Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 375–377 | Cite as

Luminescence of Leuco-Thiazine Dyes

  • Soo-Keun Lee
  • Andrew MillsEmail author


Details of the novel luminescence of the leuco forms of the thiazine dyes, methylene blue and thionine, are reported, including their emission maxima, quantum yields and lifetimes of the luminescence. Other work shows that this luminescence is independent of reducing agent type and solution pH and is a common feature of most thiazine dyes.

Thiazine dyes methylene blue Leuco-Methyle blue fluorescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pure & Applied ChemistryUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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