Can I mix a Luminol solution for detection of biological materials with a dilution of drug store hydrogen peroxide?
Here's my situation:
I've obtained some powdered Luminol, and would like to experiment with it a-la-CSI.
I know Potassium Ferricyanide is the suspension of choice, but I've also read that 4% Hydrogen Peroxide works.
If I were to achieve the 4% with First-Aid grade peroxide and distilled water, would that work? And is a Hydroxide Salt necessary to the chemiluminescent effect of the detection of biological materials?
Is it just a simple "add powder to liquid" mix, or are there more steps?
Also, would anybody know where to get - or how to make - Potassium Ferricyanide safely and inexpensively?