A new PMMA-microchip device for isotachophoresis with integrated conductivity detector

Citation
B. Grass et al., A new PMMA-microchip device for isotachophoresis with integrated conductivity detector, SENS ACTU-B, 72(3), 2001, pp. 249-258
Citations number
53
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL
ISSN journal
0925-4005 → ACNP
Volume
72
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
249 - 258
Database
ISI
SICI code
0925-4005(20010210)72:3<249:ANPDFI>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
This report describes the design, fabrication and use of new microanalytica l devices based on polymer substrates for electrophoretic methods, especial ly isotachophoresis. The devices are fabricated by hot embossing and are se aled with a thin plexiglas cover plate which contains platinum electrodes f or contact conductivity detection and power supply. Poly(methylmethacrylat) (PMMA) shows good prospects for the development of low-cost disposable or semi-disposable microanalytical devices. Two different chip-designs are int roduced to demonstrate the advantages of the manufacturing procedure and th e use of poly(methylmethacrylat) as substrate material. The channel system on the chips is equipped with two sample loops with different volumes to ta ke advantage of the high sample loadability and the enrichment qualities of isotachophoresis. In addition, two separation columns allow two-dimensiona l on-column ITP-ITP- and CZE-ITP-coupling. Separations of organic acids are used to demonstrate the principle of the isotachophoresis-chips. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.