Shinya Kitagawa

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Mosquito bites should be avoided because of the risk of contracting parasitic and viral diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and several encephalitides. Although humans have been said to suffer more mosquito bites after ingesting liquor, little is known about whether that is true. Thirteen volunteers (12 men from 20 to 58 years old and a 24-year-old(More)
A simultaneous separation of anionic, cationic, and neutral compounds was carried out in capillary LC using a mixed-bed column of zwitterionic hydrophilic and anion-exchange stationary phases. The combination in stationary phases was suitable to retain anionic, cationic, and neutral analytes. The retentions of anionic compounds were suppressed with the(More)
A single step on-line concentration and separation method for peptides in non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis was developed. ACN containing 50 mM tetraethylammonium perchlorate was used as the electrophoretic medium; angiotensins I-IV were separated as a result of the differences in the magnitudes of their interactions with perchlorate anions. When the(More)
Electrophoretic mobilities of red blood cells (RBCs) were measured in microgravity using a home-made capillary electrophoresis unit, which consisted of two small reservoirs of 0.6 mL and a fused-silica capillary tubing with 2 cm in length and 50 num in inner diameter. Migration of RBCs was observed by a microscope at 1000 times magnification and recorded on(More)
The effect of the surface charge density of heptakis-6-bromo-6-deoxy-beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD-BR) bonded silica gels, which was used as the stationary phase of a packed capillary column for HPLC, was investigated concerning the retention behaviors of neutral cresol isomers. On the whole, the retention factors of the cresol isomers increased with an(More)
A methacrylate-based anion-exchange monolithic column was prepared by a single-step UV photo-copolymerization of [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]-trimethyl ammonium chloride, butylmethacrylate, and ethylene dimethacrylate at a low temperature of -15 °C. The anion-exchange column exhibited good separation efficiency for the small inorganic anions of NO(2)(-),(More)
Rapid and simple capillary electrophoresis (CE) methods were developed for the simultaneous determinations of cinnarizine and domperidone (CN/DOM) and cinnarizine and nicergoline (CN/NIC) in their co-formulated tablets. The optimized CE conditions were as follows: running buffer, methanol-acetate buffer (pH 3.0, 10 mM) (80:20 and 85:15 (v/v) for CN/DOM and(More)
Monomer conversion and the resultant copolymer composition of polymer monolith columns are important factors for controlling column characteristics. We propose a new method to determine monomer conversion to a polymer monolith fixed in a capillary column using pyrolysis-gas chromatography. Small pieces of a poly(butyl methacrylate-co-ethylene(More)
Butyl methacrylate-based reversed phase capillary monolithic columns were prepared using ultraviolet (UV) photo-polymerization. The effects of two photo-polymerization conditions (UV irradiation intensity and polymerization temperature) on the column characteristics were investigated. Both the higher UV irradiation intensity and the lower polymerization(More)
A method for separating water-insoluble and neutral synthetic polymers using non-aqueous capillary zone electrophoresis (NACZE) was developed. The non-aqueous solvent system comprising a mixture of tetrahydrofuran, acetonitrile, and ethanol containing cetyltrimethylammonium chloride was used for solubilizing and conferring positive charges to the polymers.(More)