The author of this website takes no responsibility for any accidents happening in the context of the presented experiments. The potential dangers annotated in the procedures are by no means complete. Additional information on toxicity, harmfulness, et cetera have to be looked up elsewhere. Only adult and chemically educated people are suggested to conduct these experiments. 
                                                                                                       René M Oetterli
Fluorescence Experiments

     FL1 : Fluorescence of custard powder / Riboflavin

     FL2 : Extraction and fluorescence of Chlorophyll

     FL3 : Fluorescence from a chestnut twig / Aesculin
               Fluorescence from an ash tree twig / Fraxin

     FL4 : Fluorescence on eggshells / Protoporphyrin IX

     FL5 : Fluorescence of Cinchona aka Jesuit's aka Peruvian Bark /
               Chinin aka the fluorescent stuff in tonic water

     FL6 : Fluorescent, phosphorescent, and tenebrescent minerals

     FL7 : Fluorescent Fruits

Phosphorescence Experiments

     PH1 : Phosphorescence of fluorescein in tartaric acid

Triboluminescence Experiments

     TL1 : Triboluminescence of sugar
     TL2 : Triboluminescence of a copper complex

     TL3 : Triboluminescence of a europium complex

Chemoluminescence Experiments

     CL1 : Chemoluminescence of Luminol

     CL2 : Chemoluminescence Different Colours

Kristalloluminescence Experiments

     KL1 : Kristalloluminescence of sodium chloride (table salt)
     KL2 : Kristalloluminescence of the sulfates of sodium and potassium

     KL3 : Kristalloluminescence of barium sulfate

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Miscellaneous Experiments

     ME1 : pH-Indicators from fruits, vegetables, flowers, ...

     ME2 : The dying gummy bear

     ME3 : Pharaoh's Snake (the original)

     ME4 : Pharaoh's Snake (Sugar + Sulfuric acid)

     ME5 : Pharaoh's Snake (Sugar + Baking soda)

     ME6 : Blue / green bottle (Redox colour changes)

     ME7 : Trafic signal bottle (Redox colour changes)

Oscillating reactions

     OSC1 : Briggs-Rauscher

     OSC2 : Briggs-Rauscher with fluorescent dye

     OSC3 : Belousov-Zhabotinsky


     MgCl2 and a tiny bit of ZnCl
2 are mortared together.
     Neither of the materials are fluorescent by themselves, after mortaring they are.


     Luminol (x ml) and ...
     A bright chemoluminescent reaction takes place. The intensity of emitted light can be drastically increased by adding some aqueous NaOH, but the luminescence ends very quickly after the addition.