Accession Number : ADD000282

Title :   Chemiluminescent Formulations Containing an Alkylsiloxane.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bens,Everett M ; Brophy,Richard G

Report Date : 30 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : It is an object of this invention to provide a chemiluminescent formulation which has controllable spreading characteristics and, to provide a chemiluminescent material which has use as a weapons sight marker. Yet another object is to provide a chemiluminescent material which can be successfully used as a search and rescue aid. Still another object is to produce a chemiluminescent formulation which can be spread on water and can give continued emission of light both above and below the surface of the water. The formulation comprises a homogeneous mixture of alkylsiloxanes, and chemiluminescent compounds such as peraminoethylenes. Dyes may or may not be added. Changes in the relative proportions of siloxanes as well as the variety of viscosities permit control of surface spreading, especially on the surface of water. The chemiluminescent compounds used were the peraminoethylenes.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemiluminescence, *Siloxanes, Amines, Sea rescue equipment, Ocean surface

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE