Title

Chemiluminescence of Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II): A Glowing Experience

Abstract

Chemiluminescence involves the production of light by species that can undergo highly energetic electron transfer reactions. When Mg powder or turnings are added to a CH3CN-H2O (50:50 v/v) solution mixture containing 1 mM Ru(bpy)32+ and 40 mM S2O82- (CH3CN = acetonitrile, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, S2O82- = peroxydisulfate) at pH 1.2, a bright orange emission results that is easily visible in a darkened room.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1021/ed078p47

Keywords

transfer reactions, granular materials, solutions, mixtures, chemiluminescence

Publication Date

2001

Journal Title

Journal of Chemical Education

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