(5-Amino-2,3-dihydro-1,4-phthalazinedione) is a chemical that exhibits
chemiluminescence - it produces light as a result of a chemical reaction.
Luminol glows a blue when mixed with an oxidizer (usually Hydrogen
Peroxide) and a catalyst. It is
used by forensic investigators to detect scant amounts of blood left at
crime scenes. Absolutely great for science fair experiments. Please note
that although Luminol is an expensive chemical, only very tiny amounts are
needed for experiments. A one gram container is sufficient for 10-12
experiments. We will shortly have the formula & step-by-step procedure
for making Luminol glow
on our Chemistry Experiments page.
( Material Safety Data Sheet )