Chemiluminescence of Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II): A Glowing Experience
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.
transfer reactions, granular materials, solutions, mixtures, chemiluminescence
Bolton, Ed, and Mark M. Richter. "Chemiluminescence of Tris (2, 2'-bipyridyl) ruthenium (II): a glowing experience." Journal of Chemical Education 78, no. 1 (2001): 47.
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