By Professor Dr. Karl-Dietrich Gundermann, Professor Frank McCapra (auth.)
The visual appeal of the 1st overview in 1965  and the 1st monograph in 1968  on chemiluminescence confirmed the level of the phenomenon of sunshine emission from the response of natural compounds in answer. considering that then the num ber of chemiluminescent compounds has enormously elevated, even if the advan ces in thought and, extra lately, functions are most likely extra major. the current paintings is written through authors who, including E. H. White, helped to convey the learn of chemiluminescence into the trendy period. notwithstanding many investigators are making contributions to the topic, whether the variety of lovers nonetheless is still small. it's not our purpose to put in writing an exhaustive account of chemiluminescence, nonetheless much less of bioluminescence, and we've got focused on making the landmarks within the sector known to a readership outdoors the circle of experts. The emphasis is at the variety of natural compounds exhibiting mild emission with little or no description of the particularly few inorganic or the extra quite a few organic examples which were chanced on. we are hoping that the various pleasure of the amazing demonstrations of chemiluminescence which are made looks within the textual content, albeit within the kind of highbrow delight and curiosity. We thank Prof. Dr. J. Stauff, Frankfurt for his beneficiant recommendation and his serious reviews. The bankruptcy facing Peroxy-oxalate chemiluminescence has been commented up on significantly through Dr. M. M. Rauhut, Stamford, Connecticut which we gratefully acknowledge.