, Volume 40, Issue 3–4, pp 125–128 | Cite as

Determination of aluminum in serum by capillary zone electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection

  • A. Takatsu
  • S. Eyama
  • A. Uchiumi


A novel method of separating and detecting trace aluminum by capillary zone electrophoresis is described. Aluminum is reacted with lumogallion [4-chloro-3-(2,4-dihydroxyphenylazo)-2-hydroxybenzen-1-sulphonic acid] so that the complex can be selectively and sensitively detected by a laser-induced fluorescence detector after capillary electrophoretic separation. Using the proposed method, limits of detection in the sub parts per billion range are achieved. The technique is applied to the determination of aluminum in human serum.

Key Words

Capillary zone electrophoresis Laser-induced fluorescence detection Serum aluminum 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Takatsu
    • 1
  • S. Eyama
    • 1
  • A. Uchiumi
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Materials and Chemical ResearchTsukuba, IbarakiJapan

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