Microchimica Acta

, Volume 169, Issue 1–2, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Chemiluminescence reactions of luminol system catalyzed by nanoparticles of a gold/silver alloy

  • Shifeng Li
  • Shanjun Tao
  • Fenfen Wang
  • Jianguo Hong
  • Xianwen Wei*
Original Paper


The chemiluminescence (CL) of luminol–H2O2 system is strongly enhanced on addition of nanoparticles composed of a gold/silver alloy (ratio 5:4). The effect is attributed to a catalytically enhanced decomposition of H2O2 to produce reactive oxygen species. A reaction mechanism is proposed. Organic compounds containing hydroxy, amino, or thiol groups (such as amino acids, dopamine, pyrocatechol) can inhibit the CL signal of the system. It is concluded that the system has a large potential in terms of the determination of such compounds.


Flow injection Chemiluminescence Luminol Au–Ag alloy nanoparticles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shifeng Li
    • 1
  • Shanjun Tao
    • 1
  • Fenfen Wang
    • 1
  • Jianguo Hong
    • 1
  • Xianwen Wei*
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, Anhui Key Laboratory of Molecule-based MaterialsAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuPeople’s Republic of China

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