Integrated FIA for the determination of ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid in a microafabricated glass-channel by thermal-lens microscopy

Hussein M. Sorouraddin, Akihide Hibara, Mikhail A. Proskurnin, Takehiko Kitamori

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Abstract

An on-chip chemical micro-determination device, integrating the FIA system, was applied to L-ascorbic acid (AA) and dehydroascorbic acid (DHAA) determination. Microchannels having a 250x100 μm cross-section were fabricated in a quarts glass chip as a component in an integrated FIA system. They were put to use for flow, mixing, reaction, and detection. The reaction system was a coupled redox-complexation reaction between AA and a 1,10-phenantroline-Fe(III) mixture. Sample solutions were introduced into micro-channels by micro-syringes, the flow rate was controlled by a micro-syringe pump, and the reagents, were mixed by molecular diffusion. A photothermal microscope was used for the ultra-sensitive detection of the non-fluorescent reaction product (ferroin). For DHAA determination, dithiothreithol was used as a reducing agent and the total AA was determined. The DHAA quantity was calculated by subtraction. This method allows for the determination of AA with a linear range of up to 40 μM. The RSD for 25 μM AA (n=5) is 1%, and the limit of detection (LOD) is 0.1 μM. The procedure was successfully applied to determining the AA and DHAA content of urine and AA in vitamin C tablets. The results agree well with those obtained by reference methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1037
Number of pages5
Journalanalytical sciences
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry

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