mixture has been developed based on bending vibration instead of stretching vibration. In order to apply bending motion, equation derived from equilibrium kinetics is established to find amount of HDO at equilibrium to define internal standard of analytical tool (in the concentration range of 20–80%). Based on theoretical expectation about amount of HDO and FTIR bending spectra, one can measure the initial concentration of heavy water in certain concentration range. The analytical method presented here can provide additional experimental pathway to determine exact amount of heavy water with better accuracy.


FTIR Deuterated water Heavy water Bending motion 



This work supported by National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant (NRF-2017M2A8A5018435, and 2017R1A4A1015360).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied ChemistryChungnam National UniversityDaejeonRepublic of Korea

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