GLOWING ANALYSES. MEASUREMENT OF ULTRAWEAK CHEMILUMINESCENCE AS AN ANALYTICAL TOOL

This article defines chemiluminescence, describes the instruments used to measure ultraweak chemiluminescence, and discusses its various applications. Chemical reactions which cause light emission are enumerated. Among these are the oxidation of organic and inorganic materials, inorganic acid-base reactions, beoluminescence, and the thermal decomposition of materials. Chemiluminescence measurement is considered a powerful tool in the study and measurement of polymer degradation and the quality control and analysis of fine chemicals. When applying the technique to chemical processes the following can be evaluated: the effect of structural differences on a material's stability; the effect of additives; the effect of processing changes; and the effect of a material's environment (radiation, temperature, atmosphere) or its stability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

    222 South Riverside Plaza
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Nathan, R A
    • Mendenhall, G D
    • Hassell, J A
    • Wallace, J D
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 62-67
  • Serial:
    • Industrial Research
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM