Ming-Mu Hsieh

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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)
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)
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)
This paper describes the photosynthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA). The concentration of NaAuCl4 and the relative ratio of NaAuCl4 to BSA are important parameters for controlling the size of the GNPs. We prepared GNPs having average diameters ranging from 7 to 50 nm by illumination (Hg-Xe lamp) of(More)
This paper tackles a simple and efficient method for the simultaneous separation and stacking of neurotransmitters in capillary electrophoresis with UV detection. By using poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDAC) as a buffer additive, the high and reversed EOF are observed. Moreover, the mobility of indolamines and catecholamines decreases as the(More)
This paper presents on-line simultaneous concentration and separation of cationic and anionic neurochemicals by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with UV absorbance spectroscopy. Neurochemical stacking exploits differences in local electric field and viscosity between the sample zone and the background electrolyte (BGE). To achieve these discontinuous(More)
On-line concentration and separation of biologically active amines and acids by capillary electrophoresis (CE) in conjunction with laser-induced fluorescence using an Nd:YAG laser at 266 nm under discontinuous conditions is presented. The suitable conditions for simultaneous analysis of amines and acids were: samples were prepared in a solution (pH* 3.1)(More)
This paper describes a simple, sensitive, efficient, and rapid method for simultaneous analysis of biologically active amines and acids by capillary electrophoresis in conjunction with laser-induced native fluorescence detection (CE-LINF) using a diode pumped solid state nanolaser at 266 nm. In order to optimize resolution of the amines that were prepared(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)