Approaching a million-fold sensitivity increase in capillary electrophoresis with direct ultraviolet detection: cation-selective exhaustive injection and sweeping

@article{Quirino2000ApproachingAM,
  title={Approaching a million-fold sensitivity increase in capillary electrophoresis with direct ultraviolet detection: cation-selective exhaustive injection and sweeping},
  author={Quirino and Terabe},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1023-30}
}
A novel method that combines two on-line concentration techniques in capillary electrophoresis (CE), namely, sample stacking with electrokinetic injection (field-enhanced sample injection, FESI) and sweeping, afforded the detection of positively chargeable analytes in parts per trillion (ppt) levels. The main idea is to selectively introduce by FESI as many molecules of cationic analytes as possible from a very dilute sample solution and focus the resulting zone by sweeping. Limit of detection… CONTINUE READING