Who created glow sticks?

Answer Edwin A. Chandross invented glow sticks, also known as chemlights, in the early 1960s. Chandross worked at Bell Labs as a chemist in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He found that oxalyl chloride produced ... Read More »

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How to Make Glow Sticks Glow Again?

Do you have a glow stick that does not glow any more? Check out this article!

What makes glow sticks glow ?

Glow sticks glow when a chemical reaction occurs between the solutions oxalate and anthracene. When the liquids are combined, shaking the glow stick will produce a chemical reaction and a glow thro... Read More »

How do glow sticks glow?

Glow sticks are a popular type of Halloween and party toy that emit a faint glowing light for several hours when cracked. Glow sticks emit light through a chemical reaction that produces chemical l... Read More »

Are Glow Sticks Poisonous?

Glow sticks are not poisonous. However, the active ingredients---hydrogen peroxide and phenyl oxalate ester, or dibutyl phthalate---can cause irritation if they contact your skin, or burning and na... Read More »