E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

Chemiluminescence of Luminol: A Review

Author(s): Mohammed Alaa Abdulzahra, Noor JT AL-Musawi, Rajaa Dhunoon Marsoul


A chemiluminescent substance called luminol has attracted a lot of interest from scientists across a variety of disciplines because of its exceptional qualities and many uses. This review provides a comprehensive overview of luminol, covering its chemical structure, synthesis methods, and fundamental properties. The topic of discussion includes the chemical processes that go on during luminol chemiluminescence as well as the variables that affect the light emission. The paper also looks at luminol's uses in forensic science, where it has developed into a crucial tool for crime scene examinations. Exploration of luminol's use in latent fingerprint analysis, bloodstain detection, and arson investigations is done while stressing its sensitivity, selectivity, and potential drawbacks. The paper also discusses recent developments in luminol-based technology, including the creation of fresh luminol compounds and the incorporation of luminol with cutting-edge imaging methods. Finally, future perspectives and new study areas are highlighted, highlighting the necessity for ongoing investigation and optimization of luminol's properties to improve its efficiency in forensic analysis and broaden its utility in other scientific fields.

Keywords: Luminol, Chemiluminescence, Forensic Science

Pages: 897-900

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