Chemiluminescence of indole and its derivatives

  title={Chemiluminescence of indole and its derivatives},
  author={Rostislav F Vasil'ev and Alexey Trofimov and Yuri B. Tsaplev},
The results of studies on chemiluminescence of indole and its derivatives are critically analyzed. It is shown that chemical transformations of indoles lead, depending on the structure and experimental conditions, to various electronically excited products and emission of light. Many reactions considered are used as a basis for highly sensitive methods for detection of indoles in biology, medicine, ecology and forensics.