A STUDY OF PREVENTION OF SPONTANEOUS LUMINESCENCE OF LUMINOL
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Two methods are conceivable in preventing the spontaneous luminescence of a luminol reagent. One is to reduce the alkalinity of sodium carbonate by adding some reagents of weak acidity. The other method is to add reagents that suppress the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. In light of the fact that luminous substances such as bloodstains and similar stains accelerate the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, this method is one of the few that come to mind first. The present report deals with the data obtained from the application of hydroquinone.