Accession Number:

AD0749792

Title:

The Chemiluminescent Autoxidation of Reduced Biisoquinolinium Dications.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Biisoquinolinium dication I produces a bright flash of light when made basic. This could have uses as an emergency escape light. The chemistry involves reduction of I to I, an olefin, by base. The I reacts with O2 to form HOOH and to reform I. Finally I reacts with HOO- to give biisoquinolones in an excited state and this emits a violet light. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE