Chemiluminescence in microemulsions: Effect of phase composition

Shlomo Cohen, Shlomo Magdassi*

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Chemiluminescence (CL) reactions were studied in a model system based on a phase diagram which was composed of Triton X-100, 2-butanol, toluene, and water. The CL reaction was achieved by using trichlorophenyl oxalate, H2O2, and perylene as the fluorophore. The intensity of light (I0) and t1/2 were found to depend on both reactant concentrations and phase composition. The CL reaction was conducted in W/O microemulsions, and an inverse relation between I0 and t1/2 was found. These two parameters could also indicate the transition from a W/O emulsion to a W/O microemulsion. The effect of medium polarity was evaluated by fluorescence, absorbance, and chemiluminescence spectra.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3759-3762
Number of pages4
Issue number16
StatePublished - 7 Aug 1996


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