A highly sensitive HPLC method for the detection of amino acids and oligopeptides with 9-acridine formyl chloride by pre-column fluorescence derivatization has been developed. Glycine, glycylglycine, histidine, triglycine and glutathione were separated on a reversed-phase C 18 column with methanol-water-triethylamine eluent, derivatization and chromatographic conditions were optimized. The five derivatives were eluted in 28 min with a good reproducibility. Linear range of the calibration graph was 0.08-260 nmol/ml -1. The relative standard deviations(n=6) are < 5%. Detection limits (signal-to-noise ratio=3) for the five derivatives are 20-40 fmol.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Chinese Chemical Letters|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
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