The production of light by a chemical reaction.
luminescence produced by the direct transformation of chemical energy into light energy.
A chemical reaction that gives off energy in the form of light instead of heat.
luminescence resulting from a chemical reaction as the oxidation of luciferin in fireflies
Emitted light, generated by a certain chemical, also in vitro as a detection system in sensitive chemical analyses.
an exoergic chemical reaction that produces a product molecule in an electronically excited state that relaxes via fluorescence or phosphorescence. The intensity of light produced is proportional to the rate of production of the excited state molecule. Chemiluminescent reactions are relatively rare but often involve strong oxidizers (e.g. O3 or H2O2).
Forensics]. The emission of light as a result of a chemical reaction.
Light produced by a chemical reaction and not by heat.
The light that is produced as a reaction takes place.
a nonisotopic hybridization detection technique. Chemiluminescence is the production of visible light by chemical reaction.
The process by which an enzyme is able to catalyze a chemical reaction that results in the production of light. This is commonly used by attaching an enzyme to an antibody. This conjugate is then allowed to bind to a blotted protein mixture on a membrane that has been blocked. If it remains after the wash, it can be used to detect the specific protein to which the antibody has affinity. A subsequent step is needed to add chemicals that react with the conjugated enzyme to produce light that can be detected on X-ray film. It is also used to detect DNA hybridization by adding an antibody step to the detection process, while this works well in most cases; researchers prefer a direct label if possible.