Title

Enhancing Chemiluminescence from Luminol Using Gold Nanoparticles

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Pete Poston

Session Title

Chemistry Posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Pete Poston

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Luminol is a common chemical used in forensics for the detection of latent blood stains. The blood stains become visible because of the strong chemiluminescence that is emitted as the luminol reacts with the hemoglobin in the blood. Gold nanoparticles have been shown to enhance this chemiluminescence, allowing the detection of even smaller amounts of blood.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Enhancing Chemiluminescence from Luminol Using Gold Nanoparticles

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Luminol is a common chemical used in forensics for the detection of latent blood stains. The blood stains become visible because of the strong chemiluminescence that is emitted as the luminol reacts with the hemoglobin in the blood. Gold nanoparticles have been shown to enhance this chemiluminescence, allowing the detection of even smaller amounts of blood.