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Recent significant developments in detection and method development for the determination of inorganic ions by CE


Johns, CA and Breadmore, MC and Macka, M and Ryvolova, M and Haddad, PR, Recent significant developments in detection and method development for the determination of inorganic ions by CE, Electrophoresis, 30, (Supplement 1) pp. S53-S67. ISSN 0173-0835 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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CE has been available as a tool for almost 20 years, but it is only in the past several years that it has been implemented widely. This has been the result of some significant advances in the technique. These fall in the areas of indirect photometric detection (through the use of dyes as probes and LEDs as light sources), the introduction and establishment of capacitively-coupled contactless conductivity detection (C4D) as a routine, sensitive and commercially available detection method, and in software capable of simulation of separations and the selection of optimal composition of the BGE. These developments are reviewed and their impact illustrated by reference to a case study involving the rapid separation and sensitive detection of 15 anions and 12 cations on a portable CE instrument. It is shown that C4D provides considerably superior detection sensitivity (by a factor of about 8 in comparison with optimised indirect photometry).

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Capacitively-coupled contactless conductivity detection • CE • Indirect photometric detection • Inorganic ions • Simulation and optimisation of separations
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Johns, CA (Dr Cameron Johns)
UTAS Author:Breadmore, MC (Professor Michael Breadmore)
UTAS Author:Macka, M (Professor Mirek Macka)
UTAS Author:Haddad, PR (Professor Paul Haddad)
ID Code:58453
Year Published:2009
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP0984745)
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2009-10-07
Last Modified:2014-10-17
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