The Chemiluminescent Autoxidation of Reduced Biisoquinolinium Dications

  • Carl A. Heller
  • Ronald A. Henry
  • John M. Fritsch


Numerous chemiluminescent reactions involve molecular oxygen or hydrogen peroxide reacting with an organic compound. In many cases the formation of an intermediate 1,2-dioxetane can be demonstrated or is implicated as one of the steps in the reaction mechanism. The excitation step then involves splitting the dioxetane ring to form two carbonyl groups. The excitation energy is sometimes found in the carbonyl compounds and sometimes in a convenient fluorescer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl A. Heller
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Henry
    • 1
  • John M. Fritsch
    • 2
  1. 1.Naval Weapons Center (Code 605)China LakeUSA
  2. 2.Washington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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