The emitting species formed by the oxidation of hydrazides with hypohalites or N-halosuccinimides Academic Article uri icon


  • The chemiluminescence accompanying the oxidation of salicylic hydrazide (2-hydroxybenzoic acid hydrazide) with hypochlorite, hypobromite, N-chlorosuccinimide, N-bromosuccinimide or hydrogen peroxide with cobalt(II) matched the photoluminescence emission of salicylic acid. In a related reaction, the oxidation of a mixture of isoniazid and ammonia, a synergistic effect was observed. The chemiluminescence spectrum for this reaction matches that accompanying the oxidation of the hydrazide, rather than the oxidation of ammonia. These results were used to assess mechanisms proposed by previous authors.

publication date

  • July 2004