Painfully beautiful examples of glowing chemistry experiments.
Luminol was used in three experiments with increasing amount of peroxide. At the end, the reaction mixture was blown out of the bulb.
Cyalume light sticks were opened and used in a variety of experiments. The sticks include hydrogen peroxide, diphenyl oxalate, and a dye.
Yellow-green color light was obtained with a
1-chloro-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene as a dye.
Red color was obtained by Rhodamine B.
Blue color was obtained by 9,10-diphenylanthracene.
Orange color was obtained by 5,12-bis(phenylethynyl) naphthacene.
Finally, a common glow-worm was filmed in nature. The yellow-green color of the glow-worm was caused by the oxidation of luciferin.
This is one experiment from a larger video collection available at:
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