Ming-Mu Hsieh

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This paper describes the synthesis of core-shell CdSe/CdS quantum dots (QDs) in aqueous solution by a simple photoassisted method. CdSe was prepared from cadmium nitrate and 1,1-dimethylselenourea precursors under illumination for up to 3 h using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 532 nm. The effects that the temperature and the laser irradiation process have on the(More)
We report a novel means for chiral separation and stacking of amino acids by MEKC with LED-induced fluorescence detection. Naphthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde, hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (Hp-beta-CD), SDS, and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) serve as a derivatized agent, chiral selector, pseudostationary phase, and concentrated medium, in sequence. To improve(More)
A novel method for the determination of sertraline using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) coupled with capillary electrophoresis (CE) was developed. Acetone and dichloromethane were used as the disperser solvent and extraction solvent, respectively. A mixture of the extraction and disperser solvents was rapidly injected into a 1.0 mL aqueous(More)
We describe the stacking and separation of d- and l-aspartic acid (Asp) by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with light-emitting diode-induced fluorescence detection (LEDIF). In the presence of cyanide, d- and l-Asp were derivatized with naphthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde (NDA) to form fluorescent derivatives prior to CE-LEDIF. The separation of NDA-derivatized(More)
Nowadays, owing to the increasing population and the attempts to satisfy its needs, pesticides are widely applied to control the quantity and quality of agricultural products. However, the presence of pesticide residues and their metabolites in environmental samples is hazardous to the health of humans and all other living organisms. Thus, monitoring these(More)
This study combines Tween 20-capped gold nanoparticles (Tween 20-AuNPs) with capillary electrophoresis (CE) for ultrasensitive detection of thiol-containing peptides, including glutathione (GSH), γ-glutamylcysteine (γ-GCS), and phytochelatin analogs. By forming AuS bonds, Tween 20-AuNPs can selectively extract and enrich these thiols from a complicated(More)
In this article, we report a simple method for selective enrichment of aminothiols using Tween 20-capped gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) prior to capillary electrophoresis coupled with laser-induced fluorescence (CE-LIF). Compared to citrate-capped AuNPs, Tween 20-capped AuNPs exhibit the ability to disperse in a highly saline solution and selectively extract(More)
The combination of capillary electrophoresis (CE) and light-emitting diode-induced fluorescence (LED-IF) detection has been demonstrated in the analysis of major amino acids in tea leaves and beverages. The separation efficiency of amino acids, which were derivatized with naphthalene-2,3-dicarboxaldehyde (NDA), depended on the capillary length and PEO(More)
In this paper, we describe a method for analyzing large-volume protein samples using capillary electrophoresis in conjunction with laser-induced fluorescence detection (CE-LIF). To improve the stacking and separation efficiencies of proteins, we added either 0.01% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) or 0.01% poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) to the Tris-borate solutions(More)
A rapid, simple and sensitive method for the detection of piperazinyl phenothiazine drugs using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) combined with field-amplified sample stacking (FASS) in CE was developed. Sensitivity parameters that affect the extraction and FASS efficiency, such as the type and volume of disperser solvent, extraction time,(More)