Accession Number : AD0749792

Title :   The Chemiluminescent Autoxidation of Reduced Biisoquinolinium Dications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Heller,Carl A. ; Henry,Ronald A. ; Fritsch,John M.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Biisoquinolinium dication I(++) produces a bright flash of light when made basic. This could have uses as an emergency escape light. The chemistry involves reduction of I(++) to I, an olefin, by base. The I reacts with O2 to form HOOH and to reform I(++). Finally I(++) reacts with HOO(-) to give biisoquinolones in an excited state and this emits a violet light. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHEMILUMINESCENCE, *NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS), (*PEROXIDES, CHEMILUMINESCENCE), KETONES, SALTS, IODIDES, OXIDATION, ALKENES, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, MASS SPECTRA, REACTION KINETICS, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE