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Sigma-Aldrich

Luminol

97%

Synonym(s):
3-Aminophthalhydrazide, 5-Amino-2,3-dihydro-1,4-phthalazinedione
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C8H7N3O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
177.16
Beilstein:
383929
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

97%

mp

>300 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

Nc1cccc2C(=O)NNC(=O)c12

InChI

1S/C8H7N3O2/c9-5-3-1-2-4-6(5)8(13)11-10-7(4)12/h1-3H,9H2,(H,10,12)(H,11,13)

InChI key

HWYHZTIRURJOHG-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Luminol is a very efficient and commonly used chemiluminiscent compound in condensed phase. When basic solutions of luminol containing oxygen are treated with an oxidizing agent, light is produced. Oxidising agents capable of initiating this particular reaction are Nitrogen dioxide, PAN, hydrogen peroxide, ozone and other atmospheric oxidants.

Application

  • As a chemiluminiscent substance. Used to measure opsonic and phagocytic function.
  • As a biological sensor. Used to detect the polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) response in a patient with a myeloperoxidase (MPO) deficiency.
  • Used as a forensic test for blood.
Luminol has been used in a protocol to study the immune-related responses in Arabidopsis thaliana via luminol/peroxidase-based assay.

Packaging

2.5, 5 g in glass bottle
25 g in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • Very effective chemiluminiscent compound.
  • Can detect sub-part per billion levels of metal ions with simple and inexpensive instrumentation.
Used for chemiluminescence analysis of, for example, metal cations, blood, and glucococorticoids.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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