This paper describes practical enzymatic procedures for the synthesis of (R) and (S) 1-deuterohexanol, a useful building block for chiral poly isocyanated liquid crystals. Alcohol dehydrogenases from horse liver and Pseudomonas catalyzed the reduction of hexanal with deuterated NAD (NADD) resulting in 50% and 89% yields of (R) and (S) 1-deuterohexanol, respectively. The deuterated cofactor was regenerated in situ by alcohol dehydrogenase catalyzed oxidation of ethanol-d6 or 2-propanol-d8. The (S) alcohol was also synthesized by the horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase reduction of 1-deuterohexanal, which was prepared chemically from hexanal. The yields of the reaction were greatly increased by the use of a biphasic system or with the immobilized enzyme in anhydrous organic solvents. Horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase was stabilized by immobilization on PAN or noncovalent entrapment on XAD resin.