Chemiluminescence from the reaction of tin(ii) with tris(2,2′-bipyridyl)ruthenium(iii) Academic Article uri icon


  • Unlike many other metal and metalloid ions, tin(II) elicits intense, analytically useful chemiluminescence upon reaction with tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(III) in acidic aqueous solution. This finding provides new insight into the nature of this widely used reagent and has enabled the first direct, selective determination of a metal ion with tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(III).


  • Gange, Michelle E
  • Parratt, Simon C
  • Jones, Philip
  • Francis, Paul S
  • Barnett, Neil W

publication date

  • 2009