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Microchip Electrophoresis Tools for the Analysis of Small Molecules

  • Federico J. V. Gomez
  • María Fernanda Silva
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1906)

Abstract

Microchip electrophoresis (ME) results from miniaturization of capillary electrophoresis (CE) to a microfabricated separation device. Both techniques have common characteristics, but in some aspects, the microfluidic separation device has unique features resulting from its planar miniaturized format. Here we describe the process to transfer of CE to ME and the benefits and drawbacks of the chip with respect to the capillary. A practical guide for method development on the microchip for small ionizable molecules such as phenolic compounds, amino acids, or alkaloids is also presented.

Key words

Lab-on-a-chip separations Capillary zone electrophoresis Phenolic compounds Indolamines 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by funding from the Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, University of Cuyo, and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICET).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico J. V. Gomez
    • 1
  • María Fernanda Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza (IBAM-CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias AgrariasUniversidad Nacional de CuyoMendozaArgentina

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