Determination of amino derivatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons using capillary electrophoresis

Martin Pumera, Jan Muzikář, Jiří Barek, Ivan Jelínek

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A simple and sensitive capillary electrophoretic method was developed for the separation and determination of selected carcinogenic amino derivatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The influence of pH and content of methanol in the background electrolyte on electrophoretic mobilities of 2-aminofluorene, 2,7-diaminofluorene, 1-aminonaphthalene, 1-aminopyrene and 6-aminochrysene was studied. The detection limits were estimated to be 2.5 × 10-5 mol.1-1 for 2-aminofluorene, 2.2 × 10-5 mol.1-1 for 2,7-diaminofluorene, 6.5 × 10-6 mol.1-1 for 1-aminonaphthalene, 3.4 × 10-5 mol.1-1 for 1-aminopyrene and 2.6 × 10-5 mol.1-1 for 6-aminochrysene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1375
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Amino derivatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • APAH
  • Carcinogens
  • Non-aqueous capillary electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Electrochemistry

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