Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Indirect UV detection of fourteen short-chain organic acids (e.g., oxalic acid, citric acid, malonic acid, tartaric acid, methylmalonic acid, α-ketoglutaric acid, succinic acid, ethylmalonic acid, methylsuccinic acid, glutaric acid, apidic acid, methylglutaric acid, lactic acid and pyruvic acid) by capillary electrophoresis is described. The method used phthalate as the UV-absorbing additive in carbonate buffer and the non-absorbing analytes were detected indirectly at 230 nm. The influences of buffer pH, ionic strenght, concentration of phthalate and organic modifier on indirect signal response and migration behavior of the organic acids were investigated. Comparisons of reproducibility on migration time, limit of detection and separation efficiency among three types of capillary (e.g., polyacrylamide-coated, myristyltrimethylammonium bromide-coated and uncoated capillaries) were conducted. The method developed was applied to detect succinic acid, methylmalonic acid, citric acid, glutaric acid and lactic acid in human body fluids, and preliminary results were provided.
Chen, Hong; Xu, Yan; Lente, Frederick Van; and Ip, Michael P.C., "Indirect Ultraviolet Detection of Biologically Relevant Organic Acids by Capillary Electrophoresis" (1996). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 197.
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications, [679, 1-2, April 26, 1996 DOI#10.1016/0378-4347(96)00002-3