In-column fiber-optic laser-induced flourescene detection for CE

Xiupei Yang, Hongyan Yuan, Chunlin Wang, Shulin Zhao, Dan Xiao*, Martin M F CHOI

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A highly sensitive in-column fiber-optic LIF detector for CE has been constructed and evaluated. In this detection system, a 457-nm diode-pumped solid-state blue laser was used as the excitation light source and an optical fiber (40 μm od) was used to transmit the excitation light. One end of the optical fiber was inserted into the separation capillary and was in situ positioned at the detection window. The other end of the fiber was protruded from the capillary to capture the excitation light beam from the blue laser. Fluorescence emission was collected by a 40 × microscope objective, focused on a spatial filter, and passed through a yellow color filter before reaching the photomultiplier tube. The present CE-fluorescence detection is a simple and compact optical system. It reduces the laser scattering effect from the capillary and fiber as compared to the conventional LIF detection for CE. Its utility was successfully demonstrated by the separation and determination of D-penicillamine labeled with naphthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde. The detection limit was 0.8 nM (S/N = 3). The present detection scheme has been proven to be attractive for sensitive fluorescence detection for CE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3105-3114
Number of pages10
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • CE
  • D-Penicillamine
  • LIF
  • Optical fiber


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