Chemiluminescent Demonstrations [1]

  • Karl-Dietrich Gundermann
  • Frank McCapra
Part of the Reactivity and Structure: Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 23)


Demonstrations of scientific phenomena have a long and honourable history and the more dramatic pyrotechnic examples of chemical reactions are deservedly popular. However the gentle glow from variously coloured chemiluminescing solutions has a unique appeal. Sufficient intensity is sometimes obtainable for the demonstrations to be visible in daylight, but their appearance in all the colours of the spectrum in a totally darkened room is a memorable sight.


Thionyl Chloride Sodium Salicylate Zinc Dust Dimethyl Sulphate Acridinium Ester 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl-Dietrich Gundermann
    • 1
  • Frank McCapra
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieTechnische Universität ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.The School of Chemistry and Molecular SciencesThe University of SussexFalmer, BrightonUK

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