On-column polymer-imbedded graphite inlet electrode for capillary electrophoresis coupled on-line with flow injection analysis in a poly(dimethylsiloxane) interface
2003 (English)In: Electrophoresis, ISSN 0173-0835, E-ISSN 1522-2683, Vol. 24, no 11, 1723-1729 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A method for coupling an electrophoretic driven separation to a liquid flow, using conventional fused-silica capillaries and a soft polymeric interface is presented. A novel design of the electrode providing high voltage to the electrophoretic separation was also developed. The electrode consisted of a conductive polyimide/graphite imbedded coating immobilized onto the capillary electrophoresis (CE) column inlet. This integrated electrode gave the same separation performance as a commonly used platinum electrode. The on-column electrode also showed good electrochemical stability in chronoamperometric experiments. In addition, with this electrode design, the electrode position relative to the inlet end of the CE column will always be constant and well defined. The on-line flow injection analysis (FIA)-CE system was used with electrospray ionization (ESI)-time of flight (TOF)-mass spectrometry detection. The preparation of the PDMS (poly(dimethylsiloxane)) interface for FIA-CE is described in detail and used for initial tests of the on-column polymer-imbedded graphite inlet electrode. In this interface, a pressure-driven liquid flow, a make up CE electrolyte and a CE column inlet meet in a two-level cross (95 μm ID) in the PDMS structure, enabling independent flow characterization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 24, no 11, 1723-1729 p.
Capillary electrophoresis, Flow injection, Hyphenation, On-column electrode, Poly(dimethylsiloxane)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-94267DOI: 10.1002/elps.200305362OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-94267DiVA: diva2:168058