Tag : Chemiluminescence

Luminol Synthesis and Chemiluminescence

Written by Lena ABSTRACT In this experiment, we synthesized luminol and used the product to observe how chemiluminescence works. Our starting material was 5-nitro-2,3-dihydrophthalazine-1,4-dione, which was, after addition of reaction agents, refluxed and vacuum filtered to retrieve luminol. Using two stock solutions, we missed our precipitated luminol with sodium hydroxide, potassium ferricyanide, and hydrogen peroxide, in their respective solutions, in a dark room, to observe the blue light emission. INTRODUCTION Anyone who has watched a CSI show on the television […]