Determination of urine catecholamines by capillary electrophoresis with dual-electrode amperometric detection

Citation
D. Chen et al., Determination of urine catecholamines by capillary electrophoresis with dual-electrode amperometric detection, J CHROMAT B, 750(1), 2001, pp. 33-39
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Chemistry & Analysis
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY B
ISSN journal
1387-2273 → ACNP
Volume
750
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
33 - 39
Database
ISI
SICI code
1387-2273(20010105)750:1<33:DOUCBC>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
Demonstrated in this study is that without pretreatment and preconcentratio n nanomolar-level catecholamines in human urine samples can be quantitative ly determined with ease by utilizing capillary electrophoresis coupled with amperometric detection. The detector employs a parallel-opposed dual-elect rode scheme assembled with an on-capillary electrode and a disk electrode a nd takes advantage of the redox cycling of analytes between the two working electrodes to improve the limit of detection. The matrix effect of urine s amples significantly decreases the detection sensitivity from that obtained in standard solutions. Therefore, calibration curves derived from standard solutions cannot be used in quantitative determination of catecholamines. Methods of standard addition and internal standard have been studied. The r esults suggest that isoproterenol is a good internal standard to facilitate the measurements of dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in human uri ne samples. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.