HyperText Chemiluminescence Sites of Interest

Gas Phase Chemiluminescence

  • An ozone-induced chemiluminescence detector for fast determination of isoprene is at Hills-Scientific.
  • Gas phase determination of NOx is described here.
  • Solution Phase Chemiluminescence

  • Some interesting suggestions about how to use chemiluminescence commercial products involving peroxyoxylate chemiluminescence compounds are available at Omniglow's commercial web site. The frequently asked question section here is especially good.
  • And a simple description of the way light sticks work is here. Here's another page, and this author also has the lightstick emission (CL) spectra of different colored light sticks. Sorry I can't get reagents to you for this reaction.
  • Luminol demonstration complete with recipe
  • Luminol reactions at University of Bristol
  • Light Stick demonstration and DNPO demonstration (reagents not available to consumers)
  • The Bioluminescence Home Page
  • Solid Phase Chemiluminescence

  • ELISA-enzyme linked immunosorbent assays. For example use google and search for ELISA and chemiluminescence
  • Here's a site describing electrochemiluminescence in solution.
  • The History of Chemiluminescence

  • The Home Page of Richard Givens.
  • Early publications and chemiluminescence methods are described here.
  • Chemiluminescence in immunoassays introduced here.
  • Bioluminescent uses are discussed here.
  • For those interested in a chemiluminescence demonstration, here is a site describing the luminol/hydrogen peroxide reaction (in an Erlenmeyer flask) in proportions for a class demonstration. Don't forget to use safety precautions!


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