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Dr. Luís Pinto da Silva and Prof. Dr. Joaquim C. G. Esteves da Silva Interstate Crossing-Induced Chemiexcitation as the Reason for the Chemiluminescence of Dioxetanones ChemPhysChem 14

Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201200872

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Glowing debate: The thermal decomposition of dimethyl-1,2-dioxetanone is computationally studied and a mechanism for its chemiluminescence is proposed. The interstate crossing-induced chemiexcitation mechanism is also proposed to rationalize a number of experimental results regarding dioxetanones (see picture).

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