pretty bubbles

September 10, 2007 at 4:54 pm | | cool results, everyday science

No, not these.



Another, and the setup:

bubble_bleach1.jpg bubble_bleach_setup1.jpg bubble_bleach_setup2.jpg

It’s a pretty simple experiment: bleaching a vial of dye to determine what the fluorophore photodegrades into. I bubbled some air to make sure I get the reaction with oxygen.


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  1. Cool! Can you tell us what the fluorophore is?

    Comment by psi*psi — September 10, 2007 #

  2. It’s a solution of DCDHF dye. That’s the class of fluorophores I work on developing (with a synthetic lab). Always bright and colorful!

    Comment by sam — September 10, 2007 #

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