Chemiluminescence of Luminol and Its Synthesis from Easily Available Chemicals

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D. Šimsa and J. Skopal

Josef Jungmann Grammar School, Litoměřice

 

Chemiluminescence, a low-temperarure light emission due to a chemical reaction, is demonstrated on the reaction of luminol (5-amino-2,3-dihydrophthalazine-1,4-dione), hydrogen peroxide, potassium hexacyanoferrate(III) and alkaline hydroxide. The synthesis of luminol from common chemicals and its impressive chemiluminescence are described.

 

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