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How to make TCPO (for making glow sticks)

How to make TCPO (for making glow sticks)

How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions.

WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their hazards. Synthesis must be performed in a fumehood.

Full written procedure can be found at our website: http://sites.google.com/site/nurdrage/chemistry-experiments/how-to-make--tcpo--bis-2-4-6-trichlorophenyl--oxalate

The exact same process is used in glow sticks. This is NOT mountain dew. Mountain dew cannot glow like this, it does not have the crucial TCPO chemical or any chemical like that.

The reaction will glow in the dark for several minutes if you use ethyl acetate as the solvent. It will glow for several hours if you use diethyl phthalate as the solvent.

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Indexed: 11/05/2009 07:41
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Source: NurdRage

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