Accession Number : ADD016022

Title :   Method of Detecting Oxidizing Agents in Aqueous Media Through the Use of Chemiluminescent Microemulsions.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Mar 92, patented 24 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Richard

Report Date : 24 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention is directed to a light producing micro- emulsion formed in the presence of a surfactant/cosur- factant pair from an oil phase medium having at least an oxalate derivative and a fluorescer compound dissolved in it and an aqueous phase medium containing at least an oxidant dissolved in it. The light produced in such a microemulsion can be used to analyze aqueous oxidant- containing samples by comparing the amount of light produced by a microemulsion formed from a known quantity of an oxidant to a similar sample containing an unknown quantity of an oxidant. The comparison can be made by any well known photosensitive means and cart, be computerized.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OXIDIZERS, *DETECTION, *CHEMILUMINESCENCE, *OXALATES, EMULSIONS, LIGHT, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, OILS, PHASE, COMPARISON, PHOTOSENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
      Optics
      Physical Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE