The feasibility of water-initiated peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence has been established. A mixture of Rhodamine B, a sulfonamido substituted dichlorophenyl oxalate and a solid hydrogen peroxide source, sodium perborate, provides emission for about 15 minutes on contact with water. Structural criteria for optimum water-soluble oxalate esters and fluorescers have been obtained. The feasibility of a rain-activated chemiluminescent highway strip is now established.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Cyanamid Company

    Chemical Research Division
    Bound Brook, NJ  United States  08805

    Goddard Space Flight Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Greenbelt, MD  United States  20770

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mohan, A G
    • Dulina, R G
    • Doering, A A
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 79 Final Rpt., 528-6002-F
  • Contract Numbers: NAS5-22303
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM