CHEMICAL AND ENZYMATIC STUDIES ON THE CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY TO LIGHT.
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GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS
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The work covered involved chemical and enzymatic studies on the conversion of chemical energy to light. The initial studies were devoted to studying the methods for the preparation and purification of luminol and its analogs. The second category of work involved the discovery of the chemiluminescence of indole and certain of its derivatives. Extensive studies were made of the relationship between the conditions of the reactions and the intensity of the light emission and to a study of the chemical nature of the chemiluminescent reaction. The third group of studies was devoted to the attempted preparation of cinnolines with the object of determining whether or not these compounds were chemiluminescent. The fourth category involved studies of the action of chlorine dioxide as an oxidizing agent. The fifth category involved the study of the chemiluminescence of lophine and its derivatives.