How to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. Not a fake like mountain dew. Check our other glow stick videos too: …
How to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. Not a fake like mountain dew.
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Finally, how to make TCPO:
The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as a solvent, sodium acetate as a base, 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene to give it the green color, and hydrogen peroxide to react with the TCPO and create light.
The exact proportions are:
15mL of ethyl acetate
3mg of 9,10-bis(phenyethynyl) anthracene
1g of sodium acetate
800mg of TCPO
3mL of hydrogen peroxide added last to initiate the reaction.
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.
To make it glow different colors, a different fluorescent dye can be used. The dye is a requirement, it will not glow without a dye.
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