Technical rept. no. 1, 1 June-31 Aug 1963
AMERICAN CYANAMID CO STAMFORD CT
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Work during this period has been divided between 1 assembly and calibration of radiometric apparatus, 2 synthesis designed to test the validity of several hypotheses, and 3 exploration of the behavior of a recently reported new chemiluminescent system. Apparatus intended for quantiative measurement of chemiluminescence as a function of time, temperature and wavelength has been assembled and calibration is virtually complete. Optional front side illumination has been included in the design to enable investigation of fluorescence and energy transfer phenomena at high concentrations. Three syntheses are under investigation involving preparation of energy rich precursors which should collapse on heating or reaction to give the known fluorescing agent N-methylacridone, or a derivative. Routes to a cyclic diacyl peroxide which can collapse to a fluorescent cyclic anhydride on reaction with a phosphine are described.