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This massive volume provides thorough coverage on the emission of light produced by chemical and electrical action, by physiological processes, or by friction. Chemi- and Bioluminescence combines the skill and expertise of 19 internationally recognized scientists -- discussing important topics such as gas phase reactions ... the solution phase ... "biochemical" phase ... very low-level luminescence ... instrumentation ... analytical uses ... fundamental mechanistic research ... infrared chemical lasers ... luminol and peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence ... firefly and bacterial bioluminescence ... and more. This important reference manual is designed for analytical chemists and biochemists; atmospheric and physical chemists; luminescence research scientists; photobiologists; radiation researchers; organic photochemists; and biophysicists.
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Table of Contents

Preface iii
Contributors v
1 Instrumentation: Seeing the Light and Measuring It 1
2 Chemiluminescence in Gas Phase Reactions 45
3 Infrared Chemical Lasers 187
4 Luminol Chemiluminescence 215
5 Peroxyoxalate Chemiluminescence 245
6 General Organic Chemiluminescence 259
7 General Aspects of Bioluminescence 321
8 Luciferin Bioluminescence 359
9 Firefly Luminescence 387
10 The Mechanism of Bacterial Bioluminescence 401
11 Analytical Applications of Gas Phase Chemiluminescence 439
12 Chemiluminescence Analyses in Solution 469
13 Low-Level Luminescence from Biological Objects 495
14 Applications of Bioluminescence and Low-Level Luminescence from Biological Objects 533
Index 603
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