Accession Number : ADA118782

Title :   Chemiluminescence from the Reaction of 2-Methylene-3-acetyloxazoline-4,5-dione with Hydrogen Peroxide.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Steffek,Daniel ; Mebane,Robert C ; Schuster,Gary B

PDF Url : ADA118782

Report Date : 20 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The reaction of 2-methylene-3-acetyloxazoline-4,5-dione (1) with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a fluorescent aromatic hydrocarbon generates light. The mechanism for light generation was investigated and found to parallel that of oxalate esters. The reaction of dione (1) is catalyzed by added base, but the chemiluminescence intensity drops as the base concentration increases. A reaction sequence is proposed consistent with the experimental observations.

Descriptors :   *Chemiluminescence, *Reaction kinetics, *Hydrogen peroxide, *Methylenes, Acetylenes, Azoles, Cyclic compounds, Fluorescence, Aromatic hydrocarbons

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE