Accession Number : ADD002144

Title :   Air Activated Hydrogen Peroxide Oxalate Ester-Fluorescer Chemiluminescent System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Richter,Herbert P ; Heller,Carl A ; Norris,William P ; McEwan,William S

Report Date : 26 Nov 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A method is given for providing a hydrogen peroxide reactive chemiluminescent system which operates efficiently as one unit. The method avoids the necessity for separately storing two reactive components. It comprises adding under oxygen free conditions an organic compound selected from the group consisting of anthrahydroquinone, 2-ethylanthrahydroquinone, 2-tertiarybutylanthrahydroquinone, and benzoin to a solution of an oxalate ester, a fluorescer, and a catalyst, if one is required. Upon exposure of this solution to oxygen, light is emitted by a chemiluminescent reaction.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemiluminescence, Light transmission, Storage, Luminescence, Intensity, Anthraquinones, Oxalates

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE