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Luminol for Forensics, Bioluminescence Experiments and Laboratory Work. Available at DutchChems


What is Luminol?

Luminol, with the chemical formula C8H7N3O2, is a chemical compound that produces luminescence in response to various oxidants. This characteristic bluish glow is often used in forensics and scientific experiments. DutchChems offers high quality Luminol, perfect for various laboratory applications.

What do you use Luminol for?

Luminol has various applications, including:

  • Forensics: For detecting traces of blood at a crime scene, even if the blood has been cleaned.
  • Bioluminescence research: In scientific experiments investigating light production.
  • Chemical laboratories: As a reagent in various experiments to detect the presence of certain metals.

Properties of Luminol

Luminol is a fine white to yellow powder known for its unique chemiluminescent properties. When exposed to an oxidizing agent in the presence of a catalyst such as iron, it emits a bluish light.

Other common areas of application:

  • In educational institutions for demonstration experiments on chemiluminescence.
  • For the production of light sticks.


  • Is Luminol toxic? Although Luminol is generally considered safe, at high concentrations or prolonged exposure, it can be harmful. It is recommended to keep Luminol out of the reach of children and use it in a well-ventilated area.
  • What is the chemical formula of Luminol? Its chemical formula is C8H7N3O2.
  • Where can I find more information about Luminol? More information can be found in the safety data sheets offered, or at: Pubchem.

Where can I buy Luminol?

Looking for Luminol for forensics, bioluminescence experiments or laboratory work? DutchChems offers high-quality Luminol for these and other applications. Order now for fast delivery!


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