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Sample records for luminol chemiluminescence reaction

  1. Determination of the chemiluminescence quantum yield of luminol in rapid chemical reactions

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    Lind, Johan; Merényi, Gábor

    1981-09-01

    By use of the "Hastings standard" the chemiluminescence quantum yield ? cl of aqueous hemin-catalyzed luminol-H 2O 2 solutions at pH= 11.6 was determined to be (1.28 ± 0.15) X 10 -2. The same ? cl (1.23 × 10 -2) was found in the reaction of 5-aminophthalazine-1,4-dione (azaquinons) with HO BM2 when the yield was based on the 3-aminophthalate (or N 2) produced.

  2. Subnanogram determination of aniracetam in pharmaceutical preparations and biofluids by flow injection analysis with chemiluminescence detection based on its enhancement of the myoglobin-luminol reaction.

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    Shao, Xiaodong; Li, Ying; Li, Fagen; Liu, Yangqin; Song, Zhenghua

    2011-01-01

    A novel flow injection chemiluminescence method with a myoglobin-luminol system is described for determining aniracetam. Myoglobin-bound aniracetam produced a complex that catalyzed the chemiluminescence reaction between luminol and myoglobin, leading to fast chemiluminescence. The chemiluminescence intensity in the presence of aniracetam was remarkably enhanced compared with that in the absence of aniracetam. Under the optimum reaction conditions the chemiluminescence increment produced was proportional to the concentration of aniracetam in the range of 0.1-1000.0 ng/mL (R2 = 0.9992), with a detection limit of 0.03 ng/mL (3delta). At a flow rate of 2.0 mL/min, the whole process, including sampling and washing, could be completed in 0.5 min, offering a sampling efficiency of 120/h; the RSD was less than 3.0% (n = 5). The method was satisfactory for determination of aniracetam in pharmaceutical preparations and human urine and serum samples. A possible mechanism of the reaction is also discussed. PMID:22165010

  3. Determination of phenol by flow-injection with chemiluminescence detection based on the hemin-catalysed luminol-hydrogen peroxide reaction

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    Liu, Wenwen; Cao, Wei; Liu, Weihua; Du, Kang; Gong, Pixue

    2012-01-01

    This study established a novel flow injection (FI) methodology for the determination of phenol in aqueous samples based on luminol chemiluminescence (CL) detection. The method was based on the inhibition that phenol caused on the hemin-catalysed chemiluminescence reaction between luminol and hydrogen peroxide in alkaline solution. Optimum conditions and possible mechanisms have been investigated. The linear range was 2.0 × 10 -9 to 4.0 × 10 -7 g mL -1 for phenol. The proposed method is sensitive with a detection limit of 4.0 × 10 -10 g mL -1. The relative standard deviation for 11 measurements was 2.3% for 1.0 × 10 -7g mL -1 phenol. The method was applied for the determination of phenol in waste water samples. The results obtained compared well with those by an official method.

  4. Enhancing effect of hydrazine on chemiluminescence of luminol-H2O2 system

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    Shukla, M.; Tiwari, A.; Brahme, N.; Kher, R. S.; Dhoble, S. J.

    2013-05-01

    Enhancement in chemiluminescence (CL) signals was obtained when an aqueous alkaline solution of hydrazine was mixed with a luminol-hydrogen peroxide system. The CL intensity is a linear function of hydrazine concentration over a range of 1-10 ?g/ml. Several variables on the CL response were examined for the determination of optimum conditions for the system. A possible mechanism of the CL reaction is also discussed.

  5. Magnetic modulation of the chemiluminescence intensity in the oxidation of luminol by potassium ferricyanide

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    Tribel', M.M.; Frankevich, E.L.; Leksin, A.N.; Morozov, A.K.

    1986-04-01

    This paper attempts the experimental detection and investigation of the magnetic field-dependent radical steps in the oxidation of luminol by potassium ferricyanide. It was found that it is in fact possible to affect the chemiluminescence yield by the use of a low intensity magnetic field (ca 100 Oe) and to relate the observed effect to a hyperfine interaction in the radical pairs formed during the reaction. Solutions of LH/sub 2/ and K/sub 3/Fe (CN)/sub 6/ in alkaline aqueous solution (0.1 M NaOH) were delivered continuously through a mixer into an optical cuvette. A block diagram of the equipment is shown. The chemiluminescent light was directed through a light guide to an FEU-79 photoamplifier, protected by a special shield from the action of scattered magnetic fields. The derivative of the magnetic effect was examined and it was established that there is no deviation from saturation of the magnetic effect up to 3.5 kOe. The results demonstrate that in the stages preceding the formation of light emitter an interaction occurs between two paramagnetic particles. It is also shown that it is in principle possible to record the ESR spectrum of these luminol radicals with respect to the chemiluminescence, using the reaction-yield-detected magnetic resonance method.

  6. Forensic application of the luminol reaction as a presumptive test for latent blood detection.

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    Barni, Filippo; Lewis, Simon W; Berti, Andrea; Miskelly, Gordon M; Lago, Giampietro

    2007-05-15

    The forensic application of the luminol chemiluminescence reaction is reviewed. Luminol has been effectively employed for more than 40 years for the presumptive detection of bloodstains which are hidden from the naked eye at crime scenes and, for this reason, has been considered one of the most important and well-known assays in the field of forensic sciences. This review provides an historical overview of the forensic use of luminol, and the current understanding of the reaction mechanism with particular reference to the catalysis by blood. Operational use of the luminol reaction, including issues with interferences and the effect of the luminol reaction on subsequent serological and DNA testing is also discussed. PMID:19071703

  7. Luminol chemiluminescence biosensor for glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human blood samples.

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    Ahn, Kwang-Soo; Lee, JungHoon; Park, Jong-Myeon; Choi, Han Nim; Lee, Won-Yong

    2016-01-15

    Luminol chemiluminescence (CL) biosensor based on boronic acid modified gold substrate has been developed for the determination of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human blood samples. In order to selectively capture HbA1c in sample, carboxy-EG6-undecanethiol was self-assembled on a gold thin-film substrate, followed by covalent coupling of 3-aminophenyl boronic acid (3-APBA). The captured HbA1c containing four iron heme groups plays as a catalyst for luminol CL reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, and thus the luminol CL response is linearly proportional to the amount of HbA1c captured on the biosensor surface. The present biosensor showed linear dynamic range of HbA1c from 2.5% to 17.0%, which well covers the clinically important concentration range. In addition, the present biosensor exhibited negligible response to interfering species such as hemoglobin, fructose, and sorbitol. The present HbA1c biosensor was applied to the determination of HbA1c in human blood samples and the results were well agreed with that obtained with a conventional method. PMID:26298641

  8. Luminol-Based Chemiluminescent Signals: Clinical and Non-clinical Application and Future Uses

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    Khan, Parvez; Idrees, Danish; Moxley, Michael A.; Corbett, John A.; Ahmad, Faizan; von Figura, Guido; Sly, William S.; Waheed, Abdul

    2015-01-01

    Chemiluminescence (CL) is an important method for quantification and analysis of various macromolecules. A wide range of CL agents such as luminol, hydrogen peroxide, fluorescein, dioxetanes and derivatives of oxalate, and acridinium dyes are used according to their biological specificity and utility. This review describes the application of luminol chemiluminescence (LCL) in forensic, biomedical, and clinical sciences. LCL is a very useful detection method due to its selectivity, simplicity, low cost, and high sensitivity. LCL has a dynamic range of applications, including quantification and detection of macro and micromolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, DNA, and RNA. Luminol-based methods are used in environmental monitoring as biosensors, in the pharmaceutical industry for cellular localization and as biological tracers, and in reporter gene-based assays and several other immunoassays. Here, we also provide information about different compounds that may enhance or inhibit the LCL along with the effect of pH and concentration on LCL. This review covers most of the significant information related to the applications of luminol in different fields. PMID:24752935

  9. A novel luminol chemiluminescent method catalyzed by silver/gold alloy nanoparticles for determination of anticancer drug flutamide

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    Chaichi, Mohammad Javad; Azizi, Seyed Naser; Heidarpour, Maryam

    2013-12-01

    It was found that silver/gold alloy nanoparticles enhance the chemiluminescence (CL) of the luminol-H2O2 system in alkaline solution. The studies of UV-Vis spectra, CL spectra, effects of concentrations luminol, hydrogen peroxide and silver/gold alloy nanoparticles solutions were carried out to explore the CL enhancement mechanism. Flutamide was found to quench the CL signals of the luminol-H2O2 reaction catalyzed by silver/gold alloy nanoparticles, which made it applicable for the determination of flutamide. Under the optimum conditions, the CL intensity is proportional to the concentration of the flutamide in solution over the range 5.0 × 10-7 to 1.0 × 10-4 mol L-1. Detection limit was obtained 1.2 × 10-8 mol L-1and the relative standard deviation (RSD) ?5%. This work is introduced as a new method for the determination of flutamide in commercial tablets. Box-Behnken experimental design is applied to investigate and validate the CL measurement parameters.

  10. Flow Injection Photosensitized Chemiluminescence of Luminol with Cu(II)-Rose Bengal: Mechanistic Approach and Vitamin A and C Determination

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    Asgher, Muhammad; Yaqoob, Mohammad; Nabi, Abdul; Siddiqi, Abdul Rauf

    2014-01-01

    Rose Bengal photosensitized flow injection chemiluminescence method is reported using luminol-Cu(II) for the determination of vitamins A and C in pharmaceutical formulations. The reaction is based on the enhancement effect of analyte in the production of anion radicals of Rose Bengal (RB•?) which rapidly interact with dissolved oxygen and generate superoxide anions radicals (O2•?) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Highly reactive hydroxyl radicals (•OH) were produced via dismutation of H2O2 by catalyst (Cu2+). The generated superoxide anions radicals and hydroxyl radicals thus oxidize luminol in alkaline medium to generate strong chemiluminescence. The limit of detection (3s of the blank, n = 6) of vitamins A and C and RB was found to be 0.008, 0.005, and 0.05??g?mL?1, respectively. The sample throughput of 70?h?1 for vitamins A and C and 30?h?1 for RB was found. Calibration curve was linear in the range of 0.05–15, 0.01–20, and 0.1–50??g?mL?1 for vitamins A and C and RB, respectively, with relative standard deviations (RSDs; n = 3) in the range 1.6–3.6%. The method was successfully applied to pharmaceutical formulations and the results obtained were in good agreement with the labeled values. PMID:25614739

  11. [Chemiluminescence in a stimulated polymorphonuclear leukocytes--luminol system: suppression by thiols].

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    Murina, M A; Roshchupkin, D I; Belakina, N S; Filippov, S V

    2005-01-01

    The effect of some scavengers of thiol nature, which eliminate all reactive oxygen species and oxidants with reactive chlorine, on the luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence of polymorphonuclear leukocytes was studied. The use of two scavengers of this type (penetrating and not penetrating into the cell) made it possible to separate the luminescence of cell structures from the luminescence generated by oxidants in the surrounding medium. It was found that about a half of luminol luminescence is due to its oxidation in the medium surrounding the cell, and it is completely inhibited by the nonpenetrating reduced glutathione. The cell itself is a source of a considerable portion of luminescence, and this luminescence is quenched by penetrating sulfhydryl compounds such as dithiothreitol and N-acethyl cysteine. Reduced glutathione, which penetrates into cells and whose action is due only to the sulfhydryl group, is recommended as a candidate for the selective neutralization of extracellular oxidants. PMID:16358790

  12. Determination of 2-methoxyestradiol by chemiluminescence based on luminol-KMnO4-CdTe quantum dots system.

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    Du, Bin; Wang, Tiantian; Han, Shuping; Cao, Xiaohui; Qu, Tiantian; Zhao, Feifei; Guo, Xinhong; Yao, Hanchun

    2015-02-01

    In this study, water-soluble CdTe quantum-dots (QDs) capped with glutathione (GSH) was synthesized. It was found that CdTe QDs could greatly enhance the chemiluminescence (CL) emission from the luminol-KMnO4 system in alkaline medium, and 4 nm CdTe QDs was used as catalysts to enhance the reaction sensitivity. The CL intensity of CdTe QDs-luminol-KMnO4 was strongly inhibited in the presence of 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME) and the relative CL intensity was in linear correlation with the concentration of 2-ME. Based on this inhibition, a novel CL method with a lower detection limit and wider linear range was developed for the determination of 2-ME. The detection limit of plasma samples was 3.07×10(-10) g mL(-1) with a relative standard deviation of 0.24% for 8.0×10(-9) g mL(-1) 2-ME. The method was successfully applied for determination of 2-ME in plasma samples. The possible CL reaction mechanism was also discussed briefly. PMID:25439823

  13. Study on Enhancement Principle and Stabilization for the Luminol-H2O2-HRP Chemiluminescence System.

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    Yang, Lihua; Jin, Maojun; Du, Pengfei; Chen, Ge; Zhang, Chan; Wang, Jian; Jin, Fen; Shao, Hua; She, Yongxin; Wang, Shanshan; Zheng, Lufei; Wang, Jing

    2015-01-01

    A luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system with high relative luminescent intensity (RLU) and long stabilization time was investigated. First, the comparative study on the enhancement effect of ten compounds as enhancers to the luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system was carried out, and the results showed that 4-(imidazol-1-yl)phenol (4-IMP), 4-iodophenol (4-IOP), 4-bromophenol (4-BOP) and 4-hydroxy-4'-iodobiphenyl (HIOP) had the best performance. Based on the experiment, the four enhancers were dissolved in acetone, acetonitrile, methanol, and dimethylformamide (DMF) with various concentrations, the results indicated that 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP and HIOP dissolved in DMF with the concentrations of 0.2%, 3.2%, 1.6% and 3.2% could get the highest RLU values. Subsequently, the influences of pH, ionic strength, HRP, 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP, HIOP, H2O2 and luminol on the stabilization of the luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system were studied, and we found that pH value, ionic strength, 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP, HIOP, H2O2 and luminol have little influence on luminescent stabilization, while HRP has a great influence. In different ranges of HRP concentration, different enhancers should be selected. When the concentration is within the range of 0~6 ng/mL, 4-IMP should be selected. When the concentration of HRP ranges from 6 to 25 ng/mL, 4-IOP was the best choice. And when the concentration is within the range of 25~80 ng/mL, HIOP should be selected as the enhancer. Finally, the three well-performing chemiluminescent enhanced solutions (CESs) have been further optimized according to the three enhancers (4-IMP, 4-IOP and HIOP) in their utilized HRP concentration ranges. PMID:26154162

  14. Study on Enhancement Principle and Stabilization for the Luminol-H2O2-HRP Chemiluminescence System

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    Yang, Lihua; Jin, Maojun; Du, Pengfei; Chen, Ge; Zhang, Chan; Wang, Jian; Jin, Fen; Shao, Hua; She, Yongxin; Wang, Shanshan; Zheng, Lufei; Wang, Jing

    2015-01-01

    A luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system with high relative luminescent intensity (RLU) and long stabilization time was investigated. First, the comparative study on the enhancement effect of ten compounds as enhancers to the luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system was carried out, and the results showed that 4-(imidazol-1-yl)phenol (4-IMP), 4-iodophenol (4-IOP), 4-bromophenol (4-BOP) and 4-hydroxy-4’-iodobiphenyl (HIOP) had the best performance. Based on the experiment, the four enhancers were dissolved in acetone, acetonitrile, methanol, and dimethylformamide (DMF) with various concentrations, the results indicated that 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP and HIOP dissolved in DMF with the concentrations of 0.2%, 3.2%, 1.6% and 3.2% could get the highest RLU values. Subsequently, the influences of pH, ionic strength, HRP, 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP, HIOP, H2O2 and luminol on the stabilization of the luminol-H2O2-HRP chemiluminescence system were studied, and we found that pH value, ionic strength, 4-IMP, 4-IOP, 4-BOP, HIOP, H2O2 and luminol have little influence on luminescent stabilization, while HRP has a great influence. In different ranges of HRP concentration, different enhancers should be selected. When the concentration is within the range of 0~6 ng/mL, 4-IMP should be selected. When the concentration of HRP ranges from 6 to 25ng/mL, 4-IOP was the best choice. And when the concentration is within the range of 25~80 ng/mL, HIOP should be selected as the enhancer. Finally, the three well-performing chemiluminescent enhanced solutions (CESs) have been further optimized according to the three enhancers (4-IMP, 4-IOP and HIOP) in their utilized HRP concentration ranges. PMID:26154162

  15. Employment of bromophenol red and bovine serum albumin as luminol signal co-enhancer in chemiluminescent detection of sequence-specific DNA.

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    Yu, Xiaoqian; Sheng, Yingying; Zhao, Yanjun; Fan, Aiping

    2016-02-01

    Bromophenol red, known as chemical indicator, was found to act as a novel potent signal enhancer of the peroxidase-catalyzed luminol-H2O2 chemiluminescent (CL) reaction. It was found interestingly that bovine serum albumin (BSA) played a role in the enhanced chemiluminescent reaction (ECR). The addition of 2.5mgmL(-1) BSA into bromophenol red-enhance CL system showed 36 times stronger CL signal than that without addition of BSA. Mechanism study showed that the luminophors in the ECR were still 3-aminophthalate ion in an excited state (3-APA*). In addition, singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydroxyl radical ((?)OH) played a role in the ECR. The possible mechanism was discussed in the present study. The effect of pH, reaction time, and concentration of bromophenol red, BSA, luminol, and H2O2 on CL intensity of the peroxidase-catalyzed CL reaction was studied. The detection limit value (LOD) of HRP and streptavidin-modified HRP in the proposed ECR with bromophenol red and BSA was 0.20ngmL(-1) and 0.05ngmL(-1), respectively. This novel luminol-H2O2-HRP-bromophenol red-BSA CL system was applied to the CL detection of sequence-specific DNA based on a magnetic separation process. As low as 0.4fmol of target DNA could be sensitively detected using the proposed CL system without any amplification process. The obtained results demonstrate very promising perspectives for using bromophenol red and BSA to improve the sensitivity of CL detection of sequence-specific DNA. In addition, this novel ECR system can also be generalized for CL immunoassay, CL western blotting, and so on. PMID:26653448

  16. CdTe quantum dots@luminol as signal amplification system for chrysoidine with chemiluminescence-chitosan/graphene oxide-magnetite-molecularly imprinting sensor

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    Duan, Huimin; Li, Leilei; Wang, Xiaojiao; Wang, Yanhui; Li, Jianbo; Luo, Chuannan

    2016-01-01

    A sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) sensor based on chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) in CdTe quantum dots@luminol (CdTe QDs@luminol) nanomaterials combined with chitosan/graphene oxide-magnetite-molecularly imprinted polymer (Cs/GM-MIP) for sensing chrysoidine was developed. CdTe QDs@luminol was designed to not only amplify the signal of CL but also reduce luminol consumption in the detection of chrysoidine. On the basis of the abundant hydroxy and amino, Cs and graphene oxide were introduced into the GM-MIP to improve the adsorption ability. The adsorption capacities of chrysoidine by both Cs/GM-MIP and non-imprinted polymer (Cs/GM-NIP) were investigated, and the CdTe QDs@luminol and Cs/GM-MIP were characterized by UV-vis, FTIR, SEM and TEM. The proposed sensor can detect chrysoidine within a linear range of 1.0 × 10- 7 - 1.0 × 10- 5 mol/L with a detection limit of 3.2 × 10- 8 mol/L (3?) due to considerable chemiluminescence signal enhancement of the CdTe quantum dots@luminol detector and the high selectivity of the Cs/GM-MIP system. Under the optimal conditions of CL, the CdTe QDs@luminol-Cs/GM-MIP-CL sensor was used for chrysoidine determination in samples with satisfactory recoveries in the range of 90-107%.

  17. CdTe quantum dots@luminol as signal amplification system for chrysoidine with chemiluminescence-chitosan/graphene oxide-magnetite-molecularly imprinting sensor.

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    Duan, Huimin; Li, Leilei; Wang, Xiaojiao; Wang, Yanhui; Li, Jianbo; Luo, Chuannan

    2016-01-15

    A sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) sensor based on chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) in CdTe quantum dots@luminol (CdTe QDs@luminol) nanomaterials combined with chitosan/graphene oxide-magnetite-molecularly imprinted polymer (Cs/GM-MIP) for sensing chrysoidine was developed. CdTe QDs@luminol was designed to not only amplify the signal of CL but also reduce luminol consumption in the detection of chrysoidine. On the basis of the abundant hydroxy and amino, Cs and graphene oxide were introduced into the GM-MIP to improve the adsorption ability. The adsorption capacities of chrysoidine by both Cs/GM-MIP and non-imprinted polymer (Cs/GM-NIP) were investigated, and the CdTe QDs@luminol and Cs/GM-MIP were characterized by UV-vis, FTIR, SEM and TEM. The proposed sensor can detect chrysoidine within a linear range of 1.0×10(-7) - 1.0×10(-5) mol/L with a detection limit of 3.2×10(-8) mol/L (3?) due to considerable chemiluminescence signal enhancement of the CdTe quantum dots@luminol detector and the high selectivity of the Cs/GM-MIP system. Under the optimal conditions of CL, the CdTe QDs@luminol-Cs/GM-MIP-CL sensor was used for chrysoidine determination in samples with satisfactory recoveries in the range of 90-107%. PMID:26433339

  18. Luminol functionalized gold nanoparticles as colorimetric and chemiluminescent probes for visual, label free, highly sensitive and selective detection of minocycline

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    He, Yi; Peng, Rufang

    2014-11-01

    In this work, luminol functionalized gold nanoparticles (LuAuNPs) were used as colorimetric and chemiluminescent probes for visual, label free, sensitive and selective detection of minocycline (MC). The LuAuNPs were prepared by simple one-pot reduction of HAuCl4 with luminol, which exhibited a good chemiluminescence (CL) activity owing to the presence of luminol molecules on their surface and surface plasmon resonance absorption. In the absence of MC, the color of LuAuNPs was wine red and their size was relatively small (˜25 nm), which could react with silver nitrate, producing a strong CL emission. Upon the addition of MC at acidic buffer solutions, the electrostatic interaction between positively charged MC and negatively charged LuAuNPs caused the aggregation of LuAuNPs, generating a purple or blue color. Simultaneously, the aggregated LuAuNPs did not effectively react with silver nitrate, producing a weak CL emission. The signal change was linearly dependent on the logarithm of MC concentration in the range from 30 ng to 1.0 ?g for colorimetric detection and from 10 ng to 1.0 ?g for CL detection. With colorimetry, a detection limit of 22 ng was achieved, while the detection limit for CL detection modality was 9.7 ng.

  19. Chitosan-induced Au/Ag nanoalloy dispersed in IL and application in fabricating an ultrasensitive glucose biosensor based on luminol-H?O?-Cu²?/IL chemiluminescence system.

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    Chaichi, M J; Alijanpour, S O

    2014-11-01

    A novel glucose biosensor based on the chemiluminescence (CL) detection of enzymatically generated hydrogen peroxide (H?O?) was constructed by one covalent immobilization of glucose oxidase (GOD) in glutaraldehyde-functionalized glass cell. In following, chitosan-induced Au/Ag nanoparticles dispersed in ion liquid (IL) were synthesised and immobilized on it. Herein, chitosan molecules acted as both the reducing and stabilizing agent for the preparation of NPs and also, as a coupling agent GOD and Au/Ag alloy NPs. In addition to catalyze luminol CL reaction, these NPs offered excellent catalytic activity toward hydrogen peroxide generation in enzymatic reaction between GOD and glucose. The used IL in fabrication of biosensor increased its stability. Also, IL alongside Cu(2+) accelerated enzymatic and CL reaction kinetic, and decreased luminol CL reaction optimum pH to 7.5 which would enable sensitive and precision determination of glucose. Under optimum condition, linear response range of glucose was found to be 1.0 × 10(-6)-7.5 × 10(-3)M, and detection limit was 4.0 × 10(-7)M. The CL biosensor exhibited good storage stability, i.e., 90% of its initial response was retained after 2 months storage at pH 7.0. The present CL biosensor has been applied satisfactory to analysis of glucose in real serum and urine samples. PMID:25086323

  20. Chemiluminescent detection of organic air pollutants

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    Marley, N.A.; Gaffney, J.S.; Chen, Yu-Harn

    1996-04-01

    Chemiluminescent reactions can be used for specific and highly sensitive detection of a number of air pollutants. Among these are chemiluminescent reactions of ozone with NO or organics and reactions of luminol with a variety of oxidants. Reported here are studies exploring (1) the use of the temperature dependence of the chemiluminescent reactions of ozone with organic pollutants as a means of differentiating types of hydrocarbon classes and (2) the use of luminol techniques to monitor atmospheric concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO{sub 2}) and organic oxidants, specifically peroxyacyl nitrates (PANs). Coupling gas chromatography to the chemiluminescent detectors allows the measurement of individual species at very low concentrations.

  1. Research and development of a luminol-carbon monoxide flow system

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    Thomas, R. R.

    1977-01-01

    Adaption of the luminol-carbon monoxide injection system to a flowing type system is reported. Analysis of actual wastewater samples was carried out and revealed that bacteria can be associated with particles greater than 10 microns in size in samples such as mixed liquor. Research into the luminol reactive oxidation state indicates that oxidized iron porphyrins, cytochrome-c in particular, produce more luminol chemiluminescence than the reduced form. Correlation exists between the extent of porphyrin oxidation and relative chemiluminescence. In addition, the porphyrin nucleus is apparently destroyed under the current chemiluminescent reaction conditions.

  2. CoFe2O4 nanoparticles as oxidase mimic-mediated chemiluminescence of aqueous luminol for sulfite in white wines.

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    Zhang, Xiaodan; He, Shaohui; Chen, Zhaohui; Huang, Yuming

    2013-01-30

    Recently, the intrinsic enzyme-like activity of nanoparticles (NPs) has become a growing area of interest. However, the analytical applications of the NP-based enzyme mimetic are mainly concentrated on their peroxidase-like activity; no attempts have been made to investigate the analytical applications based on the oxidase mimic activities of NPs. For the first time, we report that CoFe(2)O(4) NPs were found to possess intrinsic oxidase-like activity and could catalyze luminol oxidation by dissolved oxygen to produce intensified chemiluminescence (CL). The effect of sulfite on CoFe(2)O(4) NP oxidase mimic-mediated CL of aqueous luminol was investigated. It is very interesting that when adding sulfite to the luminol-CoFe(2)O(4) system, the role of sulfite in the luminol-CoFe(2)O(4) NP-sulfite system depends on its concentration. At a relatively low concentration level, sulfite presents an inhibition effect on the luminol-CoFe(2)O(4) NP system. However, it does have an enhancement effect at a higher concentration level. Investigations on the effect of the solution pH and luminol and CoFe(2)O(4) NP concentrations on the kinetic characteristics of the studied CL system in the presence of trace sulfite suggested that the enhancement and inhibition of the luminol-CoFe(2)O(4) NP-sulfite CL system also depended on the solution pH. It seems that the concentrations of luminol and CoFe(2)O(4) NPs did not influence the CL pathway. The possible mechanism of the luminol-CoFe(2)O(4) NP-sulfite CL system was also discussed. On this basis, a flow injection chemiluminescence method was established for the determination of trace sulfite in this study. Under the optimal conditions, the proposed system could respond down to 2.0 × 10(-8) M sulfite. The method has been applied to the determination of trace sulfite in white wine samples with satisfactory results. The results given by the proposed method are in good agreement with those given by the standard titration method. PMID:23289402

  3. Flow-injection chemiluminescence determination of cloxacillin in water samples and pharmaceutical preparation by using CuO nanosheets-enhanced luminol-hydrogen peroxide system.

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    Khataee, Alireza; Iranifam, Mortaza; Fathinia, Mehrangiz; Nikravesh, Mina

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a rapid and sensitive flow-injection chemiluminescence (flow-CL) system was developed for the determination of cloxacillin sodium in environmental water samples and pharmaceutical preparations. The method was based on the enhancement effect of cloxacillin sodium on the CL reaction of luminal-H?O?-CuO nanosheets (NSs) in alkaline medium. The CuO nanosheets were synthesized using a green sonochemical method. The physical properties of the synthesized CuO nanosheets were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses. The influences of various experimental factors such as H?O?, NaOH, luminol and CuO nanosheets concentrations were investigated. Under the optimum conditions, the enhanced CL intensity was linearly related to the concentration of cloxacillin sodium in the range of the 0.05-30.00 mg L(-1) with a correlation coefficient of 0.995. The corresponding detection limit (3?) was calculated to be 0.026 mg L(-1). The relative standard deviation (RSD) of the developed method was 2.21% with 11 repeated measurements of 4.00 mg L(-1) cloxacillin sodium. Also, a total analysis time per sample was 30 s which confirmed the rapidity of the proposed method. The analytical applicability of the proposed CL system was assessed by determining cloxacillin sodium in spiked environmental water samples and pharmaceutical preparation. Furthermore, the possible mechanism of CL reaction was discussed. PMID:25014643

  4. Flow-injection chemiluminescence determination of cloxacillin in water samples and pharmaceutical preparation by using CuO nanosheets-enhanced luminol-hydrogen peroxide system

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    Khataee, Alireza; Iranifam, Mortaza; Fathinia, Mehrangiz; Nikravesh, Mina

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a rapid and sensitive flow-injection chemiluminescence (flow-CL) system was developed for the determination of cloxacillin sodium in environmental water samples and pharmaceutical preparations. The method was based on the enhancement effect of cloxacillin sodium on the CL reaction of luminal-H2O2-CuO nanosheets (NSs) in alkaline medium. The CuO nanosheets were synthesized using a green sonochemical method. The physical properties of the synthesized CuO nanosheets were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses. The influences of various experimental factors such as H2O2, NaOH, luminol and CuO nanosheets concentrations were investigated. Under the optimum conditions, the enhanced CL intensity was linearly related to the concentration of cloxacillin sodium in the range of the 0.05-30.00 mg L-1 with a correlation coefficient of 0.995. The corresponding detection limit (3?) was calculated to be 0.026 mg L-1. The relative standard deviation (RSD) of the developed method was 2.21% with 11 repeated measurements of 4.00 mg L-1 cloxacillin sodium. Also, a total analysis time per sample was 30 s which confirmed the rapidity of the proposed method. The analytical applicability of the proposed CL system was assessed by determining cloxacillin sodium in spiked environmental water samples and pharmaceutical preparation. Furthermore, the possible mechanism of CL reaction was discussed.

  5. Enhancement of electrogenerated chemiluminescence of luminol by ascorbic acid at gold nanoparticle/graphene modified glassy carbon electrode

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    Dong, Yongping; Gao, Tingting; Zhou, Ying; Chu, Xiangfeng; Wang, Chengming

    2015-01-01

    Gold nanoparticle/graphene (GNP/GR) nanocomposite was one-pot synthesized from water soluble graphene and HAuCl4 by hydrothermal method and characterized by TEM, Raman spectroscopy, XRD, XPS, UV-vis spectroscopy, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) of luminol was investigated at the GNP/GR modified glassy carbon electrode (GNP/GR/GCE) and the GNP modified glassy carbon electrode (GNP/GCE) in aqueous solution respectively. The results revealed that one strong anodic ECL peak could be observed at ?0.8 V at two modified electrodes compared with that at the bare electrode. The intensity of the anodic ECL at the GNP/GR/GCE is weaker than that at the GNP/GCE, which should be due to the synergic effect of the enhancing effect of gold nanoparticles and the inhibiting effect of graphene on anodic luminol ECL. One strong cathodic ECL peak located at ?-0.8 V could be observed at the GNP/GR/GCE but not at the GNP/GCE, which should be result from the adsorbed oxygen at the graphene film. In the presence of ascorbic acid, the anodic ECL at the GNP/GR/GCE was enhanced more than 8-times, which is more apparent than that at the GNP/GCE. Whereas, the cathodic ECL peak was seriously inhibited at the GNP/GR/GCE. The enhanced ECL intensity at the GNP/GR/GCE varied linearly with the logarithm of ascorbic acid concentration in the range of 1.0 × 10-8 to 1.0 × 10-6 mol L-1 with a detection limit of 1.0 × 10-9 mol L-1. The possible ECL mechanism was also discussed.

  6. The chemiluminescence determination of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide using luminol-AgNO3-silver nanoparticles system.

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    Maddah, Bozorgmehr; Shamsi, Javad; Barsang, Mehran Jam; Rahimi-Nasrabadi, Mehdi

    2015-05-01

    A highly sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) method for the determination of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2-CEES) was presented. It was found that 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2-CEES) could inhibit the CL of the luminol-AgNO3 system in the presence of silver nanoparticles in alkaline solution, which made it applicable for determination of 2-CEES. The presented method is simple, convenient, rapid and sensitive. Under the optimized conditions, the calibration curve was linear in the range of 0.0001-1ngmL(-1), with the correlation coefficient of 0.992; while the limit of detection (LOD), based on signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 3, was 6×10(-6)ngmL(-1). Also, the relative standard deviation (RSD, n=5) for determination of 2-CEES (0.50ngmL(-1)) was 3.1%. The method was successfully applied for the determination of 2-CEES in environmental aqueous samples. PMID:25703367

  7. The chemiluminescence determination of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide using luminol-AgNO3-silver nanoparticles system

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    Maddah, Bozorgmehr; Shamsi, Javad; Barsang, Mehran Jam; Rahimi-Nasrabadi, Mehdi

    2015-05-01

    A highly sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) method for the determination of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2-CEES) was presented. It was found that 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2-CEES) could inhibit the CL of the luminol-AgNO3 system in the presence of silver nanoparticles in alkaline solution, which made it applicable for determination of 2-CEES. The presented method is simple, convenient, rapid and sensitive. Under the optimized conditions, the calibration curve was linear in the range of 0.0001-1 ng mL-1, with the correlation coefficient of 0.992; while the limit of detection (LOD), based on signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 3, was 6 × 10-6 ng mL-1. Also, the relative standard deviation (RSD, n = 5) for determination of 2-CEES (0.50 ng mL-1) was 3.1%. The method was successfully applied for the determination of 2-CEES in environmental aqueous samples.

  8. Chemiluminescence determination of moxifloxacin in pharmaceutical and biological samples based on its enhancing effect of the luminol-ferricyanide system using a microfluidic chip.

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    Suh, Yeoun Suk; Kamruzzaman, Mohammad; Alam, Al-Mahmnur; Lee, Sang Hak; Kim, Young Ho; Kim, Gyu-Man; Dang, Trung Dung

    2014-05-01

    A sensitive determination of a synthetic fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent, moxifloxacin (MOX), by an enhanced chemiluminescence (CL) method using a microfluidic chip is described. The microfluidic chip was fabricated by a soft-lithographic procedure using polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS). The fabricated PDMS microfluidic chip had three-inlet microchannels for introducing the sample, chemiluminescent reagent and oxidant, and a 500?µm wide, 250?µm deep and 82?mm long microchannel. An enhanced CL system, luminol-ferricyanide, was adopted to analyze the MOX concentration in a sample solution. CL light was emitted continuously after mixing luminol and ferricyanide in the presence of MOX on the PDMS microfluidic chip. The amount of MOX in the luminol-ferricyanide system influenced the intensity of the CL light. The linear range of MOX concentration was 0.14-55.0?ng/mL with a correlation coefficient of 0.9992. The limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantification (LOQ) were 0.06 and 0.2?ng/mL respectively. The presented method afforded good reproducibility, with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 1.05% for 10?ng/mL of MOX, and has been successfully applied for the determination of MOX in pharmaceutical and biological samples. PMID:23723140

  9. Alterations in luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence from nondiluted whole blood in the course of low-level laser therapy of angina pectoris patients

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    Voeikov, Vladimir L.; Novikov, Cyril N.; Siuch, Natalia I.

    1997-05-01

    Addition of Luminol to nondiluted blood of healthy donors results in a short and weak increase of chemiluminescence (CL) from it. Contrary to that in 25 cases of stable angina pectoris the intensity of CL from blood of patients sharply increased upon addition of luminol exceeding that form healthy donors' blood 10-100-fold. 24 hours after the 3D intravenous low-level treatment CL burst in patients' blood in the presence of Luminol was in general significantly lower than before the beginning of the treatment. After the 7th treatment the pattern of CL kinetics was in most cases similar to that of healthy donors' blood. However, after the 10th treatment intensity of Luminol-enhanced CL usually increased and for blood of some patients even exceeded its values obtained before the treatment. Some correlation CL from nondiluted blood with neutrophil activity studied by NTB-test and plasma viscosity of same blood was noted. Using highly sensitive single photon counters it is possible to reveal abnormal levels of CL from no more than 0.1-0.2 ml of blood within 3-5 min.

  10. Comparative study of ?-glucan induced respiratory burst measured by nitroblue tetrazolium assay and real-time luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence assay in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.).

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    Vera-Jimenez, N I; Pietretti, D; Wiegertjes, G F; Nielsen, M E

    2013-05-01

    The respiratory burst is an important feature of the immune system. The increase in cellular oxygen uptake that marks the initiation of the respiratory burst is followed by the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide which plays a role in the clearance of pathogens and tissue regeneration processes. Therefore, the respiratory burst and associated ROS constitute important indicators of fish health status. This paper compares two methods for quantitation of ROS produced during the respiratory burst in common carp: the widely used, single-point measurement based on the intracellular reduction of nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) and a real-time luminol-enhanced assay based on the detection of native chemiluminescence. Both assays allowed for detection of dose-dependent changes in magnitude of the respiratory burst response induced by ?-glucans in head kidney cells of carp. However, whereas the NBT assay was shown to detect the production of only superoxide anions, the real-time luminol-enhanced assay could detect the production of both superoxide anions and hydrogen peroxide. Only the chemiluminescence assay could reliably record the production of ROS on a real-time scale at frequent and continual time intervals for time course experiments, providing more detailed information on the respiratory burst response. The real-time chemiluminescence assay was used to measure respiratory burst activity in macrophage and neutrophilic granulocyte-enriched head kidney cell fractions and total head kidney cell suspensions and proved to be a fast, reliable, automated multiwell microplate assay to quantitate fish health status modulated by ?-glucans. PMID:23454430

  11. Black and green tea - luminol false-negative bloodstains detection.

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    Bancirova, Martina

    2012-06-01

    The antioxidant properties of black and green teas are well known. It is also possible to determine their antioxidant capacity by using a chemiluminscent method. This method is based on the measurement of the delay in the emission of light from the luminol reaction in the presence of the antioxidant. Bloodstains which are invisible to the naked eye can also be detected by luminol. Three common methods (detection using the Grodsky or Weber formulations and by Bluestar® Forensic latent bloodstain reagent) are based on the luminol chemiluminescence reaction. The bloodstains can be masked by drinks and/or foods containing antioxidants. The aim of this work was to compare the ability of black and green teas containing antioxidants to cause false negative results during chemiluminescent bloodstain detection. PMID:22583502

  12. Porphyrin-induced photogeneration of hydrogen peroxide determined using the luminol chemiluminescence method in aqueous solution: A structure-activity relationship study related to the aggregation of porphyrin.

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    Komagoe, Keiko; Katsu, Takashi

    2006-02-01

    A luminol chemiluminescence method was used to evaluate the porphyrin-induced photogeneration of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This method enabled us to detect H202 in the presence of a high concentration of porphyrin, which was not possible using conventional colorimetry. The limit of detection was about 1 microM. We compared the ability to generate H2O2, using uroporphyrin (UP), hexacarboxylporphyrin (HCP), coproporphyrin (CP), hematoporphyrin (HP), mesoporphyrin (MP), and protoporphyrin (PP). The amount of H2O2 photoproduced was strongly related to the state of the porphyrin in the aqueous solution. UP and HCP, which existed predominantly in a monomeric form, had a good ability to produce H2O2. HP and MP, existing as dimers, showed weak activity. CP, forming a mixture of monomer and dimer, had a moderate ability to produce H2O2. PP, which was highly aggregated, had a good ability. These results demonstrated that the efficiency of porphyrins to produce H2O2 was strongly dependent on their aggregated form, and the dimer suppressed the production of H2O2. PMID:16512418

  13. Diclofenac-Choline Antioxidant Activity Investigated by means of Luminol Amplified Chemiluminescence of Human Neutrophil Bursts and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

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    Braga, P C; Lattuada, N; Greco, V; Sibilia, V; Falchi, M; Bianchi, T; Dal Sasso, M

    2015-05-01

    A new diclofenac salt called diclofenac-choline (DC) has recently been proposed for the symptomatic treatment of oropharyngeal inflammatory processes and pain because its greater water solubility allows the use of high concentrations, which are useful when the contact time between the drug and the oropharyngeal mucosa is brief, as in the case of mouthwashes or spray formulations. The antioxidant activity of DC has not yet been investigated, and so the aim was to use luminol-amplified-chemiluminescence (LACL) to verify whether various concentrations of DC (1.48, 0.74 and 0.37 mg/mL for incubation times of 2, 4 and 8 min) interfere with oxygen and nitrogen radicals during the course of human neutrophils respiratory bursts; electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy was used to investigate its direct antiradical (scavenger) activity. The EPR findings showed that DC has concentration-dependent scavenging activity against the ABTS, the DPPH, and the hydroxyl radicals, but no activity on superoxide anion, as has been previously reported in the case of other NSAIDs. LACL revealed an inhibitory effect that was statistically significant after only 2 min of incubation, and similar after 4 and 8 min. The effects on the peroxynitrite radical paralleled those observed in the previous test. High concentrations and short incubation times showed that there is no interference on PMN viability, and so the inhibitory findings must be attributed to the effect of the drug. The anti-inflammatory effects of DC cannot be attributed solely to the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, but its effects on free radicals and neutrophil bursts suggest that they may contribute to its final therapeutic effect. PMID:24918344

  14. Red-shifted emission from 1,2-dioxetane-based chemiluminescent reactions.

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    Park, Jason Y; Gunpat, Joshua; Liu, Li; Edwards, Brooks; Christie, Alana; Xie, Xian-Jin; Kricka, Larry J; Mason, Ralph P

    2014-09-01

    Commercial chemiluminescent reagents emit across a broad portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (400-500?nm). A challenge to the use of chemiluminescence to monitor biological processes is the presence of interfering substances in the biological optical window. In the present study, longer wavelength emitting fluorophores (the organic dyes Alexa 568 and Alexa 647), and a semiconductor nanoparticle (QDOT800) were used to red-shift the emission from commercially available 1,2-dioxetane-based chemiluminescent substrate reactions. By adding non-conjugated fluorescent emitters into chemiluminescent reaction mixtures, an emission peak occurred at the predicted wavelength of the fluorescent emitter. The excitation and emission from QDOT800 was preserved in the presence of a 100?µm-thick glass barrier separating it from the chemiluminescent reaction components. The maximum tissue phantom penetration by QDOT800 emission was 8.5?mm; in comparison, the native chemiluminescent emission at 500?nm was unable to penetrate the thinnest tissue phantom of 2.5?mm. The described method for red-shifted emissions from chemiluminescent reactions does not require direct interaction between the chemiluminescent reaction and the fluorescent emitters. This suggests that the mechanism of chemiluminescent excitation of fluorophores and QDOT800 is not exclusive to chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer or sensitized chemiluminescence, but rather by broad energization from the native chemiluminescent emission. PMID:24760607

  15. Chemiluminescence measurements as an identification method for gamma-irradiated foodstuffs

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    Bögl, W.; Heide, L.

    Samples of 19 different spices, milk powder, whole onions and frozen chicken were exposed to a Co-60 source with radiation doses up to 10 4 Gy. The subsequent reaction of the irradiated foodstuffs in a luminol solution resulted in light emission (chemiluminescence). This effect can be used as an indicator of radiation treatment.

  16. CdS nanocrystal induced chemiluminescence: reaction mechanism and applications

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    Li, Yongxin; Yang, Ping; Wang, Po; Huang, Xue; Wang, Lun

    2007-06-01

    Water-soluble CdS nanocrystals (NCs) capped with mercaptoacetic acid (MA) were synthesized in aqueous solution. Hydrogen peroxide directly oxidized the MA-capped CdS NCs and produced strong chemiluminescence (CL) emission in basic conditions. It was found that the CL of CdS NCs was size-dependent, and the CL intensity increased with increasing CdS NCs size. UV-visible spectra, CL spectra, photoluminescence (PL) spectra, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to investigate the CL reaction mechanism. Moreover, the effects of reactant concentrations, surfactants, and some biological molecules and metal ions were carefully investigated. Some biological molecules and metal ions were observed to inhibit the CL signal of the H2O2-CdS NCs system, which makes it applicable for the detection of such species.

  17. Development of a chemiluminescent and bioluminescent system for the detection of bacteria in wastewater effluent

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    Thomas, R. R.

    1975-01-01

    Automated chemiluminescent and bioluminescent sensors were developed for continuous monitoring of microbial levels in wastewater effluent. Development of the chemiluminescent system included optimization of reagent concentrations as well as two new techniques which will allow for increased sensitivity and specificity. The optimal reagent concentrations are 0.0025 M luminol and 0.0125 M sodium perborate in 0.75N sodium hydroxide before addition of sample. The methods developed to increase specificity include (1) extraction of porphyrins from bacteria collected in a filter using 0.1N NaOH - 50 percent Ethanol, and (2) use of the specific reaction rate characteristics for the different luminol catalysts. Since reaction times are different for each catalyst, the reaction can be made specific for bacteria by measuring only the light emission from the particular reaction time zone specific for bacteria. Developments of the bioluminescent firefly luciferase system were in the area of flow system design.

  18. Chemiluminescent spectra of alkali-halogen reactions R. C. Oldenbarg, J. L. Gale*, and R. N. Zare

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    Chemiluminescent spectra of alkali-halogen reactions R. C. Oldenbarg, J. L. Gale*, and R. N. Zare a beam-gas arrangement, we have obtained the chemiluminescence spectra of alkali-halogen reactions the conditions prevailing in flame studies. For the mixed halogen reactions, the MY ground state is the more

  19. Quenchers and inhibitors of chemiluminescence in the reduction reactions of Mn3+

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    Tsaplev, Yu. B.; Vasil'ev, R. F.; Trofimov, A. V.

    2015-06-01

    The effect of NaF and CH3CN on the chemiluminescent reactions of Mn(III) reduction in solutions of sulfuric acid is studied. It is established that NaF is an inhibitor of these reactions, and the quenching of chemiluminescence under the effect of NaF is nominal. Acetonitrile does not affect the kinetics of reactions under similar conditions and acts as a specific quencher of the chemiexcited emitter. The Stern-Volmer quenching constant is 52 ± 11 M-1.

  20. Investigation of a chemiluminescent system for the determination of ammonia by flow-injection analysis

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    Kraus, P.R.; Crouch, S.R.

    1987-01-01

    A novel system for the determination of ammonia based on the chemiluminescent reaction between hypochlorite and luminol is presented. The technique of flow injection analysis was employed to automate the system. Ammonia reacts with hypochlorite to form monochloramine in basic solution which decreases the observed chemiluminescence intensity. Several interferents are identified, and the reasons why they interfere are discussed. The effects of interferents are minimized through the use of a double-tube dialyzer where the ammonia is diffused across the dialyzer membrane into a recipient stream of hydrochloric acid.

  1. Short-Time-Response measurements of nitrogen dioxide and peroxyacetyl nitrate by fast capillary gas chromatography with luminol detection.

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    Marley, N. A.; Gaffney, J. S.; Drayton, P. J.

    2000-12-07

    The interaction of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides in sunlight to produce photochemical smog has been well studied over the years. In the past, the workhorse for the measurement of NO{sub 2}and NO was the chemiluminescent reaction with ozone. This method has detection limits of approximately 0.5 ppb in most commercial instruments, but it cannot detect NO{sub 2} directly; the instrument detects NO and uses hot catalytic surfaces to decompose all other nitrogen oxides (including NO{sub 2}) to NO for detection (l). The main problem with the method is the inherent difficulty in detecting excited NO{sub 2}, which emits over a broad region beginning at approximately 660 nm and has a maximum at 1270 nm, thus requiring a red-shifted photomultiplier for detection. The use of luminol for direct chemiluminescent detection of NO{sub 2} was demonstrated to have greater inherent sensitivity (detection limits of 5 ppt) than the indirect ozone chemiluminescence detection (2). In the luminol system, a gas-liquid reaction leads to light emission with a maximum at approximately 425 nm, at the maximum sensitivity for most photomultiplier tubes. This emission is responsible for the increased detection sensitivities. The biggest problem with this method for direct measurement of NO{sub 2} has been interference due to other soluble oxidants, particularly peroxyacyl nitrates (PANs).

  2. Home-made ECL Chemiluminescent Reagents Stock solutions

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    West, Anne

    Home-made ECL Chemiluminescent Reagents Stock solutions: 250mM 3-aminophthalhydrazide (luminolM Tris, pH 8.6 (need to be very accurate) ECL stock solutions: Solution A: 2ml 250mM luminol Solutions 1 and 2 fresh each time. We typically keep stock Solutions 1 and 2 premade for up to one month

  3. Synergism and chemiluminescence of cerium ions and ruthenium complexes in the belousov-zhabotinskii reaction

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    Karavaev, A.D.; Kazakov, V.P.; Tolstikov, G.A.

    1986-04-01

    This paper studies chemiluminescence (CL) in the system BrO/sup -//sub 3/-CH/sub 2/ (COOH)/sub 2/ -Ce/sup 3 +/,4+-RuPbipy)/sub 3/ /SUP 2+,/ /sub 3/. The tests were carried out in a CL/sup 3/ unit that included a light-tight chamber, a photoelectron multiplier (FEU-97), a VS-22 high voltage power pack, and an EPPV-60M recording potentiometer. The synergism in chemiluminescence at low concentrations of ruthenium complex does not appear in the oscillation parameters. The periodic CL of this two-catalyst system may be a convenient chemical model for the study of combined chemical reactions in more complicated biochemiluminescent processes, such as that by which the firefly flashes in the dark.

  4. Sulfide chemiluminescence detection

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    Spurlin, Stanford R. (Ames, IA); Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA)

    1985-01-01

    A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction.

  5. Sulfide chemiluminescence detection

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    Spurlin, S.R.; Yeung, E.S.

    1985-11-26

    A method is described for chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction. 4 figs.

  6. Chemiluminescence analysis

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    Grayeski, M.L.

    1987-11-01

    Chemiluminescence (CL) is observed when light is emitted from a chemical reaction. If the reaction occurs in a living system or is derived from one, the process is called bioluminescence (BL). Many articles describe clinical, biological, and environmental applications using both gas- and solution-phase CL reactions. Although the lack of commercially available instrumentation, reagents, and methodology has somewhat restricted the widespread use of CL, certain applications are common: the measurement of total microbial cell counts using the firefly reaction and the determination of oxides of nitrogen with a gas-phase chemiluminescent reaction involving ozone. This REPORT will discuss only a few of the most recent developments in CL using reactions in solution.

  7. Two techniques for eliminating luminol interference material and flow system configurations for luminol and firefly luciferase systems

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    Thomas, R. R.

    1976-01-01

    Two methods for eliminating luminol interference materials are described. One method eliminates interference from organic material by pre-reacting a sample with dilute hydrogen peroxide. The reaction rate resolution method for eliminating inorganic forms of interference is also described. The combination of the two methods makes the luminol system more specific for bacteria. Flow system designs for both the firefly luciferase and luminol bacteria detection systems are described. The firefly luciferase flow system incorporating nitric acid extraction and optimal dilutions has a functional sensitivity of 3 x 100,000 E. coli/ml. The luminol flow system incorporates the hydrogen peroxide pretreatment and the reaction rate resolution techniques for eliminating interference. The functional sensitivity of the luminol flow system is 1 x 10,000 E. coli/ml.

  8. Method of generating chemiluminescent light

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    Spurlin, Stanford R. (Ames, IA); Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA)

    1986-01-01

    A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction that generates chemiluminescent light and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction.

  9. Sonochemical synthesis of Cu2O nanocubes for enhanced chemiluminescence applications.

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    Kaviyarasan, Kulandaivelu; Anandan, Sambandam; Mangalaraja, Ramalinga Viswanathan; Sivasankar, Thirugnanasambandam; Ashokkumar, Muthupandian

    2016-03-01

    A facile one-step sonochemical synthesis of Cu2O nanocubes has been developed by ultrasound irradiation of copper sulfate in the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone and ascorbic acid at pH 11. During sonication, the reaction between acoustic cavitation-generated radicals and CuSO4 produced Cu(OH)2 intermediate which then reacted with ascorbic acid to generate Cu2O nanocubes. The products were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, HRTEM, AFM and particle size analyzer. The prepared Cu2O nanocubes were found to be very effective for enhancing chemiluminescence in the presence of luminol-H2O2 system. PMID:26585019

  10. Two-phase flow cell for chemiluminescence and bioluminescence measurements

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    Mullin, J.L.; Seitz, W.R.

    1984-01-01

    A new approach to two-phase CL (chemiluminescence) measurements is reported. A magnetically stirred reagent phase is separated from the analyte phase by a dialysis membrane so that only smaller molecules can go from one phase to the other. The system is designed so that the analyte phase flows through a spiral groove on an aluminum block that is flush against the dialysis membrane. As solution flows through the spiral grove, analyte diffuses into the reagent phase where it reacts to produce light. A simple model is developed to predict how this system will behave. Experimentally, the system is evaluated by using the luminol reaction catalyzed by peroxidase, the firefly reaction, and the bacterial bioluminescence reaction. 10 references, 4 tables, 6 figures.

  11. Chemiluminescence study on the peroxidation of linoleic acid initiated by the reaction of ferrous iron with hydrogen peroxide.

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    Xun, S; Jingdong, T; Zhaonan, Z; Xinyuan, L

    1991-05-01

    Linoleic acid was used as a model system to study lipid peroxidation initiated by the reaction of ferrous iron with hydrogen peroxide. Low-level chemiluminescence of the peroxidation was measured with a high-sensitivity single-photon counter. It was found that the luminescence primarily comes from the dimol reaction of singlet oxygen and that the peak intensity of emission is a quadratic function of the concentration of either Fe2+ or H2O2, provided that the other Fenton reagent is in great excess. Under the same conditions, analysis on reaction kinetics shows a linear relationship between the maximal level of the initiator formed by the Fenton reaction and the initial concentration of Fe2+ or H2O2. This implies that the peak intensity of the chemiluminescence may be a good index of the maximal level of the initiator. PMID:17014779

  12. Method and apparatus for eliminating luminol interference material

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    Jeffers, E. L.; Thomas, R. R. (inventors)

    1979-01-01

    A method and apparatus for removing porphyrins from a fluid sample which are unrelated to the number of bacteria present in the sample and prior to combining the sample with luminol reagent to produce a light reaction is disclosed. The method involves a pre-incubation of the sample with a dilute concentration of hydrogen peroxide which inactivates the interfering soluble porphyrins. Further, by delaying taking a light measurement for a predetermined time period after combining the hydrogen peroxide-treated water sample with a luminol reagent, the luminescence produced by the reaction of the luminol reagent with ions present in the solution, being short lived, will have died out so that only porphyrins within the bacteria which have been released by rupturing the cells with the sodium hydroxide in the luminol reagent, will be measured. The measurement thus obtained can then be related to the concentration of live and dead bacteria in the fluid sample.

  13. A Greener Chemiluminescence Demonstration

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    Jilani, Osman; Donahue, Trisha M.; Mitchell, Miguel O.

    2011-01-01

    Because they are dramatic and intriguing, chemiluminescence demonstrations have been used for decades to stimulate interest in chemistry. One of the most intense chemiluminescent reactions is the oxidation of diaryl oxalate diesters with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a fluorescer. In typical lecture demonstrations, the commercially…

  14. Diagnostic validity of the chemiluminescent method compared to polymerase chain reaction for hepatitis B virus detection in the routine clinical diagnostic laboratory

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    Khadem-Ansari, Mohammad-Hassan; Omrani, Mir-Davood; Rasmi, Yousef; Ghavam, Arsalan

    2014-01-01

    Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most common significant chronic viral infection world-wide. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) has been the principal target for laboratory testing to identify active infection by HBV. We aimed to find out diagnostic validity of the Liaison chemiluminescent method compared to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for HBV detection in the routine clinical diagnostic laboratory. Materials and Methods: From 350 patients suspicious of having infection with HBV, serum samples were separated and used for testing HBsAg by two methods of Liaison chemiluminescent immunoassay, with HBsAg confirmatory test and PCR method. Results: According to the PCR results as assumed as gold standard method with 100% sensitivity and specificity, detection rate sensitivity of chemiluminescent with confirmatory test was 96% and its specificity was 100%, and for chemiluminescent without confirmatory test sensitivity and specificity were 100% and 70%, respectively. Also for chemiluminescent with confirmatory test, positive predictive value (PPV) was 100% and its negative predictive value (NPV) was 97%, compared to chemiluminescent without confirmatory test with PPV and NPV equal to 71% and 100%, respectively. Conclusions: It is possible to conclude that in the majority of the HBV cases, the diagnostic value of chemiluminescent method compared to the PCR method is acceptable, except in low indexes positive cases that need further investigation with the PCR method. PMID:24949287

  15. Method of generating chemiluminescent light

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    Spurlin, S.R.; Yeung, E.S.

    1986-03-11

    A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction that generates chemiluminescent light and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction. 4 figs.

  16. Enhancement of the Chemiluminescence Response of Enzymatic Reactions by Plasmonic Surfaces for Biosensing Applications

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    Abel, Biebele; Odukoya, Babatunde; Mohammed, Muzaffer; Aslan, Kadir

    2015-01-01

    We report the enhancement of chemiluminescence response of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) in bioassays by plasmonic surfaces, which are comprised of (i) silver island films (SIFs) and (ii) metal thin films (silver, gold, copper, and nickel, 1 nm thick) deposited onto glass slides. A model bioassay, based on the interactions of avidin-modified HRP with a monolayer of biotinylated poly(ethylene-glycol)-amine, was employed to evaluate the ability of plasmonic surfaces to enhance chemiluminescence response of HRP. Chemiluminescence response of HRP in model bioassays were increased up to ~3.7-fold as compared to the control samples (i.e. glass slides without plasmonic nanoparticles), where the largest enhancement of the chemiluminescence response was observed on SIFs with high loading. These findings allowed us to demonstrate the use of SIFs (high loading) for the detection of a biologically relevant target protein (glial fibrillary acidic protein or GFAP), where the chemiluminescence response of the standard bioassay for GFAP was enhanced up to ~50% as compared to bioassay on glass slides. PMID:26582101

  17. Label-free, sensitivity detection of fibrillar fibrin using gold nanoparticle-based chemiluminescence system.

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    Zhang, Yuanfu; Liu, Jifeng; Liu, Ting; Li, Haibo; Xue, Qingwang; Li, Rui; Wang, Lei; Yue, Qiaoli; Wang, Shuhao

    2016-03-15

    A novel, label-free, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-based chemiluminescence assay has been developed for the detection of fibrillar fibrin. The method relied on the interaction of fibrinogen (Fib) with AuNPs and the aggregated AuNPs induce a strong luminol-H2O2 chemiluminesecence (CL) signal. We prepared the 12-nm-diameter AuNPs which well dispersed in the solution. Fib was absorbed on the surface of AuNPs against the aggregation of AuNPs in 1.0M NaCl. Otherwise, Fib was catalyzed to form fibrillar fibrin in the presence of thrombin. The fibrin induced AuNPs aggregated in the presence of NaCl solution. The catalytic activity of aggregated AuNPs on the luminol-H2O2 CL reaction is greatly enhanced. This allows us to utilize the luminol-H2O2 CL system for quantitative analysis of thrombin, which was used to denote fibrosis degree of Fib. The assay showed a linear toward fibrillar fibrin concentration in the range of 2.7×10(-15)-2.7×10(-13)M with a correlation of 0.9920. The limit of detection for fibrin was experimentally determined to be 1fM, based on a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of 3. Relative to conventional methods, this method offers the advantages of higher sensitivity and selectivity and lower cost, showing great potential for medical diagnosis. PMID:26397422

  18. Chemiluminescence in the reaction of ozone with 6-methyluracil in aqueous solutions

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    Zimin, Yu. S.; Khairullina, L. R.; Kutlugil'dina, G. G.; Mustafin, A. G.

    2015-12-01

    Chemiluminescence in the visible part of the spectrum during the oxidation of 6-methyluracil with ozone in aqueous solutions was found. The kinetics of variation of the luminescence intensity was studied in the temperature range 287-333 K, and the activation parameters of the process were determined.

  19. Chemiluminescent determination of 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin and 1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin in water and in air

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    Pilipenko, A.T.; Zui, O.V.; Terletskaya, A.V.

    1986-10-10

    It was found that 1,3-dichloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DCDH) and 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethyl-hydantoin (DBDH) react with luminol in aqueous solutions and in organic solvents giving luminous radiation. The optimal conditions for the reaction have been found. A chemiluminescent method was developed for the determination of micro-quantities of DCDH and DBDH in aqueous solutions with detection limits of 0.2 and 4 ng/ml, respectively. The method was used for the analysis of the DBDH content in water and in air in production premises.

  20. Highly sensitive chemiluminescent detection of lead ion based on its displacement of potassium in G-Quadruplex DNAzyme.

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    Wang, Hong; Wang, Dong Mei; Huang, Cheng Zhi

    2015-08-21

    A simple and highly sensitive method for detecting lead ion (Pb(2+)) in biosamples was developed based on its displacement of potassium in G-Quadruplex DNAzyme, which can catalyze the luminol-H2O2 chemiluminescence (CL) reaction. By introducing a G-rich DNA sequence, PS2.M, which can fold into a G-quadruplex when binding with hemin in the presence of K(+) and act as a superior horseradish peroxidase (HRP) mimicking-enzyme, we found this DNAzyme can effectively catalyze the H2O2-mediated oxidation of luminol, resulting in strong CL emission. The K(+)-stabilized G-quadruplex, upon the addition of Pb(2+), is transformed into a Pb(2+)-stabilized G-quadruplex with higher stability but poor DNAzyme activity, sharply decreasing the CL readout signal. With this, a simple and sensitive detection method for Pb(2+) in biosamples such as human hairs was developed with a linear range of 0.4-10 nM Pb(2+) and a limit of detection (3?) of 0.06 nM. Owing to the introduction of G-quadruplex DNAzyme, which was employed not only as a sensing unit but also as a catalyst in the chemiluminescent assay, this method holds great potential for clinical plumbism diagnosis by testing hair. PMID:26165488

  1. Very low pressure reactor chemiluminescence studies on N atom reactions with CHCl sub 3 and CDCl sub 3

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    Jeoung, Sae Chae, Choo, Kwang Yul ); Benson, S.W. )

    1991-09-19

    Ground-state (N(S{sup 4})) nitrogen atom reactions with chloroform-h and chloroform-d were studied by using the VLPR technique at room temperature. Relative N atom concentrations were monitored via mass spectrometry, and their absolute values were determined by the chemical titration reaction with nitric oxide. It was possible to obtain a more accurate constant for the bimolecular reaction: N + NO {yields} N{sub 2} + O, k{sub NO} = (2.4 {plus minus} 0.2) {times} 10{sup {minus}11} cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1} at 298 {Kappa}. N atom decay in the presence of CHCl{sub 3} and CDCl{sub 3} was found to have an apparent induction period and to have a large isotope effect. Chemiluminescence signals emitted from the reactor in the range of 300-600 nm were also observed, and identified as coming from the excited CN radical. The detailed study of reaction products, intermediates, N atom decay kinetics, and chemiluminescence signals are interpreted by a slow reaction of C1 atoms with CHCl{sub 3} followed by fast branching chain reactions of N atoms with the intermediate radicals. A successful numerical simulation of the experimental results supports the suggested chain branching mechanism. The following rate constants were estimated from the experimental results: k{sub 1}(N + CHCl{sub 3} {yields} NCl + CHCl{sub 2}), 1.00 {times} 10{sup {minus}16}, k{sub 2}(N + NCl {yields} N + Cl), 2.57 {times} 10{sup {minus}11}, K{sub 3}(Cl + CHCl{sub 3} {yields} HCl + CCl{sub 3}), 3.70 {times} 10{sup {minus}14}, k{sub 3D}(Cl + CDCl{sub 3} {yields} DCl + CCl{sub 3}), 0.95 {times} 10{sup {minus}14}, and k{sub 7}(N + CCl {yields} CN(B{sup 2}{Sigma}{sup +}{sub u}) + Cl), 5.70 {times} 10{sup {minus}13}, all in the units of cm{sup 3} molecule{sup {minus}1} s{sup {minus}1}.

  2. Apparatus for use in sulfide chemiluminescence detection

    DOEpatents

    Spurlin, Stanford R. (Ames, IA); Yeung, Edward S. (Ames, IA)

    1987-01-01

    A method of chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction.

  3. Apparatus for use in sulfide chemiluminescence detection

    DOEpatents

    Spurlin, S.R.; Yeung, E.S.

    1987-01-06

    A method is described for chemiluminescently determining a sulfide which is either hydrogen sulfide or methyl mercaptan by reacting the sulfide with chlorine dioxide at low pressure and under conditions which allow a longer reaction time in emission of a single photon for every two sulfide containing species, and thereafter, chemiluminescently detecting and determining the sulfide. The invention also relates not only to the detection method, but the novel chemical reaction and a specifically designed chemiluminescence detection cell for the reaction. 4 figs.

  4. Molecular beam chemiluminescence studies of the NO + O/sub 3/ reaction and modeling of global NO/sub 2/ distribution

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    Kowalczyk, M.

    1980-11-01

    The results of a crossed molecular beam study of the chemiluminescent reaction NO + 0/sub 3/ ..-->.. NO/sub 2/ + 0/sub 2/ are discussed. The chemiluminescence as a function of collision energy and an excitation function were obtained using a translationally cooled supersonic NO beam. An investigation into the role of the internal energy states using an effusive NO beam and a supersonic O/sub 3/ beam has been presented. The results show that chemiluminescence enhancement occurs when high and low temperature NO experiments are compared. The role that other energy modes may have is discussed. The observed enhancement is consistent with the concept that the chemiluminescence cross section increases with NO molecular rotation for low J states. The second part discusses the role of NO/sub 2/ in preserving a global ozone balance. NO/sub 2/ vertical profiles based on Noxon's (1979) column measurements were derived. The method of instantaneous rates was used to calculate the rate of ozone production and destruction by O/sub x/ and NO/sub x/ on a grid that covered the entire globe. The results were presented as a function of altitude and latitude in contour plots.

  5. Stimulus-response mesoporous silica nanoparticle-based chemiluminescence biosensor for cocaine determination.

    PubMed

    Chen, Zhonghui; Tan, Yue; Xu, Kefeng; Zhang, Lan; Qiu, Bin; Guo, Longhua; Lin, Zhenyu; Chen, Guonan

    2016-01-15

    Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) based controlled release system had been coupled with diverse detection technologies to establish biosensors for different targets. Chemiluminescence (CL) system of luminol/H2O2 owns the characters of simplicity, low cost and high sensitivity, but the targets of which are mostly focused on some oxidants or which can participate in a chemical reaction that yields a product with a role in the CL reaction. In this study, chemiluminescent detection technique had been coupled with mesoporous silica-based controlled released system for the first time to develop a sensitive biosensor for the target which does not cause effect to the CL system itself. Cocaine had been chosen a model target, the MSN support was firstly loaded with glucose, then the positively charged MSN interacted with negatively charged oligonucleotides (the aptamer cocaine) to close the mesopores of MSN. At the present of target, cocaine binds with its aptamer with high affinity; the flexible linear aptamer structured will become stems structured through currently well-defined non-Waston-Crick interactions and causes the releasing of entrapped glucose into the solution. With the assistant of glucose oxidase (GOx), the released glucose can react with the dissolved oxgen to produce gluconic acid and H2O2, the latter can enhance the CL of luminol in the NaOH solution. The enhanced CL intensity has a relationship with the cocaine concentration in the range of 5.0-60?M with the detection limit of 1.43?M. The proposed method had been successfully applied to detect cocaine in serum samples with high selectivity. The same strategy can be applied to develop biosensors for different targets. PMID:26278045

  6. In vitro assessment of phagocytosis: Interspecies comparison of chemiluminescence response.

    PubMed

    Verdier, F; Condevaux, F; Tedone, R; Virat, M; Descotes, J

    1993-07-01

    Phagocytosis is a major component of the host's defences against pathogens. Particulate or soluble stimuli trigger the intracellular respiratory burst in activated phagocytes which can be measured in vitro by the luminol-enhanced chemiluminescent response. In this study, the phagocytic capacity of peripheral blood leucocytes was assayed using chemiluminescence and preliminary in vitro activation by phorbol myristate acetate, opsonized zymosan or latex beads. Leucocytes from rats, mini-pigs, dogs, monkeys and humans were preincubated for 2 hr with either doxycycline (0, 2 and 50 mug/ml) (n = 5) or lead acetate (0, 2 and 20 mug/ml) (n = 5), both compounds impairing phagocytosis. Whatever the species and the activator used, a similar dose-dependent decrease in chemiluminescence response was observed with either doxycycline or lead acetate, showing that the results can be extrapolated between species and to humans. The chemiluminescence assay is proposed as a tool for assessment of the safety of drugs and chemicals. PMID:20732208

  7. [Determination of micro amounts of zinc in medicinal herbs using the chemiluminescence quenching method].

    PubMed

    Wang, B; Pang, Z

    1990-04-01

    This paper is based on the principle that the relative luminous strength of luminol-H2O2-Co2+ chemiluminescence quenching is extinguished by zinc. The contents of zinc in Flos Carthami, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae, Radix Ginseng and Fructus Lycii were measured in optimol experimental conditions. PMID:2206375

  8. Evaluation of serum antioxidant activity in patients with liver pathology by the chemiluminescent method.

    PubMed

    Titov, V N; Sazhina, N N

    2014-12-01

    Total antioxidant activity of the serum in patients with liver pathology was assessed by two chemiluminescent methods based on different models of free radical oxidation: Hb-H2O2-luminol and ABAP-luminol. Comparative analysis showed a significant, but not high correlation of the results (r=0.798), which can be explained by different mechanisms of induction of free radicals and effects of various serum components (proteins and bilirubin) on the initiation process. The influence of aphysiological concentration of analyzed values manifested in the Hb-H2O2 model. Disagreement between the results of measurements was more pronounced in patients with abnormally high serum bilirubin content. The results suggested that ABAP-luminol chemiluminescent model is more preferable for evaluation of antioxidant activity in clinical practice. PMID:25432290

  9. Production and chemiluminescent free radical reactions of glyoxal in lipid peroxidation of linoleic acid by the ligninolytic enzyme, manganese peroxidase.

    PubMed

    Watanabe, T; Shirai, N; Okada, H; Honda, Y; Kuwahara, M

    2001-12-01

    Glyoxal is a key compound involved in glyoxal oxidase (GLOX)-dependent production of glyoxylate, oxalate and H2O2 by lignin-degrading basidiomycetes. In this paper, we report that glyoxal was produced from a metabolite of ligninolytic fungi, linoleic acid, by manganese peroxidase (MnP)-dependent lipid peroxidation. In the absence of the parent substrate of linoleic acid, the dialdehyde was oxidized by MnP and Mn(III) chelate to start free radical reactions with emission of chemiluminescence at 700-710 nm. The spectroscopic profile of the light emission is distinguishable from (a) singlet oxygen, (b) triplet carbonyls from dioxetane and alpha-hydroxyperoxyl radicals, and (c) biacyl triplet formed by the coupling of two acyl radicals. The photon emission of glyoxal by MnP was activated by co-oxidation of tartrate. The MnP-dependent oxidation of glyoxal in tartrate buffers continued for 10 days without addition of exogenous H2O2. The importance of these results is discussed in relation to the free radical chemistry of lignin biodegradation by wood rot fungi. PMID:11733005

  10. Simple chamber facilitates chemiluminescent detection of bacteria

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    Marts, E. C.; Wilkins, J. R.

    1970-01-01

    Test chamber enables rapid estimation of bacteria in a test sample through the reaction of luminol and an oxidant with the cytochrome C portion of certain species of bacteria. Intensity of the light emitted in the reaction is a function of the specific bacteria in the test sample.

  11. Chemiluminescence reaction kinetics-resolved multianalyte immunoassay strategy using a bispecific monoclonal antibody as the unique recognition reagent.

    PubMed

    Ouyang, Hui; Wang, Limin; Yang, Shijia; Wang, Wenwen; Wang, Lin; Liu, Fengquan; Fu, Zhifeng

    2015-03-01

    The multianalyte immunoassay (MIA) has attracted increasing attention due to its high sample throughput, short assay time, low sample consumption, and reduced overall cost. However, up to now, the reported MIA methods commonly require multiple antibodies since each antibody can recognize only one antigen. Herein, a novel bispecific monoclonal antibody (BsMcAb) that could bind methyl parathion and imidacloprid simultaneously was produced by a hybrid hybridomas strategy. A chemiluminescence (CL) reaction kinetics-resolved strategy was designed for MIA of methyl parathion and imidacloprid using the BsMcAb as the unique recognition reagent. Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were adopted as the signal probes to tag the haptens of the two pesticides due to their very different CL kinetic characteristics. After competitive immunoreactions, the HRP-tagged methyl parathion hapten and the ALP-tagged imidacloprid hapten were simultaneously bound to the BsMcAb since there were two different antigen-binding sites in it. Then, two CL reactions were simultaneously triggered by adding the CL coreactants, and the signals for methyl parathion and imidacloprid detections were collected at 0.6 and 1000 s, respectively. The linear ranges for methyl parathion and imidacloprid were both 1.0-500 ng/mL, with detection limits of 0.33 ng/mL (S/N = 3). The proposed method was successfully used to detect pesticides spiked in ginseng and American ginseng with acceptable recoveries of 80-118%. This proof-of-principle work demonstrated the feasibility of MIA using only one antibody. PMID:25622025

  12. Pervaporation-flow injection with chemiluminescence detection for determination of iodide in multivitamin tablets.

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    Nacapricha, D; Sangkarn, P; Karuwan, C; Mantim, T; Waiyawat, W; Wilairat, P; Cardwell, T; McKelvie, I D; Ratanawimarnwong, N

    2007-04-30

    This paper describes the use of a pervaporation (PV) technique in a flow injection (FI) system for selective improvement in iodide analysis. Iodide in the sample zone is oxidized to iodine, which permeates through a hydrophobic membrane. Detection of the diffused iodine is achieved using the chemiluminescent (CL) emission at 425nm that results from the reaction between iodine and luminol. The method was applied for the analysis of some pharmaceutical products, such as nuclear emergency tablets and multivitamin tablets. Ascorbic acid present in multivitamin samples interfered seriously with the analysis, and off-line sample treatment using anion exchange resin was employed to successfully remove ascorbic acid before the analysis. Ascorbic acid was flushed from the column using 0.4M sodium nitrate followed by elution of iodide with 2M sodium nitrate. The detection limit (3S.D.) of the system was 0.5mgl(-1), with reproducibility of 5.2% R.S.D. at 5mgl(-1). Sample throughput was determined as 30injectionsh(-1). There was good agreement between iodide concentrations from extracted samples determined using four different methods, i.e., PV-FI, gas diffusion-flow injection, potentiometry and ICP-MS. A comparison of the analytical features of the developed pervaporation system with these of the previously reported chemiluminescence gas diffusion-flow injection previously reported is also described. PMID:19071665

  13. Fiber-Optic Chemiluminescent Biosensors for Monitoring Aqueous Alcohols and Other Water Quality Parameters

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    Verostko, Charles E. (Inventor); Atwater, James E. (Inventor); Akse, James R. (Inventor); DeHart, Jeffrey L. (Inventor); Wheeler, Richard R. (Inventor)

    1998-01-01

    A "reagentless" chemiluminescent biosensor and method for the determination of hydrogen peroxide, ethanol and D-glucose in water is disclosed. An aqueous stream is basified by passing it through a solid phase base bed. Luminol is then dissolved in the basified effluent at a controlled rate. Oxidation of the luminol is catalyzed by the target chemical to produce emitted light. The intensity of the emitted light is detected as a measure of the target chemical concentration in the aqueous stream. The emitted light can be transmitted by a fiber optic bundle to a remote location from the aqueous stream for a remote reading of the target chemical concentration.

  14. Intricacies of Redoxome Function Demonstrated with a Simple In vitro Chemiluminescence Method, with Special Reference to Vitamin B12 as Antioxidant

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    Bøyum, A; Forstrøm, R J; Sefland, I; Sand, K L; Benestad, H B

    2014-01-01

    The homeostatic control of the redox system (the redoxome) in mammalian cells depends upon a large number of interacting molecules, which tend to buffer the electronegativity of cells against oxidants or reductants. Some of these components kill – at high concentration – microbes and by-stander normal cells, elaborated by professional phagocytes. We examined whether a simple, in vitro chemiluminescence set-up, utilizing redox components from human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and red blood cells (RBC), could clarify some unexplained workings of the redoxome. PMN or purified myeloperoxidase (MPO) triggers formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), quantified by light emission from oxidized luminol. Both PMN and RBC can generate abundant amounts of ROS, necessitating the presence of a high-capacity redoxome to keep the cellular electronegativity within physiological limits. We obtained proof-of-principle evidence that our assay could assess redox effects, but also demonstrated the intricacies of redox reactions. Simple dose–responses were found, as for the PMN proteins S100A9 (A9) and S100A8 (A8), and the system also revealed the reducing capacity of vitamin B12 (Cbl) and lutein. However, increased concentrations of oxidants in the assay mixture could decrease the chemiluminescence. Even more remarkable, A9 and NaOCl together stimulated the MPO response, but alone they inhibited MPO chemiluminescence. Biphasic responses were also recorded for some dose–response set-ups and are tentatively explained by a ‘balance hypothesis’ for the redoxome. PMID:25345916

  15. Emission spectroscopic properties of water soluble porphyrins in hydrogen peroxide chemiluminescence system with d- and f-electron metals

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    Staninski, Krzysztof; Kaczmarek, Ma?gorzata; Lis, Stefan; Elbanowski, Marian

    2003-02-01

    Two water-soluble porphyrins: 4,4',4'',4'''-(porphine-5,10,15,20-tetrayl)-tetrakis (benzoic acid) (TCPPH 2) and 4,4',4'',4'''-(porphine-5,10,15,20-tetrayl)-tetrakis (benzenesulfonic acid) (TSPPH 2) have been subjected to spectroscopic study in the presence of d-electron metals: Zn(II) and Cu(II) and f-electron metals: La(III), Eu(III), Gd (III) and Yb(III). Results of the spectrophotometric study have provided evidence proving the complexation of Cu(II) and Zn(II) cations by porphine in water solutions and the complexation of lanthanide ions exclusively by peripheral carboxyl and sulfonic groups. For the first time, chemiluminescence of the systems containing porphyrins has been measured without the use of strongly luminescent reagents such as TCPO or luminol. The emission spectra of the systems porphyrin/metal ion/H 2O 2 have been recorded and the quantum yield of their luminescence has been measured. The absorption spectra of the systems recorded before and after the reaction in the presence of hydrogen peroxide are identical, which means that the porphyrin ring does not undergo destruction. A significant similarity between the fluorescence and chemiluminescence spectra indicates a possibility of excitation of porphyrins and their complexes in the reaction with hydrogen peroxide.

  16. [Electro chemiluminescence immunoassay].

    PubMed

    Sano, M; Tatsumi, N

    1996-11-01

    Boehringer Mannheim is starting into a new age of immunoassay systems. A new immunoassay technology should allow the development of random access immunoassay analyzers with short incubation times. To satisfy the such matter, we have found a new technology ECL (Electro ChemiLuminescence). This technology has been licensed to Boehringer Mannheim by IGEN inc. (Maryland, USA). It's based on a microparticle solid phase coated streptavidin and a very promising complete new electro chemiluminescence technology. The ruthenium complex label used in the system will enables extremely stable reagents compared to enzyme conjugates. The test principle is the following : 1) pipette a sample, biotinylated antibodies, antibodies labeled ruthenium complex, and streptavidin coated microparticles into a reaction cup, 2) after incubation, the reaction mixture is aspirated into an electrochemical measuring cell, and unbound conjugate are washed away by tripropylamine (TPA) and a magnet, 3) by applying a potential to electrode, the ruthenium complex become to exciting stage, and the signal generation initiates. The analyzers using this technology have developed 2 type of fully automated instrument. The use of this new technology and these analyzers will make immunoassay analyses as convenient as clinical chemistry. PMID:8953939

  17. Chemiluminescence detection for microfluidic cloth-based analytical devices (?CADs).

    PubMed

    Guan, Wenrong; Zhang, Chunsun; Liu, Feifei; Liu, Min

    2015-10-15

    In this work, we report the first demonstration of chemiluminescence (CL) detection for microfluidic cloth-based analytical devices (?CADs). Wax screen-printing is used to make cloth channels or chambers, and enzyme-catalyzed CL reactions are imaged using an inexpensive charge coupled device (CCD). We first evaluate the relationship between the wicking rate and the length/width of cloth channel. For our device, the channel length and width between the loading and detection chambers are optimized to be 10mm and 3mm. Thus, the detection procedure can be accomplished in about 15s on a cloth-based device (15 × 30 mm(2)) by using 25-?L sample spotted on it. Next, several parameters affecting cloth-based CL intensity are studied, including exposure time, pH, and concentrations of luminol and enzyme. Under optimal conditions, a linear relationship is obtained between CL intensity and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentrations in the range of 0.5-5mM with a detection limit of 0.46 mM. Finally, the utility of cloth-based CL is demonstrated for determination of H2O2 residues in meat samples. On our device, the chicken meat soaked for 6h with 3% H2O2 can be detected. Moreover, the supernatant of grinded meat sample can be directly applied, without need for other treatments. We believe that ?CADs with CL detection could provide a new platform of rapid and low-cost assays for use in areas such as food detection and environmental monitoring. PMID:25974173

  18. Portable centrifugal analyzer for the determination of rapid reaction kinetics

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    Bostick, W.D.; Bauer, M.L.; McCracken, R.; Mrochek, J.E.

    1980-02-01

    A portable centrifugal analyzer prototype is capable of rapidly initiating reactions and monitoring 17 optical channels as they rotate past a stationary photodetector. An advanced rotor drive permits transfer of discretely loaded sample and reagent into a cuvette within 60 ms. Various rotor designs have been employed to ensure effieicnt mixing concurrent with solution transfer, thus permitting absorbance or luminescence measurements to be made almost immediately after solution contract. Dye-dillution studies have been used to investigate transfer and mixing efficiencies. Rotor designs with parallel access for sample and reagent into the cuvette were found to promote efficient mixing during liquid transfer. The hypochlorite-luminol chemiluminescent reaction served to demonstrate the utility of the system for performing rapid kinetic analyses. Appropriate adjustment of reaction conditions allows first-order reaction half-lives as short as 0.04 s to be measured. 13 figures, 3 tables.

  19. Study of the H + O + M reaction forming OH{sup *}: Kinetics of OH{sup *} chemiluminescence in hydrogen combustion systems

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    Kathrotia, T.; Riedel, U.; Fikri, M.; Bozkurt, M.; Hartmann, M.; Schulz, C.

    2010-07-15

    The temporal variation of OH{sup *} (A{sup 2}{sigma}{sup +}) chemiluminescence in hydrogen oxidation chemistry has been studied in a shock tube behind reflected shock waves at temperatures of 1400-3300 K and at a pressure of 1 bar. The aim of the present work is to obtain a validated reaction scheme to describe OH{sup *} formation in the H{sub 2}/O{sub 2} system. Temporal OH{sup *} emission profiles and ignition delay times for lean and stoichiometric H{sub 2}/O{sub 2} mixtures diluted in 97-98% argon were obtained from the shock-tube experiments. Based on a literature review for the hydrogen combustion system, the key reaction considered was H + O + M = OH{sup *} + M. The temperature dependence of the measured peak OH{sup *} emission from the shock tube and the peak OH{sup *} concentration from a homogeneous closed reactor model are compared. Based on these results a reaction rate coefficient of k{sub 1} = (1.5 {+-} 0.4) x 10{sup 13} exp(-25 kJ mol{sup -1}/RT) cm{sup 6} mol{sup -2} s{sup -1} was found for the forward reaction which is slightly higher than the rate coefficient suggested by Hidaka et al. (1982). The comparison of measured and simulated absolute concentrations shows good agreement. Additionally, a one-dimensional laminar premixed low-pressure flame calculation was performed for where absolute OH{sup *} concentration measurements have been reported by Smith et al. (2005). The absolute peak OH{sup *} concentration is fairly well reproduced if the above mentioned rate coefficient is used in the simulation. (author)

  20. MOBILE SOURCE NOX MONITOR, HYDROGEN-ATOM DIRECT CHEMILUMINESCENCE METHOD

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    An analyzer was developed for measuring motor vehicle NOx (NO and NO2) emissions based on the chemiluminescence reaction of NO and NO2 with hydrogen atoms. This eliminated the need for an NO2 to NO converter as required with ozone chemiluminescence for NOx analysis. The hydrogen-...

  1. A hot-spot-active magnetic graphene oxide substrate for microRNA detection based on cascaded chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer

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    Bi, Sai; Chen, Min; Jia, Xiaoqiang; Dong, Ying

    2015-02-01

    Herein, a cascaded chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (C-CRET) process was demonstrated from horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme-catalyzed luminol-H2O2 to fluorescein and further to graphene oxide (GO) when HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein was in close proximity to the GO surface. The proposed C-CRET system was successfully implemented to construct three modes of C-CRET hot-spot-active substrates (modes I, II and III) by covalently immobilizing HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein-labeled hairpin DNAs (hot-spot-generation probes) on magnetic GO (MGO), resulting in a signal ``off'' state due to the quenching of the luminol/H2O2/HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein CRET system by GO. Upon the introduction of microRNA-122 (miRNA-122), the targets (mode I) or the new triggers that were generated through a strand displacement reaction (SDR) initiated by miRNA-122 (modes II and III) hybridized with the loop domains of hairpin probes on MGO to form double-stranded (modes I and II) or triplex-stem structures (mode III), causing an ``open'' configuration of the hairpin probe and a CRET signal ``on'' state, thus achieving sensitive and selective detection of miRNA-122. More importantly, the substrate exhibited excellent controllability, reversibility and reproducibility through SDR and magnetic separation (modes II and III), especially sequence-independence for hairpin probes in mode III, holding great potential for the development of a versatile platform for optical biosensing.Herein, a cascaded chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (C-CRET) process was demonstrated from horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme-catalyzed luminol-H2O2 to fluorescein and further to graphene oxide (GO) when HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein was in close proximity to the GO surface. The proposed C-CRET system was successfully implemented to construct three modes of C-CRET hot-spot-active substrates (modes I, II and III) by covalently immobilizing HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein-labeled hairpin DNAs (hot-spot-generation probes) on magnetic GO (MGO), resulting in a signal ``off'' state due to the quenching of the luminol/H2O2/HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein CRET system by GO. Upon the introduction of microRNA-122 (miRNA-122), the targets (mode I) or the new triggers that were generated through a strand displacement reaction (SDR) initiated by miRNA-122 (modes II and III) hybridized with the loop domains of hairpin probes on MGO to form double-stranded (modes I and II) or triplex-stem structures (mode III), causing an ``open'' configuration of the hairpin probe and a CRET signal ``on'' state, thus achieving sensitive and selective detection of miRNA-122. More importantly, the substrate exhibited excellent controllability, reversibility and reproducibility through SDR and magnetic separation (modes II and III), especially sequence-independence for hairpin probes in mode III, holding great potential for the development of a versatile platform for optical biosensing. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Sequences of RNA and DNA used in this study, relationship of the proposed three modes, CRET mechanism of the luminol/H2O2/HRP-mimicking DNAzyme/fluorescein system, calculation of the surface coverage of hairpin probe I-1 on MGO, control experiment, comparison between different modes for microRNA detection, and advantages of the proposed strategy. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr06603k

  2. Study on the proteins-luminol binding by use of luminol as a fluorescence probe

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    He, Xili; Song, Zhenghua

    2013-10-01

    In this paper, a new mathematical equation of lg(F0 - F)/F = 1/nlg[P] + 1/nlgKa, which was used to obtain interaction parameters (the binding constant Ka and the number of binding sites n) between the protein and the small molecule ligand by using the ligand as a fluorescence (FL) probe, was constructed for the first time. The interaction parameters between myoglobin, catalase, lysozyme, bovine serum albumin (BSA) and luminol were obtained by this equation with luminol used as a FL probe, showing that the binding constants Ka were 8.78 × 105, 4.47 × 105, 4.21 × 104 and 3.95 × 104 respectively, and the number of binding sites n approximately equaled to 1.0 for myoglobin, catalase, and 2.0 for lysozyme, BSA. The interactions of ferritin, ovalbumin, aldolase, chymotrypsinogen and ribonuclease with luminol were also studied by this method. The binding constants Ka were at 104-105 level, and the number of binding sites n mostly approximately equaled to 2.0. The binding ability of luminol to the studied proteins followed the pattern: myoglobin > aldolase > ferritin > ovalbumin > catalase > ribonuclease > lysozyme > BSA > chymotrypsinoge.

  3. Applications of Chemiluminescence in the Teaching of Experimental Design

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    Krawczyk, Tomasz; Slupska, Roksana; Baj, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    This work describes a single-session laboratory experiment devoted to teaching the principles of factorial experimental design. Students undertook the rational optimization of a luminol oxidation reaction, using a two-level experiment that aimed to create a long-lasting bright emission. During the session students used only simple glassware and…

  4. Balancing single- and multi-reference correlation in the chemiluminescent reaction of dioxetanone using the anti-Hermitian contracted Schrödinger equation

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    Greenman, Loren; Mazziotti, David A.

    2011-05-01

    Direct computation of energies and two-electron reduced density matrices (2-RDMs) from the anti-Hermitian contracted Schrödinger equation (ACSE) [D. A. Mazziotti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 143002 (2006)], it is shown, recovers both single- and multi-reference electron correlation in the chemiluminescent reaction of dioxetanone especially in the vicinity of the conical intersection where strong correlation is important. Dioxetanone, the light-producing moiety of firefly luciferin, efficiently converts chemical energy into light by accessing its excited-state surface via a conical intersection. Our previous active-space 2-RDM study of dioxetanone [L. Greenman and D. A. Mazziotti, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 164110 (2010)] concluded that correlating 16 electrons in 13 (active) orbitals is required for realistic surfaces without correlating the remaining (inactive) orbitals. In this paper we pursue two complementary goals: (i) to correlate the inactive orbitals in 2-RDMs along dioxetanone's reaction coordinate and compare these results with those from multireference second-order perturbation theory (MRPT2) and (ii) to assess the size of the active space—the number of correlated electrons and orbitals—required by both MRPT2 and ACSE for accurate energies and surfaces. While MRPT2 recovers very different amounts of correlation with (4,4) and (16,13) active spaces, the ACSE obtains a similar amount of correlation energy with either active space. Nevertheless, subtle differences in excitation energies near the conical intersection suggest that the (16,13) active space is necessary to determine both energetic details and properties. Strong electron correlation is further assessed through several RDM-based metrics including (i) total and relative energies, (ii) the von Neumann entropy based on the 1-electron RDM, as well as the (iii) infinity and (iv) squared Frobenius norms based on the cumulant 2-RDM.

  5. Balancing single- and multi-reference correlation in the chemiluminescent reaction of dioxetanone using the anti-Hermitian contracted Schroedinger equation

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    Greenman, Loren; Mazziotti, David A.

    2011-05-07

    Direct computation of energies and two-electron reduced density matrices (2-RDMs) from the anti-Hermitian contracted Schroedinger equation (ACSE) [D. A. Mazziotti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 143002 (2006)], it is shown, recovers both single- and multi-reference electron correlation in the chemiluminescent reaction of dioxetanone especially in the vicinity of the conical intersection where strong correlation is important. Dioxetanone, the light-producing moiety of firefly luciferin, efficiently converts chemical energy into light by accessing its excited-state surface via a conical intersection. Our previous active-space 2-RDM study of dioxetanone [L. Greenman and D. A. Mazziotti, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 164110 (2010)] concluded that correlating 16 electrons in 13 (active) orbitals is required for realistic surfaces without correlating the remaining (inactive) orbitals. In this paper we pursue two complementary goals: (i) to correlate the inactive orbitals in 2-RDMs along dioxetanone's reaction coordinate and compare these results with those from multireference second-order perturbation theory (MRPT2) and (ii) to assess the size of the active space--the number of correlated electrons and orbitals--required by both MRPT2 and ACSE for accurate energies and surfaces. While MRPT2 recovers very different amounts of correlation with (4,4) and (16,13) active spaces, the ACSE obtains a similar amount of correlation energy with either active space. Nevertheless, subtle differences in excitation energies near the conical intersection suggest that the (16,13) active space is necessary to determine both energetic details and properties. Strong electron correlation is further assessed through several RDM-based metrics including (i) total and relative energies, (ii) the von Neumann entropy based on the 1-electron RDM, as well as the (iii) infinity and (iv) squared Frobenius norms based on the cumulant 2-RDM.

  6. [Modification of phagocytic microbicide function by antifungal agents--measuring luminol enhanced chemoluminescence in full blood].

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    Wilhelm, L; Wilhelm, E; Thomas, H; Bernhardt, H

    1996-01-01

    Fungus infections are becoming more important in surgical intensive medicine, and various preparations are now available to treat them. The goal of our investigations was to determine the influence of the antimycotics in current use on the microbicide phagocytic function by measuring chemiluminescence. To this end the luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence in whole blood samples from a total of 29 healthy donors was measured with a LKB 1251 Luminometer after stimulation with zymosan or a Canadida albicans preparation. We tested the substances amphotericin B, flucytosin (Ancotil), fluconazol (Diflucan) and itraconazol (Sempera), each in three different concentrations within the recommended dose range and compared the results with those in an untreated sample. For the insertions of amphotericin B or intraconazol after zymosan stimulation no significant differences in the measurements were found (50.84 vs 47.99 mV and 46.10 vs 47.89 mV) compared with the blank test. Similar situations revealed by the tests with C. albicans administration (15.21 vs 12.35 mV and 11.16 vs 11.91 mV). However, the tests with flucytosin in the higher concentration range, after stimulation with either zymosan or C. albicans, evidenced a significant reduction in the measurements (34.70 vs 52.74 mV, P<0.005, and 10.98 vs 14.57 mV, P<0.01). The tests with fluconazol showed a decrease of the chemiluminescence exclusively for the highest concentration in the C. albicans group (14.36 vs 17.20 mV, P<0.005). Our results indicate a negative influence of the phagocytes on the oxidative metabolism especially with flucytosin in the higher concentrations. This emphatically confirms demands for exact indications and dosage of antimycotics and their correct administration. PMID:8649130

  7. Chemiluminescence of indole and its derivatives

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    Vasil'ev, Rostislav F.; Trofimov, A. V.; Tsaplev, Yuri B.

    2010-02-01

    The results of studies on chemiluminescence of indole and its derivatives are critically analyzed. It is shown that chemical transformations of indoles lead, depending on the structure and experimental conditions, to various electronically excited products and emission of light. Many reactions considered are used as a basis for highly sensitive methods for detection of indoles in biology, medicine, ecology and forensics.

  8. A Chemiluminescence Detector for Ozone Measurement.

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    Carroll, H.; And Others

    An ozone detector was built and evaluated for its applicability in smog chamber studies. The detection method is based on reaction of ozone with ethylene and measurement of resultant chemiluminescence. In the first phase of evaluation, the detector's response to ozone was studied as a function of several instrument parameters, and optimum…

  9. Tested Demonstrations. A Chemiluminescence Demonstration - Oxalyl Chloride Oxidation.

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    Gilber, George L., Ed.

    1979-01-01

    This inexpensive, effective chemiluminescence demonstration requires minimal preparation. It is based on the oxidation of oxalyl chloride by hydrogen peroxide in the presence of an appropriate fluorescent sensitizer. The reaction mechanism is not completely understood. (BB)

  10. Biological water quality monitoring using chemiluminescent and bioluminescent techniques

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    Thomas, R. R.

    1978-01-01

    Automated chemiluminescence and bioluminescence sensors were developed for the continuous monitoring of microbial levels in water supplies. The optimal chemical procedures were determined for the chemiluminescence system to achieve maximum sensitivity. By using hydrogen peroxide, reaction rate differentiation, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), and carbon monoxide pretreatments, factors which cause interference were eliminated and specificity of the reaction for living and dead bacteria was greatly increased. By employing existing technology with some modifications, a sensitive and specific bioluminescent system was developed.

  11. Tyrosine-Specific Chemical Modification with in Situ Hemin-Activated Luminol Derivatives.

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    Sato, Shinichi; Nakamura, Kosuke; Nakamura, Hiroyuki

    2015-11-20

    Tyrosine-specific chemical modification was achieved using in situ hemin-activated luminol derivatives. Tyrosine residues in peptide and protein were modified effectively with N-methylated luminol derivatives under oxidative conditions in the presence of hemin and H2O2. Both single and double modifications of the tyrosine residue occurred in the reaction of angiotensin II with N-methylated luminol derivative 9. Tyrosine-specific chemical modification of the model protein bovine serum albumin (BSA) revealed that the surface-exposed tyrosine residues were selectively modified with 9. We succeeded in the functionalization of several proteins using azide-conjugated compound 18 using alkyne-conjugated probes by copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) or dibenzocyclooctyne (DBCO)-mediated copper-free click chemistry. This tyrosine-specific modification was orthogonal to conventional lysine modification by N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester, and dual functionalization by fluorescence modification of tyrosine residues and PEG modification of lysine residues was achieved without affecting the modification efficiency. PMID:26356088

  12. Light emitting diode induced chemiluminescence and its application as a detector for high performance liquid chromatography.

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    Zhang, Xinfeng; Hu, Yiyu; Sun, Aimin; Lv, Yi; Hou, Xiandeng

    2009-12-18

    Some categories of compounds, including quinones, coumarins, flavins, and xanthene dyes, were found to produce strong chemiluminescence (CL) signals with luminol in sample solution under the irradiation of light emitting diodes (LED) with proper wavelengths. Based on this phenomenon, a compact photochemical reactor was constructed to develop a novel LED induced CL detector for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The effects of related parameters including LED wavelength, luminol concentration, flow rate, pH, and eluents of HPLC were investigated in detail. Under the optimized conditions, the limits of detections (LODs) were in the range of 0.2-80 ng mL(-1). The applications and accuracy of the proposed method were validated by analyzing food samples such as milk powder, beer, candy and beverage with satisfactory results. PMID:19922939

  13. Chemiluminescence during respiratory burst in nondiluted human blood can be enhanced by back-reflected photons

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    Novikov, Cyril N.; Vilenskaya, Natalia D.; Bulargina, Yulia; Voeikov, Vladimir L.

    1998-12-01

    We have demonstrated recently that luminol- or lucigenin- dependent chemiluminescence (LM-CL and LC-CL, respectively) registered from whole non-diluted blood may reach rather high intensities. Here we demonstrate, that parameters of both LM-CL and LC-CL in non-diluted human blood during RB development is influenced by a reflective screen of aluminum foil surrounding a test tube with a blood sample. Photons reflected back to a sample accelerate slowly developing and retard rapidly development RB. As demonstrated by histochemical NBT test, wrapping samples with blood in aluminum foil effected also the reductive neutrophil activity in. These results indicate that weak light fluxes generated in the course of RB may influence physiological processes in blood. They also provide the basis for an explanation for the phenomenon of the interaction two blood samples in one of which RB in the presence of luminol was stimulated through the optical channel previously reported by us.

  14. A High-Performance Liquid Chromatography:Chemiluminescence Method for Potential Determination of Vardenafil in Dietary Supplement

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    Di, Youjun; Zhao, Min; Nie, Yingchun; Wang, Fei; Lv, Jiagen

    2011-01-01

    A flow method of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) seperation and chemiluminescence (CL) detection for sensitive vardenafil analysis in dietary supplements was developed. The vardenafil separation was achieved on a C18 column at 30°C using ethanol-H3PO4 and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid disodium salt (Na2EDTA) aqueous solution (25?:?75, v/v%) as mobile phase. The followed continuous CL detection was conducted based on the strong CL enhancement by the presence of vardenafil to luminol-K3Fe(CN)6 reaction in alkaline medium. At the flow rate of 0.8?mL/min, the vardenafil retention time (tR) was 6.4 min. Factors that affected the HPLC resolution and CL detection were studied and optimized. The calibration curve obtained for vardenafil standard was linear in concentration range of 8.0 × 10?7 ~ 1.0 × 10?4?mol/L. The relative standard deviations (RSD) of intraday and interday precision were less than 3.5%. The proposed method was applied to the vardenafil determination in oral liquid, wine, and capsule samples. PMID:21331172

  15. Chemiluminescents Light Up the Night.

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    Dashiell, Judy

    1997-01-01

    Provides a general description of chemiluminescence and distinguishes between the two types of chemistry that contribute to our understanding of chemiluminescence: fluorescence and the excitation process. Presents an activity that explores the phenomenon. (DDR)

  16. A cascade amplification strategy based on rolling circle amplification and hydroxylamine amplified gold nanoparticles enables chemiluminescence detection of adenosine triphosphate.

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    Wang, Ping; Zhang, Tonghuan; Yang, Taoyi; Jin, Nan; Zhao, Yanjun; Fan, Aiping

    2014-08-01

    A highly sensitive and selective chemiluminescent (CL) biosensor for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) was developed by taking advantage of the ATP-dependent enzymatic reaction (ATP-DER), the powerful signal amplification capability of rolling circle amplification (RCA), and hydroxylamine-amplified gold nanoparticles (Au NPs). The strategy relies on the ability of ATP, a cofactor of T4 DNA ligase, to trigger the ligation-RCA reaction. In the presence of ATP, the T4 DNA ligase catalyzes the ligation reaction between the two ends of the padlock probe, producing a closed circular DNA template that initiates the RCA reaction with phi29 DNA polymerase and dNTP. Therein, many complementary copies of the circular template can be generated. The ATP-DER is eventually converted into a detectable CL signal after a series of processes, including gold probe hybridization, hydroxylamine amplification, and oxidative gold metal dissolution coupled with a simple and sensitive luminol CL reaction. The CL signal is directly proportional to the ATP level. The results showed that the detection limit of the assay is 100 pM of ATP, which compares favorably with those of other ATP detection techniques. In addition, by taking advantage of ATP-DER, the proposed CL sensing system exhibits extraordinary specificity towards ATP and could distinguish the target molecule ATP from its analogues. The proposed method provides a new and versatile platform for the design of novel DNA ligation reaction-based CL sensing systems for other cofactors. This novel ATP-DER based CL sensing system may find wide applications in clinical diagnosis as well as in environmental and biomedical fields. PMID:24899364

  17. Quinones as novel chemiluminescent probes for the sensitive and selective determination of biothiols in biological fluids.

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    Elgawish, Mohamed Saleh; Kishikawa, Naoya; Kuroda, Naotaka

    2015-11-23

    Altered plasma aminothiol concentrations are thought to be a valuable risk indicator and are interestingly utilized for routine clinical diagnosis and for the monitoring of various metabolic disorders and human diseases, and accordingly there is a need for an accurate and reliable assay capable of simultaneously determining aminothiols including glutathione (GSH), N-acetylcysteine (NAC), homocysteine (Hcys), and cysteine (Cys) in human plasma. Herein, a highly sensitive, selective, and very fast HPLC-chemiluminescence (HPLC-CL) coupled method is reported, exploiting for the first time the strong nucleophilicity and high reactivity of aminothiols toward quinones for a CL assay. The unique redox-cycling capability of quinone and/or Michael addition adducts, thioether-quinone conjugates, was utilized to establish a novel analytical method based on the reaction of adducts with dithiothreitol (DTT) to liberate reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are detected by using a luminol-CL assay. Specimen preparation involved the derivatization of aminothiols with menadione (MQ) for 5 minutes at room temperature. A unique green chemistry synthesis of thioether-quinones in HEPES buffer (pH 8.5) was introduced by using our reaction methodology without needing any hazardous organic solvent or catalyst. The aminothiol-MQ adducts were separated using solid-phase extraction followed by isocratic elution on an ODS column. Linearity was observed in the range of 2.5-500, 5-500, 10-1500, and 20-2000 nM with detection limits (S/N of 3) of 3.8, 4.2, 8, and 16 (fmol per injection) for GSH, NAC, Hcys, and Cys, respectively. The method was successfully applied for the selective determination of aminothiols in human plasma from healthy people and patients with rheumatic arthritis and diabetes mellitus. The obtained results postulated the usefulness of our method for investigating the relationship between aminothiol metabolism and related human disorders. PMID:26535414

  18. Intensification of chemiluminescence in the inhibited oxidation of oils

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    Nikolayevskii, A.N.; Filippenko, T.A.; Sergovskaya, T.S.

    1982-01-01

    Chemiluminescence is intensified upon the addition of inhibitors (phloroglucinol, p-phenylenediamine, hydroquinone) to oxidized sunflower oil. The formation of a further source of chemiluminescence is explained by reactions of the oxidized oil and the inhibitors. Oxidation initiated by azoisobutyronitrile of sunflower oil using atmospheric oxygen was performed at 70/sup 0/C in chlorobenzene solution; 9,10-dibromoanthracene was the luminescence activator. 4 figures.

  19. Review of Federal Reference Method for Ozone: Nitric Oxide-Chemiluminescence

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    •The proposed new FRM measurement principle for ozone is based on quantitative measurement of the chemiluminescence emission from the gas-phase reaction of ozone in an air sample with nitric oxide (NO).•The chemiluminescence from the NO-O3 reaction (with excess NO) is p...

  20. Theoretical study of the correlation between superoxide anion consumption and firefly luciferin chemiluminescence

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    Pinto da Silva, Luís; Esteves da Silva, Joaquim C. G.

    2013-07-01

    This is the first theoretical study of the relationship between superoxide anion and firefly chemiluminescence, in DMSO. Electron transfer reactions between luciferin dianionic/carbanionic/radical species and superoxide were studied in order see if an alternative explanation existed for the consumption of the latter species, without correlating it with a role on luciferin chemiluminescence. Despite the finding that luciferin may indeed inhibit the formation of the superoxide anion, no theoretical evidence was found that showed that this molecule is consumed in a non-chemiluminescence reaction. Therefore, it is concluded that the superoxide anion is indeed related to the firefly luciferin chemiluminescence.

  1. Chemiluminescence from the Ba(3P)+N2O-->BaO(A 1?+)+N2 reaction: Collision energy effects on the product rotational alignment and energy release

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    Rossa, Maximiliano; Rinaldi, Carlos A.; Ferrero, Juan C.

    2010-01-01

    Both fully dispersed unpolarized and polarized chemiluminescence spectra from the Ba(P3)+N2O reaction have been recorded under hyperthermal laser-ablated atomic beam-Maxwellian gas conditions at three specific average collision energies ?Ec? in the range of 4.82-7.47 eV. A comprehensive analysis of the whole data series suggests that the A ?1+?X ?1+ band system dominates the chemiluminescence. The polarization results revealed that the BaO(A ?1+) product rotational alignment is insensitive to its vibrational state ? ' at ?Ec?=4.82 eV but develops into an strong negative correlation between product rotational alignment and ?' at 7.47 eV. The results are interpreted in terms of a direct mechanism involving a short-range, partial electron transfer from Ba(P3) to N2O which is constrained by the duration of the collision, so that the reaction has a larger probability to occur when the collision time is larger than the time needed for N2O bending. The latter in turn determines that, at any given ?Ec?, collinear reactive intermediates are preferentially involved when the highest velocity components of the corresponding collision energy distributions are sampled. Moreover, the data at 4.82 eV suggest that a potential barrier to reaction which favors charge transfer to bent N2O at chiefly coplanar geometries is operative for most of the reactive trajectories that sample the lowest velocity components. Such a barrier would arise from the relevant ionic-covalent curve crossings occurring in the repulsive region of the covalent potential Ba(P3)⋯N2O(?1+); from this crossing the BaO(A ?1+) product may be reached through mixings in the exit channel with potential energy surfaces leading most likely to the spin-allowed b ?3 and a ?3+ products. The variation with increasing ?Ec? of both the magnitude of the average BaO(A ?1+) rotational alignment and the BaO(A ?1+) rovibrational excitation, as obtained from spectral simulations of the unpolarized chemiluminescence spectra, consistently points to additional dynamic factors, most likely the development of induced repulsive energy release as the major responsible for the angular momentum and energy disposal at the two higher ?Ec? studied. The results of a simplified version of the direct interaction with product repulsion-distributed as in photodissociation model do not agree with the observed average product rotational alignments, showing that a more realistic potential energy surface model will be necessary to explain the present results.

  2. CdS/MoS2 heterojunction-based photoelectrochemical DNA biosensor via enhanced chemiluminescence excitation.

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    Zang, Yang; Lei, Jianping; Hao, Qing; Ju, Huangxian

    2016-03-15

    This work developed a CdS/MoS2 heterojunction-based photoelectrochemical biosensor for sensitive detection of DNA under the enhanced chemiluminescence excitation of luminol catalyzed by hemin-DNA complex. The CdS/MoS2 photocathode was prepared by the stepwise assembly of MoS2 and CdS quantum dots (QDs) on indium tin oxide (ITO), and achieved about 280% increasing of photocurrent compared to pure CdS QDs electrode due to the formation of heterostructure. High photoconversion efficiency in the photoelectrochemical system was identified to be the rapid spatial charge separation of electron-hole pairs by the extension of electron transport time and electron lifetime. In the presence of target DNA, the catalytic hairpin assembly was triggered, and simultaneously the dual hemin-labeled DNA probe was introduced to capture DNA/CdS/MoS2 modified ITO electrode. Thus the chemiluminescence emission of luminol was enhanced via hemin-induced mimetic catalysis, leading to the physical light-free photoelectrochemical strategy. Under optimized conditions, the resulting photoelectrode was proportional to the logarithm of target DNA concentration in the range from 1fM to 100pM with a detection limit of 0.39fM. Moreover, the cascade amplification biosensor demonstrated high selectivity, desirable stability and good reproducibility, showing great prospect in molecular diagnosis and bioanalysis. PMID:26476013

  3. Detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) in coffee using chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) aptasensor.

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    Jo, Eun-Jung; Mun, Hyoyoung; Kim, Su-Ji; Shim, Won-Bo; Kim, Min-Gon

    2016-03-01

    We report a chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) aptasensor for the detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) in roasted coffee beans. The aptamer sequences used in this study are 5'-DNAzyme-Linker-OTA aptamer-3'-dabcyl. Dabcyl at the end of the OTA aptamer region plays as a quencher in CRET aptasensor. When hemin and OTA are added, the dabcyl-labeled OTA aptamer approaches to the G-quadruplex-hemin complex by formation of the G-quadruplex-OTA complex. The G-quadruplex-hemin complexes possess horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-like activity, and therefore, the HRP-mimicking DNAzyme (HRPzyme) catalyzes peroxidation in the presence of luminol and H2O2. Resonance energy transfer between luminol (donor) and dabcyl (acceptor) enables quenching of chemiluminescence signals. The signal decreases with increasing the concentration of OTA within the range of 0.1-100ngmL(-1) (limit of detection 0.22ngmL(-1)), and the level of recovery of the respective 1ngmL(-1) and 10ngmL(-1) spiked coffee samples was 71.5% and 93.3%. These results demonstrated the potential of the proposed method for OTA analysis in diverse foods. PMID:26471659

  4. FALL 2015 CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIA & CO-SPONSORED BY NCMN "Chemiluminescence and Chemiexcitation: the

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    Tsymbal, Evgeny Y.

    and bioluminescence has been extensively studied during the last few years. These processes are complicated and have picture of the chemiluminescent and bioluminescent reaction based on our MS-CASPT2/CASSCF and ab initio pathways of chemiluminescence and bioluminescence as well as their fundamental differences. Recent

  5. Sensitive and selective chemiluminescence assay for hydrogen peroxide in exhaled breath condensate using nanoparticle-based catalysis

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    Li, Xiaohua; Zhang, Zhujun; Tao, Liang; Gao, Miao

    2013-04-01

    The catalytic properties of cubiform Co3O4 nanoparticles, ?-Fe2O3 nanorods, and NiO nanoparticles were studied using both microarray method and FI-CL method. These nanoarticles exhibit high specific catalytic effects on the chemiluminescence (CL) reaction of the luminol-H2O2 system in alkaline solution compared with other common catalysts. A reaction mechanism is described. It provides new insights into the application of nanoparticle materials. The CL method based on the use of the Co3O4 nanoparticles is ultrasensitive and particularly selective. Therefore, it was applied to the analysis of H2O2 which can be determined in the concentration range from 1.0 nM to 1000 nM, with a detection limit of 0.3 nM. The relative standard deviation is 2.1% at 0.1 ?M of H2O2 (for n = 11). The method was successfully applied to the determination of trace quantities of H2O2 in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) where it is a mediator of oxidative stress and a promising biomarker for diagnosing. The assay requires a small sample and no incubation time, and has an analytical runtime of <1 min. It is timesaving and suitable for larger studies. The levels of H2O2 in EBC are found to be elevated in healthy subjects (average = 0.54 nM), rheum subjects (average = 0.24 nM), and feverish subjects (average = 0.16 nM). Our data suggested that the average H2O2 concentration of EBC from feverish subjects was significantly higher than healthy subjects and rheumatic subjects.

  6. Chemiluminescent detection of enzymatically produced hydrogen sulfide: substrate hydrogen bonding influences selectivity for H2S over biological thiols.

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    Bailey, T Spencer; Pluth, Michael D

    2013-11-01

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is now recognized as an important biological regulator and signaling agent that is active in many physiological processes and diseases. Understanding the important roles of this emerging signaling molecule has remained challenging, in part due to the limited methods available for detecting endogenous H2S. Here we report two reaction-based ChemiLuminescent Sulfide Sensors, CLSS-1 and CLSS-2, with strong luminescence responses toward H2S (128- and 48-fold, respectively) and H2S detection limits (0.7 ± 0.3, 4.6 ± 2.0 ?M, respectively) compatible with biological H2S levels. CLSS-2 is highly selective for H2S over other reactive sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen species (RSONS) including GSH, Cys, Hcy, S2O3(2–), NO2(–), HNO, ONOO(–), and NO. Despite its similar chemical structure, CLSS-1 displays lower selectivity toward amino acid-derived thiols than CLSS-2. The origin of this differential selectivity was investigated using both computational DFT studies and NMR experiments. Our results suggest a model in which amino acid binding to the hydrazide moiety of the luminol-derived probes provides differential access to the reactive azide in CLSS-1 and CLSS-2, thus eroding the selectivity of CLSS-1 for H2S over Cys and GSH. On the basis of its high selectivity for H2S, we used CLSS-2 to detect enzymatically produced H2S from isolated cystathionine ?-lyase (CSE) enzymes (p < 0.001) and also from C6 cells expressing CSE (p < 0.001). CLSS-2 can readily differentiate between H2S production in active CSE and CSE inhibited with ?-cyanoalanine (BCA) in both isolated CSE enzymes (p < 0.005) and in C6 cells (p < 0.005). In addition to providing a highly sensitive and selective reaction-based tool for chemiluminescent H2S detection and quantification, the insights into substrate–probe interactions controlling the selectivity for H2S over biologically relevant thiols may guide the design of other selective H2S detection scaffolds. PMID:24093945

  7. Fast determination of thiacloprid by photoinduced chemiluminescence.

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    Catalá-Icardo, Mónica; López-Paz, José Luis; Pérez-Plancha, Laura María

    2014-01-01

    A new and sensitive application of chemiluminescence detection has been developed for the determination of the pesticide thiacloprid in water. It was based on the on-line photoreaction of thiacloprid in a basic medium, with quinine acting as the sensitizer of the chemiluminescent response; cerium (IV) in sulfuric acid medium was used as the oxidant. High degrees of automation and reproducibility were achieved using a flow-injection analysis (FIA) manifold. The validation of the method was performed in terms of selectivity, linearity, limit of detection (LOD), precision, and accuracy. Liquid chromatography with ultraviolet (UV) detection was used as reference for mineral, tap, ground, and spring water samples. The proposed method is fast (with a throughput of 130 h(-1)), sensitive (LOD of 0.8 ng mL(-1) without preconcentration steps and of 0.08 ng mL(-1) with solid-phase extraction [SPE]), low cost, and possible to couple with separation methods for the simultaneous determination of other pesticides. The enhanced chemiluminescence intensity was linear with the thiacloprid concentration above the 2-80 and 80-800 ng mL(-1) ranges. A possible reaction mechanism is also discussed. PMID:25014719

  8. Phagocytic and chemiluminescent responses of mouse peritoneal macrophages to living and killed Salmonella typhimurium and other bacteria

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    Tomita, T.; Blumenstock, E.; Kanegasaki, S.

    1981-06-01

    In the presence of luminol, resident as well as thioglycolate-induced and immunized macrophages emitted chemiluminescence more efficiently when the cells were exposed to living Salmonella typhimurium than when they were exposed to the same bacterium killed by ultraviolet light or heat. This phenomenon was observed whether or not the bacterium was opsonized. The different response to living and killed bacteria was also found with Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus morganii, and Enterobacter aerogenes, but not with Shigella sonnei, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Propionibacterium acnes. The results suggest that macrophages respond better to living, motile bacteria than to nonmotile or killed bacteria. The experimental results obtained with motility mutants of S. typhimurium, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa confirm that macrophages exposed to the motile bacteria emit chemiluminescence more efficiently and ingest the motile bacteria at a much faster rate than the nonmotile bacteria.

  9. Flow injection analysis of organic peroxide explosives using acid degradation and chemiluminescent detection of released hydrogen peroxide.

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    Mahbub, Parvez; Zakaria, Philip; Guijt, Rosanne; Macka, Mirek; Dicinoski, Greg; Breadmore, Michael; Nesterenko, Pavel N

    2015-10-01

    The applicability of acid degradation of organic peroxides into hydrogen peroxide in a pneumatically driven flow injection system with chemiluminescence reaction with luminol and Cu(2+) as a catalyst (FIA-CL) was investigated for the fast and sensitive detection of organic peroxide explosives (OPEs). The target OPEs included hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD), triacetone triperoxide (TATP) and methylethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP). Under optimised conditions maximum degradations of 70% and 54% for TATP and HMTD, respectively were achieved at 162 µL min(-1), and 9% degradation for MEKP at 180 µL min(-1). Flow rates were precisely controlled in this single source pneumatic pressure driven multi-channel FIA system by model experiments on mixing of easily detectable component solutions. The linear range for detection of TATP, HMTD and H2O2 was 1-200 µM (r(2)=0.98-0.99) at both flow rates, while that for MEKP was 20-200 µM (r(2)=0.97) at 180 µL min(-1). The detection limits (LODs) obtained were 0.5 µM for TATP, HMTD and H2O2 and 10 µM for MEKP. The detection times varied from 1.5 to 3 min in this FIA-CL system. Whilst the LOD for H2O2 was comparable with those reported by other investigators, the LODs and analysis times for TATP and HMTD were superior, and significantly, this is the first time the detection of MEKP has been reported by FIA-CL. PMID:26078148

  10. Chemiluminescence and bioluminescence microbe detection

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    Taylor, R. E.; Chappelle, E.; Picciolo, G. L.; Jeffers, E. L.; Thomas, R. R.

    1978-01-01

    Automated biosensors for online use with NASA Water Monitoring System employs bioluminescence and chemiluminescence techniques to rapidly measure microbe contamination of water samples. System eliminates standard laboratory procedures requiring time duration of 24 hours or longer.

  11. CHEMILUMINESCENCE MEASUREMENT OF REACTIVITY WEIGHTED ETHYLENE-EQUIVALENT HYDROCARBONS

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    A reactive hydrocarbon analyzer (RHA), based on the chemiluminescent reaction of hydrocarbons with oxygen atoms, is used to provide a rapid indication of reactivity weighted hydrocarbon mass in automobile exhaust. Samples are reported by their ethylene-equivalent concentration--t...

  12. A novel sandwich electrochemiluminescence immunosensor for ultrasensitive detection of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 based on immobilizing luminol on Ag@BSA core/shell microspheres.

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    Zhang, Amin; Xiang, Hongkun; Zhang, Xin; Guo, Weiwei; Yuan, Enhui; Huang, Chusen; Jia, Nengqin

    2016-01-15

    A novel sandwich-type electrochemiluminescence immunosensor based on immobilizing luminol on Ag@BSA core/shell microspheres (Ag@BSA-luminol) for ultrasensitive detection of tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) has been developed. Herein, magnetic carbon nanotubes (MAGCNTs) decorated with polyethylenimine (PEI) was used to construct the base of the immunosensor. MAGCNTs with prominent electrical conductivity and high surface area could be beneficial for promoting the electron transfer and loading plenty of primary antibodies (Ab1) via glutaraldehyde (GA). Meanwhile, the magnetic property of MAGCNTs makes it easy to be attached to the surface of magnetic glass carbon electrode (MGCE) through magnetism interaction, which provides an outstanding platform for this immunosensor. Moreover, Ag@BSA microspheres with large surface area, good stability, and excellent biocompatibility were desirable candidates for effective cross-link of CA19-9 detection antibodies (Ab2). A more interesting thing was that ELISA color reaction was used as an ultrasensitive strategy for identifying Ab2 was successfully coated on Ag@BSA with the naked eye. Additionally, we immobilized the luminol on the surface of Ag@BSA to prepare the target immunosensor. Immobilization of luminol on the surface of Ag@BSA could decrease the distance between luminophores and the electrode surface, leading to great enhancement of the ECL intensity of luminol in the present of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Under the optimal conditions, the intensity of the ECL immunosensor increased linearly with the logarithm of CA19-9 concentration in a wide linear range from 0.0005 to 150UmL(-1) with a detection limit of 0.0002UmL(-1) (S/N=3). All the results suggested the prepared CA19-9 immunosensor displayed high sensitivity, excellent stability and good specificity. The developed method opened a new avenue to clinical bioassay. PMID:26319163

  13. Comparison of chemiluminescence methods for analysis of hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals

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    Pehrman, R.; Amme, M.; Cachoir, C.

    2006-01-01

    Assessment of alpha radiolysis influence on the chemistry of geologically disposed spent fuel demands analytical methods for radiolytic product determination at trace levels. Several chemiluminescence methods for the detection of radiolytic oxidants hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals are tested. Two of hydrogen peroxide methods use luminol, catalyzed by either ?-peroxidase or hemin, one uses 10-methyl-9-(p-formylphenyl)-acridinium carboxylate trifluoromethanesulfonate and one potassium periodate. All recipes are tested as batch systems in basic conditions. For hydroxyl radical detection luminophores selected are 3-hydroxyphthalic hydrazide and rutin. Both methods are tested as batch systems. The results are compared and the applicability of the methods for near-field dissolution studies is discussed.

  14. CHEMILUMINESCENT MONITOR FOR VINYL CHLORIDE

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    A monitor for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) in ambient air was constructed using commercially available components of a gas chromatograph (GC) coupled with a chemiluminescence ozone analyzer slightly modified to make it suitable for use as a GC detector. The specificity for VCM is...

  15. Simplified ozone detection by chemiluminescence

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    Conway, E. J.; Rogowski, R. S.; Richards, R. R.

    1977-01-01

    Ozone is detected by film coated with solid, such as rubrene, that reacts with ozone to degree proportional to concentration in sample gas. Gas flow is stopped, and film is heated to produce light (chemiluminescence) in proportion to amount of reacted material on sensor.

  16. Chemiluminescence Study on Thermal Degradation of Aircraft Tire Elastomers

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    Mendenhall, G. D.; Stanford, T. B.; Nathan, R. A.

    1976-01-01

    Since the autoxidative process accounts in part for the degradation of rubber, including aircraft tires, it was felt that a study of the chemiluminescence from unsaturated elastomers could contribute significantly to an understanding of the degradation mechanism. The study revealed similarities in chemiluminescence behavior between four elastomers which were investigated, and it shows that similar oxidation mechanisms occur. Oxidative chemiluminescence was observed from purified samples of cis-1,4-polybutadiene, cis-1,4-polyisoprene, trans-polypentenamer, and 1,2-polybutadiene in an oxygen atmosphere at 25-150 C. The elastomer samples were placed in a 600 watt oven which is equipped with gas inlets for introducing any desired atmosphere. Chemiluminescence emission from the samples was focused with a two inch quartz lens onto the detector of a 12" photomultiplier which is connected to a photon counter. A strip-chart recorder, connected to the counter, permitted automatic data collection. Diagrams of the apparatus are included. The chemical reactions which occurred from the thermal decomposition of the polymer samples are described, and results (and tabulated data) are discussed.

  17. Chemiluminescent reactions of sulfur /3P2/ atoms in cryogenic matrices - S + O2 yields SO2 /a3 B1/

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    Long, S. R.; Pimentel, G. C.

    1977-01-01

    Results are reported for thermoluminescence studies of reactions of sulfur atoms in cryogenically deposited solid argon through in situ photolysis of OCS. Analysis of the thermoluminescence spectrum that resulted from photolysis and heating of matrices in which O2 was codeposited with an OCS/Ar mixture shows that the emitter contained oxygen derived from the added O2 and that little SO2 accumulated during photolysis. The observed absence of thermoluminescence or fluorescence in either of the allowed transitions of excited SO2 is taken as definitive evidence that ground-state sulfur atoms can insert into the oxygen molecule with effectively zero activation energy.

  18. Enhanced chemiluminescent detection scheme for trace vapor sensing in pneumatically-tuned hollow core photonic bandgap fibers

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    Stolyarov, Alexander Mark

    We demonstrate an in-fiber gas phase chemical detection architecture in which a chemiluminescent (CL) reaction is spatially and spectrally matched to the core modes of hollow photonic bandgap (PBG) fibers in order to enhance ...

  19. Investigation of singlet oxygen generation in Vit C-Cu2+ -LDL system by chemiluminescence method

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    Wang, Juan; Xing, Da; Tan, Shici; Tang, Yonghong; He, Yonghong

    2002-04-01

    In this study, by chemiluminescence method using a Cypridina luciferin analog, 2-methyl-6-(p-methoxyphenyl)-3,7- dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrazin-3-one (MCLA), as a selective and sensitive chemiluminescence probe, singlet oxygen (1O2) formation was observed in the vit C- LDL-Cu2+ reaction system. Another experimental evidence for the generation of 1O2 was the quenching effect of sodium azide (NaN3) on vit C-induced chemiluminescence in the reaction mixture of LDL- Cu2+-MCLA. Analysis based on the experimental results indicated the plausible reaction mechanism is that vit C converts Cu2+ to its reduced state and vit C becomes vit C radical itself, thereby stimulating the formation of peroxyl radicals, and bimolecular reaction of peroxyl radicals results in 1O2 production in the above systems.

  20. Use of chemiluminescence for the serological diagnosis of bovine and ovine brucellosis with indirect and competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays.

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    Tittarelli, Manuela; Bonfini, Barbara; Salini, Romolo; Magliulo, Maria; Guardigli, Massimo; Roda, Aldo

    2008-01-01

    The official methods specified in the national bovine and ovine/caprine brucellosis eradication plan are the Rose Bengal and complement fixation tests. In the current phase of the eradication plan, it is often difficult to interpret the results obtained with the official tests. Consequently, additional tests that offer greater sensitivity and specificity are thus required. For this reason, two methods, the indirect chemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (i-ELISA CL) and the competitive chemiluminescence ELISA (c-ELISA CL) that use a chemiluminescent substrate to determine anti-Brucella antibodies in bovine and ovine serum were validated. The methods are based on the detection of anti-Brucella antibodies in serum by catalysis of a chemiluminescent enzyme substrate (luminol/H2O2/enhancer system) by peroxidase conjugated to secondary anti IgG antibodies in i-ELISA CL and to monoclonal anti-lipopolysaccharide (LPS) antibodies in c-ELISA CL. From the results obtained, a cut-off of 60% for bovine serum and 37.5% for ovine serum, expressed as positivity rate (PR), were established using these cut-off values, for the i-ELISA CL, 100% sensitivity and specificity was obtained for bovine serum and 100% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity for ovine serum. Cut-off values of 30% for bovine serum and 40% for ovine serum, expressed as inhibition rate, were selected for c-ELISA CL, which ensured 100% sensitivity and specificity in both cases. PMID:20405441

  1. 40 CFR 1065.270 - Chemiluminescent detector.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Chemiluminescent detector. 1065.270 Section 1065.270 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS ENGINE-TESTING PROCEDURES Measurement Instruments Nox and N2o Measurements § 1065.270 Chemiluminescent detector. (a) Application. You may...

  2. 40 CFR 1065.270 - Chemiluminescent detector.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Chemiluminescent detector. 1065.270 Section 1065.270 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS ENGINE-TESTING PROCEDURES Measurement Instruments Nox and N2o Measurements § 1065.270 Chemiluminescent detector. (a) Application. You may...

  3. 40 CFR 1065.270 - Chemiluminescent detector.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Chemiluminescent detector. 1065.270 Section 1065.270 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS ENGINE-TESTING PROCEDURES Measurement Instruments Nox and N2o Measurements § 1065.270 Chemiluminescent detector. (a) Application. You may...

  4. 40 CFR 1065.270 - Chemiluminescent detector.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Chemiluminescent detector. 1065.270 Section 1065.270 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS ENGINE-TESTING PROCEDURES Measurement Instruments Nox and N2o Measurements § 1065.270 Chemiluminescent detector. (a) Application. You may...

  5. A novel strategy for synthesis of hollow gold nanosphere and its application in electrogenerated chemiluminescence glucose biosensor.

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    Zhong, Xia; Chai, Ya-Qin; Yuan, Ruo

    2014-10-01

    Well-distributed hollow gold nanospheres (Aushell@GOD) (20 ± 5 nm) were synthesized using the glucose oxidase (GOD) cross-linked with glutaraldehyde as a template. A glucose biosensor was prepared based on Aushell@GOD nanospheres for catalyzing luminol electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL). Firstly, chitosan was modified in a glassy carbon electrode which offered an interface of abundant amino-groups to assemble Aushell@GOD nanospheres. Then, glucose oxidase was adsorbed on the surface of Aushell@GOD nanospheres via binding interactions between Aushell and amino groups of GOD to construct a glucose biosensor. The Aushell@GOD nanospheres were investigated with TEM and UV-vis. The ECL behaviors of the biosensor were also investigated. Results showed that, the obtained Aushell@GOD nanospheres exhibited excellent catalytic effect towards the ECL of luminol-H2O2 system. The response of the prepared biosensor to glucose was linear with the glucose concentration in the range of 1.0 ?M to 4.3mM (R=0.9923) with a detection limit of 0.3 ?M (signal to noise=3). This ECL biosensor exhibited short response time and excellent stability for glucose. At the same time the prepared ECL biosensor showed good reproducibility, sensitivity and selectivity. PMID:25059123

  6. Switch-on fluorescence scheme for antibiotics based on a magnetic composite probe with aptamer and hemin/G-quadruplex coimmobilized nano-Pt-luminol as signal tracer.

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    Miao, Yang-Bao; Gan, Ning; Ren, Hong-Xia; Li, Tianhua; Cao, Yuting; Hu, Futao; Chen, Yinji

    2016-01-15

    A selective and facile fluorescence "switch-on" scheme is developed to detect antibiotics residues in food, using chloramphenicol (CAP) as model, based on a novel magnetic aptamer probe (aptamer-Pt-luminol nanocomposite labeled with hemin/G-quadruplex). Firstly, the composite probe is prepared through the immuno-reactions between the capture beads (anti-dsDNA antibody labeled on magnetic Dynabeads) and the nanotracer (nano-Pt-luminol labeled with double-strand aptamer, as ds-Apt, and hemin/G-quadruplex). When the composite probe is mixed with CAP, the aptamer preferentially reacted with CAP to decompose the double-strand aptamer to ssDNA, which cannot be recognized by the anti-dsDNA antibody on the capture probes. Thus, after magnetic separation, the nanotracer can be released into the supernatant. Because the hemin/G-quadruplex and PtNPs in nanotracer can catalyze luminol-H2O2 system to emit fluorescence. Thus a dual-amplified "switch-on" signal appeared, of which intensity is proportional to the concentration of CAP between 0.001 and 100ngmL(-1) with detection limit of 0.0005ngmL(-1) (S/N=3). Besides, our method has good selectivity and was employed for CAP detection in real milk samples. The results agree well with those from conventional gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The switch-on signal is produced by one-step substitution reaction between aptamer in nanotracer and target. When the analyte is changed, the probe can be refabricated only by changing the corresponding aptamer. Thus, all features above prove our strategy to be a facile, feasible and selective method in antibiotics screening for food safety. PMID:26592610

  7. Development of a cyclic system for chemiluminescence detection.

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    Zhang, Runkun; Hu, Yufei; Li, Gongke

    2014-06-17

    In this paper, we described a new concept of cyclic chemiluminescence (CCL) detection, and a homemade system was designed to realize such detection. The direction of the carrier in the CCL system is in a state of periodical change that can trigger a succession of chemiluminescence (CL) reactions in a single sample injection. Therefore, in contrast to the traditional CL detection, which only records a single signal, CCL allows us to obtain multistage signals. To evaluate the new method, the cataluminescence (CTL) reaction of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on a nanosized catalyst was selected as the analytical model. We found that each CCL reaction has a unique exponential decay equation (EDE) to describe the change law of its multistage signals. Further study showed that the initial amount (A) of the EDE is linear with the analyte concentration, while the decay coefficient (k) is a characteristic constant for a given reaction. The formation mechanism of the exponential function and the determinants of the decay coefficient were discussed in detail. As a distinct application, CCL is capable of rapidly discriminating various analytes and even structural isomers. PMID:24873459

  8. Analytical Applications of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence

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    Chappelle, E. W. (editor); Picciolo, G. L. (editor)

    1975-01-01

    Bioluminescence and chemiluminescence studies were used to measure the amount of adenosine triphosphate and therefore the amount of energy available. Firefly luciferase - luciferin enzyme system was emphasized. Photometer designs are also considered.

  9. Abnormal Magnetic Field Effects on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence

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    Pan, Haiping; Shen, Yan; Wang, Hongfeng; He, Lei; Hu, Bin

    2015-03-01

    We report abnormal magnetic field effects on electrogenerated chemiluminescence (MFEECL) based on triplet emission from the Ru(bpy)3Cl2-TPrA electrochemical system: the appearance of MFEECL after magnetic field ceases. In early studies the normal MFEECL have been observed from electrochemical systems during the application of magnetic field. Here, the abnormal MFEECL suggest that the activated charge-transfer [Ru(bpy)33+ … TPrA•] complexes may become magnetized in magnetic field and experience a long magnetic relaxation after removing magnetic field. Our analysis indicates that the magnetic relaxation can gradually increase the density of charge-transfer complexes within reaction region due to decayed magnetic interactions, leading to a positive component in the abnormal MFEECL. On the other hand, the magnetic relaxation facilitates an inverse conversion from triplets to singlets within charge-transfer complexes. The inverse triplet --> singlet conversion reduces the density of triplet light-emitting states through charge-transfer complexes and gives rise to a negative component in the abnormal MFEECL. The combination of positive and negative components can essentially lead to a non-monotonic profile in the abnormal MFEECL after ceasing magnetic field. Nevertheless, our experimental studies may reveal un-usual magnetic behaviors with long magnetic relaxation from the activated charge-transfer [Ru(bpy)33+ … TPrA•] complexes in solution at room temperature.

  10. Applications of Nanomaterials in Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Biosensors

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    Qi, Honglan; Peng, Yage; Gao, Qiang; Zhang, Chengxiao

    2009-01-01

    Electrogenerated chemiluminescence (also called electrochemiluminescence and abbreviated ECL) involves the generation of species at electrode surfaces that then undergo electron-transfer reactions to form excited states that emit light. ECL biosensor, combining advantages offered by the selectivity of the biological recognition elements and the sensitivity of ECL technique, is a powerful device for ultrasensitive biomolecule detection and quantification. Nanomaterials are of considerable interest in the biosensor field owing to their unique physical and chemical properties, which have led to novel biosensors that have exhibited high sensitivity and stability. Nanomaterials including nanoparticles and nanotubes, prepared from metals, semiconductor, carbon or polymeric species, have been widely investigated for their ability to enhance the efficiencies of ECL biosensors, such as taking as modification electrode materials, or as carrier of ECL labels and ECL-emitting species. Particularly useful application of nanomaterials in ECL biosensors with emphasis on the years 2004-2008 is reviewed. Remarks on application of nanomaterials in ECL biosensors are also surveyed. PMID:22389624

  11. Abnormal Magnetic Field Effects on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence

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    Pan, Haiping; Shen, Yan; Wang, Hongfeng; He, Lei; Hu, Bin

    2015-01-01

    We report abnormal magnetic field effects on electrogenerated chemiluminescence (MFEECL) based on triplet emission from the Ru(bpy)3Cl2-TPrA electrochemical system: the appearance of MFEECL after magnetic field ceases. In early studies the normal MFEECL have been observed from electrochemical systems during the application of magnetic field. Here, the abnormal MFEECL suggest that the activated charge-transfer [Ru(bpy)33+ … TPrA•] complexes may become magnetized in magnetic field and experience a long magnetic relaxation after removing magnetic field. Our analysis indicates that the magnetic relaxation can gradually increase the density of charge-transfer complexes within reaction region due to decayed magnetic interactions, leading to a positive component in the abnormal MFEECL. On the other hand, the magnetic relaxation facilitates an inverse conversion from triplets to singlets within charge-transfer complexes. The inverse triplet ? singlet conversion reduces the density of triplet light-emitting states through charge-transfer complexes and gives rise to a negative component in the abnormal MFEECL. The combination of positive and negative components can essentially lead to a non-monotonic profile in the abnormal MFEECL after ceasing magnetic field. Nevertheless, our experimental studies may reveal un-usual magnetic behaviors with long magnetic relaxation from the activated charge-transfer [Ru(bpy)33+ … TPrA•] complexes in solution at room temperature. PMID:25772580

  12. Significance Of Chemiluminescence In Biological Systems

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    Seliger, Howard H.

    1989-12-01

    Excited states are a way of life on earth. The absorption of the free energy of photons from the sun produces excited states of the antenna pigments of photosynthesis and this "electronic energy" is converted to "chemical energy" for reduction and phosphorylation of pyridine nucleotides. This drives the plant-DNA-replicating engines and the animal (predator) DNA-replicating engines which we call living organisms. Photons captured by other pigment systems provide signals for pnototaxis, morphogenesis and vision, information for the engines to interact with the environment and with one another. Evolutionary pre-biotic photochemical synthesis selected for stable tetrapyrrole'and carotenoid structures whose electronic properties were coincidently ideal for excited state photosensitization, energy transfer and electron transfer. These basic structures are ubiquitous in all living organisms. In this paper we shall be concerned with biological chemiluminescence, the production of excited states of molecules in the cells and tissues of living organisms, from which photons are emitted as the consequence of chemical reactions with quantum efficiencies ranging from 10-15 to unity.

  13. Flame Chemiluminescence Rate Constants for Quantitative Microgravity Combustion Diagnostics

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    Luque, Jorge; Smith, Gregory P.; Jeffries, Jay B.; Crosley, David R.; Weiland, Karen (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Absolute excited state concentrations of OH(A), CH(A), and C2(d) were determined in three low pressure premixed methane-air flames. Two dimensional images of chemiluminescence from these states were recorded by a filtered CCD camera, processed by Abel inversion, and calibrated against Rayleigh scattering, Using a previously validated 1-D flame model with known chemistry and excited state quenching rate constants, rate constants are extracted for the reactions CH + O2 (goes to) OH(A) + CO and C2H + O (goes to) CH(A) + CO at flame temperatures. Variations of flame emission intensities with stoichiometry agree well with model predictions.

  14. Crossed-beam chemiluminescent studies of alkaline earth atoms with CI02

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    Crossed-beam chemiluminescent studies of alkaline earth atoms with CI02 F. Engelke,* R. K. Sander from the reaction of the alkaline earth metals, M =Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba, with chlorine dioxide, CI02 two "old" CI-O bonds are broken and two "new" bonds, MCI and °2, are formed. Chemical attack

  15. [GoldMag particle-based chemiluminescence immunoassay for human high sensitive C-reactive protein].

    PubMed

    Guo, Boyang; Ma, Le; Zhang, Mengdan; Yang, Jiangcun; DU, Haiping; Ma, Ting; Yali, Cui

    2015-11-01

    To develop a sensitive, accurate detection method for high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP). Methods With the GoldMag particle as the solid phase carrier, horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-lunimo-H2O2 as the chemiluminescence reaction system, we established a chemiluminescent immunoassay for hsCRP detection. Linear range, sensitivity, precision, accuracy and other indicators were evaluated. hsCRP level of 233 clinical human serum specimens were determined and compared by two different methods: the GoldMag particle-based magnetic chemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunoassay established in this study, and the commercialized scattering immunoturbidimetric assay from Germany SIEMENS. Results The chemiluminescent immunoassay for hsCRP based on GoldMag particle had a good linear relationship between 0.15 mg/L and 25 mg/L (R(2)=0.9937), with the detection limit of 0.076 mg/L. The intra-assay precision was less than 10.00% and the inter-assay precision was less than 15.00%. The average recovery rate for accuracy was 97.80%. In the contrast experiment of 233 clinical human serum specimens, the results obtained using the approach established in this study showed a high correlation and consistency with scattering immunoturbidimetric assay from Germany SIEMENS. Conclusion GoldMag particle-based magnetic chemiluminescence enzyme-linked immunoassay for hsCRP has been successfully developed. PMID:26522353

  16. A rapid assay of endotoxin in whole blood using autologous neutrophil dependent chemiluminescence.

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    Romaschin, A D; Harris, D M; Ribeiro, M B; Paice, J; Foster, D M; Walker, P M; Marshall, J C

    1998-03-15

    A rapid (30 min) whole blood assay for the detection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is described. This chemiluminescent (CL) assay utilizes the CR1 and CR3 receptor-induced oxidant production of polymorphonuclear leucocytes as a detection platform. The differential priming of neutrophils in whole blood by LPS-antibody complexes allows the specificity of the assay to be achieved. Oxidant released in response to complement opsonized zymosan results in luminol oxidation and subsequent light emission. This is dependent on heat labile putative complement proteins in the plasma. The assay consists of a control which measures baseline whole blood neutrophil oxidant production. The test assay contains murine monoclonal IgM antibody against the Lipid A epitope of LPS and measures the enhanced chemiluminescent response of the neutrophils in the presence of LPS-antibody complexes. Maximal sensitivity of the CL assay is dependent upon optimal antigen-antibody equivalence and duration of pre-incubation with the whole blood sample. The quantification of LPS is possible by inclusion of a positive control containing a maximally reactive LPS dose (800 pg/ml Escherichia coli 055:B5 LPS at an antibody concentration of 0.8 microg/assay). The CL assay is insensitive to variations in patient neutrophil concentration over a minimum range of 0.5 to 20 x 10(9) cells/l. The CL assay is widely reactive with the LPS of many strains of gram negative bacteria but not with the cell wall products of gram positive bacteria or Candida and Aspergillus. In comparison to acid extraction chromogenic LAL, the CL assay demonstrates superior recovery precision and accuracy in in vitro studies. This was reproducible over a wide range of LPS concentrations (0.017-1.6 EU/ml or 20-2000 pg/ml). This assay may be a clinically useful tool for the diagnosis of infection or endotoxin in patients. PMID:9672205

  17. Comparison of Chemiluminescence vs. Infrared Techniques for Detection of Fetuin-A in Saliva.

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    Mathews, Suresh T; Graff, Emily; Judd, Robert L; Kothari, Vishal

    2015-01-01

    The western blotting technique for transfer and detection of proteins, named following the discovery of southern and northern blotting for DNA- and RNA-blotting, respectively, has traditionally relied on the use of X-ray films to capture chemiluminescence. Recent advancements use super-cooled charge coupled devices (CCD) cameras to capture both chemiluminescence and fluorescence images, which exhibit a greater dynamic range compared to traditional X-ray film. Chemiluminescence detected by a CCD camera records photons and displays an image based on the amount of light generated as a result of a dynamic chemical reaction. Fluorescent detection with a CCD camera, on the other hand, is measured in a static state. Despite this advantage, researchers continue to widely use chemiluminescent detection methods due to the generally poor performance of fluorophores in the visible spectrum. Infrared imaging systems offer a solution to the dynamic reactions of chemiluminescence and the poor performance of fluorophores detected in the visible spectrum, by imaging fluorophores in the infrared spectrum. Infrared imaging is static, has a wide linear range, high sensitivity, and reduced autofluorescence and light scatter. A distinct advantage of infrared imaging is the ability to detect two target proteins simultaneously on the same blot which increases accuracy of quantification and comparison, while minimizing the need for stripping and reprobing. Here, we compare the methodology for chemiluminescent (UVP BioChemi) and infrared (UVP Odyssey) detection of salivary total and phosphorylated fetuin-A, a multifunctional protein associated with cardio-metabolic risk, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these methodologies. PMID:26139281

  18. Selective Detection of Neurotransmitters by Fluorescence and Chemiluminescence Imaging

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    Ziqiang Wang; Edward S. Yeung

    2001-08-06

    In recent years, luminescence imaging has been widely employed in neurochemical analysis. It has a number of advantages for the study of neuronal and other biological cells: (1) a particular molecular species or cellular constituent can be selectively visualized in the presence of a large excess of other species in a heterogeneous environment; (2) low concentration detection limits can be achieved because of the inherent sensitivity associated with fluorescence and chemiluminescence; (3) low excitation intensities can be used so that long-term observation can be realized while the viability of the specimen is preserved; and (4) excellent spatial resolution can be obtained with the light microscope so subcellular compartments can be identified. With good sensitivity, temporal and spatial resolution, the flux of ions and molecules and the distribution and dynamics of intracellular species can be measured in real time with specific luminescence probes, substrates, or with native fluorescence. A noninvasive detection scheme based on glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) enzymatic assay combined with microscopy was developed to measure the glutamate release in cultured cells from the central nervous system (CNS). The enzyme reaction is very specific and sensitive. The detection limit with CCD imaging is down to {micro}M levels of glutamate with reasonable response time. They also found that chemiluminescence associated with the ATP-dependent reaction between luciferase and luciferin can be used to image ATP at levels down to 10 nM in the millisecond time scale. Similar imaging experiments should be feasible in a broad spectrum of biological systems.

  19. Polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic chemiluminescence immunodevice with the signal amplification strategy for sensitive detection of human immunoglobin G.

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    Li, Huifang; Zhao, Mei; Liu, Wei; Chu, Weiru; Guo, Yumei

    2016-01-15

    A polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic chemiluminescence (CL) immunodevice for sensitive detection of human immunoglobin G (IgG) with the signal amplification strategy was developed in this work. The immunodevice was prepared by covalently immobilizing capture antibodies (Abs) on the silanized microchannel of microfluidic chip. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with a high molar ratio of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) were used as an Ab label for signal amplification. Using a sandwich immunoassay, the multi-HRP conjugated AuNPs can catalyze the luminol-H2O2 CL system to achieve the high sensitivity. In addition, the double spiral flow-channel was adopted here, which can still contribute to the high sensitivity. Based on signal amplification strategy, the performance of human IgG tests revealed a lower detection limit (DL) of 0.03ng/mL and showed an increase of 7.4-fold in detection sensitivity compared to a commercial Ab-HRP conjugation. This microfluidic immunodevice can provide an alternative approach for sensitive detection of human IgG in the field of clinic diagnostic and therapeutic. PMID:26592629

  20. The determination of glutamine with flow-injection chemiluminescence detection and mechanism study.

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    Liu, Yan-Ming; Liu, Zhuan-Li; Shi, Yan-Mei; Tian, Wei

    2010-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to develop an inexpensive, simple, rapid and sensitive chemiluminescence (CL) method for the determination of glutamine (Gln) using a flow-injection (FI) system. Gln was found to strongly inhibit the CL signal of the luminol-H(2)O(2)-CuSO(4) system in Na(2)B(4)O(7) solution. A new FI-CL method was developed for the determination of Gln. Parameters affecting the reproducibility and CL detection were optimized systematically. Under the optimized conditions, the corresponding linear regression equation was established over the range of 5.0 x 10(-7) to 2.5 x 10(-6) mol/L with the detection limit of 1.8 x 10(-8) mol/L. The relative standard deviation was found to be 1.8% for 11 replicate determinations of 1.5 x 10(-6) mol/L Gln. The proposed method has been satisfactorily applied for the determination of Gln in real samples (Marzulene-s granules) with recoveries in the range of 98.7-108.6%. The minimum sampling rate was about 100 samples/h. The possible mechanism of this inhibitory CL was studied by fluorescence spectrophotometer and UV-vis spectrophotometer. PMID:19630088

  1. Dual-signal amplification strategy for ultrasensitive chemiluminescence detection of PDGF-BB in capillary electrophoresis.

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    Cao, Jun-Tao; Wang, Hui; Ren, Shu-Wei; Chen, Yong-Hong; Liu, Yan-Ming

    2015-12-01

    Many efforts have been made toward the achievement of high sensitivity in capillary electrophoresis coupled with chemiluminescence detection (CE-CL). This work describes a novel dual-signal amplification strategy for highly specific and ultrasensitive CL detection of human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) using both aptamer and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) modified gold nanoparticles (HRP-AuNPs-aptamer) as nanoprobes in CE. Both AuNPs and HRP in the nanoprobes could amplify the CL signals in the luminol-H2 O2 CL system, owing to the excellent catalytic behavior of AuNPs and HRP in the CL system. Meanwhile, the high affinity of aptamer modified on the AuNPs allows detection with high specificity. As proof-of-concept, the proposed method was employed to quantify the concentration of PDGF-BB from 0.50 to 250?fm with a detection limit of 0.21?fm. The applicability of the assay was further demonstrated in the analysis of PDGF-BB in human serum samples with acceptable accuracy and reliability. The result of this study exhibits distinct advantages, such as high sensitivity, good specificity, simplicity, and very small sample consumption. The good performances of the proposed strategy provide a powerful avenue for ultrasensitive detection of rare proteins in biological sample, showing great promise in biochemical analysis. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26031509

  2. Plant tissue-based chemiluminescence flow biosensor for determination of unbound dopamine in rabbit blood with on-line microdialysis sampling.

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    Li, Baoxin; Zhang, Zhujun; Jin, Yan

    2002-06-01

    A novel plant tissue-based chemiluminescence (CL) biosensor for dopamine combined with flow injection analysis is presented in this paper. The potato roots act as molecular recognition elements. Dopamine is oxidized by oxygen under the catalysis of polyphenol oxidase in the tissue column to produce hydrogen peroxide, which can react with luminol in the presence of peroxidase of potato tissue to generate CL signal. The CL emission intensity was linear with dopamine concentration in the range of 1x10(-5)-1x10(-7) g/ml and the detection limit was 5.3x10(-8) g/ml (3sigma) with a relative standard deviation of 1.7%. Combined with microdialysis sampling, the biosensor was applied to monitor the variation of dopamine level in the blood of rabbit after the administration of dopamine to demonstrate the favorable resolution and reliability of the system for in vivo on-line monitoring. PMID:11959481

  3. CuO nanosheets-enhanced flow-injection chemiluminescence system for determination of vancomycin in water, pharmaceutical and human serum

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    Khataee, A. R.; Hasanzadeh, A.; Iranifam, M.; Fathinia, M.; Hanifehpour, Y.; Joo, S. W.

    2014-03-01

    A novel, rapid and sensitive CuO nanosheets (NSs) amplified flow-injection chemiluminescence (CL) system, luminol-H2O2-CuO nanosheets, was developed for determination of the vancomycin hydrochloride for the first time. It was found that vancomycin could efficiently inhibit the CL intensity of luminol-H2O2-CuO nanosheets system in alkaline medium. Under the optimum conditions, the inhibited CL intensity was linearly proportional to the concentration of vancomycin over the ranges of 0.5-18.0 and 18.0-40.0 mg L-1, with a detection limit (3?) of 0.1 mg L-1. The precision was calculated by analyzing samples containing 5.0 mg L-1 vancomycin (n = 11) and the relative standard deviation (RSD) was 2.8%. Also, a high injection throughput of 120 sample h-1 was obtained. The CuO nanosheets were synthesized by a sonochemical method. Also, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses were employed to characterize the CuO nanosheets. The method was successfully employed to determine vancomycin hydrochloride in environmental water samples, pharmaceutical formulation and spiked human serum.

  4. Experimental and numerical study of chemiluminescent species in low-pressure flames

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    Kathrotia, T.; Riedel, U.; Seipel, A.; Moshammer, K.; Brockhinke, A.

    2012-06-01

    Chemiluminescence has been observed since the beginning of spectroscopy, nevertheless, important facts still remain unknown. Especially, reaction pathways leading to chemiluminescent species such as OH?, CH?, C2^{*}, and CO2^{*} are still under debate and cannot be modeled with standard codes for flame simulation. In several cases, even the source species of spectral features observed in flames are unknown. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in chemiluminescence, since it has been shown that this radiation can be used to determine flame parameters such as stoichiometry and heat release under some conditions. In this work, we present a reaction mechanism which predicts the OH?, CH? (in A- and B-state), and C2^{*} emission strength in lean to fuel-rich stoichiometries. Measurements have been performed in a set of low-pressure flames which have already been well characterized by other methods. The flame front is resolved in these measurements, which allows a comparison of shape and position of the observed chemiluminescence with the respective simulated concentrations. To study the effects of varying fuels, methane flame diluted in hydrogen are measured as well. The 14 investigated premixed methane-oxygen-argon and methane-hydrogen-oxygen-argon flames span a wide parameter field of fuel stoichiometry ( ?=0.5 to 1.6) and hydrogen content (H2 vol%=0 to 50). The relative comparison of measured and simulated excited species concentrations shows good agreement. The detailed and reliable modeling for several chemiluminescent species permits correlating heat release with all of these emissions under a large set of flame conditions. It appears from the present study that the normally used product of formaldehyde and OH concentration may be less well suited for such a prediction in the flames under investigation.

  5. Chemiluminescence Study of the Autoxidation of cis-1,4-Polyisoprene

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    Mendenhall, G. David; Nathan, Richard A.; Golub, Morton A.

    1978-01-01

    The free-radical mechanism for the autoxidation of cis-1,4-polyisoprene (natural rubber or its synthetic counterpart) has been investigated extensively. An important feature of this mechanism, and indeed also of the autoxidation of hydrocarbons generally, is that it is a chain process propagated by alkyl and peroxy radicals and terminated through bimolecular reactions involving these same radicals. In the usual oxidation situation, that is, at all oxygen pressures greater than a few torr, the alkyl radicals are rapidly converted to peroxy radicals, and the termination step proceeds almost exclusively through the latter radicals. The bimolecular decay of the peroxy radicals is accompanied by a weak emission of light or chemiluminescence. Kinetic evidence is consistent with an electronically excited ketone produced in the termination reaction as the source of the emission. The first observation of chemiluminescence from the oxidative degradation of polymers was reported by Ashby, who dealt mainly with polypropylene but made passing mention of several other polymers. Subsequently, a number of papers have appeared dealing with oxidative chemiluminescence from a variety of polymers. In this paper we report the first detailed study of the chemiluminescence emitted in the autoxidation of cis-1,4-polyisoprene. The chemiluminescence technique is extremely sensitive and can follow rates of oxidation that are too slow to be measured conveniently by other means. This work thus offered the potential of throwing new light on the autoxidation of cis-1,4-polyisoprene, especially in the very early stages or under ambient conditions where conventional spectroscopic procedures are rather insensitive.

  6. A study of common interferences with the forensic luminol test for blood.

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    Quickenden, T I; Creamer, J I

    2001-01-01

    A wide range of domestic and industrial substances that might be mistaken for haemoglobin in the forensic luminol test for blood were examined. The substances studied were in the categories of vegetable or fruit pulps and juices; domestic and commercial oils; cleaning agents; an insecticide; and various glues, paints and varnishes. A significant number of substances in each category gave luminescence intensities that were comparable with the intensities of undiluted haemoglobin, when sprayed with the standard forensic solution containing aqueous alkaline luminol and sodium perborate. In these cases the substance could be easily mistaken for blood when the luminol test is used, but in the remaining cases the luminescence intensity was so weak that it is unlikely that a false-positive test would be obtained. In a few cases the brightly emitting substance could be distinguished from blood by a small but detectable shift of the peak emission wavelength. The results indicated that particular care should be taken to avoid interferences when a crime scene is contaminated with parsnip, turnip or horseradish, and when surfaces coated with enamel paint are involved. To a lesser extent, some care should be taken when surfaces covered with terracotta or ceramic tiles, polyurethane varnishes or jute and sisal matting are involved. PMID:11512147

  7. The electrochemiluminescence of luminol on titania nanotubes functionalised indium tin oxide glass for flow injection analysis.

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    Zhao, Qun; Xiao, Changbin; Tu, Yifeng

    2015-10-01

    The titania nanotubes (TiNTs) had been immobilised onto the indium tin oxide (ITO) coated glass to intensify the electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of luminol. The morphology, structure and properties such as specific surface area and transmittance of synthesised TiNTs were characterised. The results indicated that the TiNTs was several hundred nanometres in length with the diameter of 20 nm. In flow injection analysis (FIA) mode, the TiNTs dramatically enhanced the ECL emission of luminol for about 25 multiple, meanwhile decreased the requirement of buffer pH and exciting potential. The ECL emission of luminol on functionalised ITO electrode has sensitive response toward hydrogen peroxide, and extraordinarily responsive toward the antioxidant. Under the optimal conditions, the ECL emission exhibited a linear response within the concentration range from 0.1 mg L(-1) to 30 mg L(-1) and an absolute detection limit of 1.65×10(-10) g of resveratrol. The gross antioxidant activity of blueberry and kiwi were determined with satisfactory recoveries. PMID:26078133

  8. OPTIMIZED CHEMILUMINESCENCE SYSTEM FOR MEASURING ATMOSPHERIC AMMONIA

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    The optimization and testing of a continuous measurement system for analyzing atmospheric ammonia concentrations (0 to 10 ppb) is described. The measurement system combines an ultra-sensitive chemiluminescence nitric oxide detector, with a thermal converter for NH3 to nitric oxid...

  9. Rapid quantitative assessment of phagocytic activity of Indium-111 labeled leukocytes by chemiluminescence

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    Juni, J.E.; Petry, N.; Wahl, R.L.; Geatti, O.

    1985-05-01

    Indium-111 labeled leukocyte imaging is gaining widespread acceptance. A rapid method for assaying changes in leukocyte viability and phagocytic function during the labeling process would facilitate the evaluation of new labeling techniques and testing of labeled cells before pt injection. The authors have conducted preliminary investigations of chemiluminescence in the clinical evaluation of leukocyte labeling. The chemiluminescence assay may be performed in 30 minutes with only 0.1 ml of whole blood. Zymossan is rapidly introduced to the blood or cell suspension resulting in the emission of light which is then counted by photometer. The amount of light given off by the reaction reflects both the phagocytic function of the cells and the ability of activated phagocytes to generate activated oxygen species. They have evaluated the chemiluminescent activity of normal human leukocyte suspensions both before and after labeling with Indium-111 oxine. The chemiluminescence assay provides a rapid means of evaluating granulocyte function. Correlations of this activity with image quality may provides clues for optimization of labeling techniques.

  10. Measurement of soil/dust arsenic by gas phase chemiluminescence.

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    Sawalha, Maather F; Sengupta, Mrinal K; Ohira, Shin-Ichi; Idowu, Ademola D; Gill, Thomas E; Rojo, Lila; Barnes, Melanie; Dasgupta, Purnendu K

    2008-10-19

    A gas phase chemiluminescence (GPCL)-based method for trace measurement of arsenic has been recently described for the measurement of arsenic in water. The principle is based on the reduction of inorganic As to AsH(3) at a controlled pH (the choice of pH governs whether only As(III) or all inorganic As is converted) and the reaction of AsH(3) with O(3) to produce chemiluminescence (Idowu et al., Anal. Chem. 78 (2006) 7088-7097). The same general principle has also been used in postcolumn reaction detection of As, where As species are separated chromatographically, then converted into inorganic As by passing through a UV photochemical reactor followed by AsH(3) generation and CL reaction with ozone (Idowu and Dasgupta, Anal. Chem. 79 (2007) 9197-9204). In the present paper we describe the measurement of As in different soil and dust samples by serial extraction with water, citric acid, sulfuric acid and nitric acid. We also compare parallel measurements for total As by induction coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). As(V) was the only species found in our samples. Because of chloride interference of isobaric ArCl(+) ICP-MS analyses could only be carried out by standard addition; these results were highly correlated with direct GPCL and LC-GPCL results (r(2)=0.9935 and 1.0000, respectively). The limit of detection (LOD) in the extracts was 0.36 microg/L by direct GPCL compared to 0.1 microg/L by ICP-MS. In sulfuric acid-based extracts, the LC-GPCL method provided LODs inferior to those previously observed for water-based standards and were 2.6, 1.3, 6.7, and 6.4 microg/L for As(III), As(V), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and monomethylarsonic acid (MMA), respectively. PMID:18804648

  11. Advances in the use of acidic potassium permanganate as a chemiluminescence reagent: a review.

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    Adcock, Jacqui L; Barnett, Neil W; Barrow, Colin J; Francis, Paul S

    2014-01-01

    We review the analytical applications of acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence published since our previous comprehensive review in mid-2007 to early 2013. This includes a critical evaluation of evidence for the emitting species, the influence of additives such as polyphosphates, formaldehyde, sulfite, thiosulfate, lanthanide complexes and nanoparticles, the development of a generalized reaction mechanism, and the use of this chemistry in pharmaceutical, clinical, forensic, food science, agricultural and environmental applications. PMID:24356216

  12. Egg-Citing! Isolation of Protoporphyrin IX from Brown Eggshells and Its Detection by Optical Spectroscopy and Chemiluminescence

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    Dean, Michelle L.; Miller, Tyson A.; Bruckner, Christian

    2011-01-01

    A simple and cost-effective laboratory experiment is described that extracts protoporphyrin IX from brown eggshells. The porphyrin is characterized by UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. A chemiluminescence reaction (peroxyoxalate ester fragmentation) is performed that emits light in the UV region. When the porphyrin extract is added as a fluor…

  13. A study on the selection of chemiluminescence system for the flow injection determination of the total polyphenol index of plant-derived foods.

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    Nalewajko-Sieliwoniuk, Edyta; Malejko, Julita; ?wi?czkowska, Marta; Kowalewska, Agata

    2015-06-01

    Different chemiluminescence systems based on luminol, permanganate, manganese(IV) and cerium(IV) reagents were compared regarding their sensitivity and selectivity to determine plant polyphenols. Among the seventeen systems tested, Mn(IV)-formaldehyde-hexametaphosphate was considered to be the most suitable for polyphenols detection. The developed flow injection method (FI-CL) based on enhancing effect of polyphenols on Mn(IV) chemiluminescence is characterised by low detection limit of gallic acid (0.02?gL(-1)) and high precision (RSD=1.7%). The calibration graph was linear from 0.1 to 100?gL(-1). The selectivity studies revealed that the FI-CL method ensures accurate determination of the total polyphenols content in food samples. The method was successfully applied to analysis of a variety of plant-derived foods (wine, tea, cereal coffee, fruit and vegetable juices, herbs and spices). The proposed method is superior to conventional spectrophotometric assays due to its higher sample throughput (195samplesh(-1)), simplicity, sensitivity and, above all, higher selectivity. PMID:25624221

  14. Ionization and chemiluminescence during the progressive aeration of methane flames

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    Weinberg, Felix; Carleton, Fred

    2009-12-15

    Saturation currents and chemiluminescence, especially at the CH{sup *} and C{sub 2}{sup *} wavelengths, are measured for a range of small, laminar methane flames during progressive addition of air, with the principal objective of distinguishing between pure diffusion flames, premixed flames of compositions falling between the upper and lower flammability limits, and the broad range of aerated flames lying in between these regimes. Flame areas defined by the loci of maximum luminosity and by schlieren contours were recorded, so that saturation current densities, CH{sup *} and C{sub 2}{sup *} emission per unit flame area, as well as burning velocities could be deduced. For admixtures of less than 70 vol.%, air appears to act, surprisingly, as an inert diluent as regards saturation currents, so that saturation currents are essentially proportional to fuel flow alone. Much the same applies to chemiluminescence. However, schlieren contours, which were recorded both to provide a basis for burning velocity measurements and to explore density changes in the reactants, indicated the presence of a burner - stabilised propagating reaction zone ahead of the luminous flame surface starting at around 50 vol.% and possibly even at lower air admixtures. This evidence of a steep change in refractive index is indicative of a premixed reaction zone involving the added oxygen, which however generates no chemi-ionization and emits no light. Even photographing the flame by radiation emitted at the CH{sup *} and C{sub 2}{sup *} wavelengths shows no sign of its existence. Its burning velocity is about 10 cm/s, when stabilized by the surrounding diffusion flame. The most plausible rationale for these observations is the formation of syngas by the partial oxidation of methane. The subsequent burning of CO and H{sub 2} is known to occur without chemi-ionization or appreciable light emission. (author)

  15. Paper-based chromatographic chemiluminescence chip for the detection of dichlorvos in vegetables.

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    Liu, Wei; Kou, Juan; Xing, Huizhong; Li, Baoxin

    2014-02-15

    Paper chromatography was a big breakthrough in the early of 20th century but it is rarely used due to the long separation time and the diffusion on the sample spots. In this work, for the first time, a paper-based chemiluminescence (CL) analytical device combined with paper chromatography was developed for the determination of dichlorvos (DDV) in vegetables without complicated sample pretreatment. The paper chromatography separation procedure can be accomplished in 12 min on a paper support (0.8 × 7.0 cm(2)) by using 5 µL sample spotted on it. After sample developing, the detection area (0.8 × 1.0 cm(2)) was cut and inserted between two layers of water-impermeable single-sided adhesive tapes. The paper-based chip was made by attaching the middle layer of paper onto the bottom layer. Then it was covered by another tape layer, which was patterned by the cutting method to form a square hole (0.8 × 1.0 cm(2)) in it. 10 ?L mixed solution of luminol and H2O2 was dropped on the detection area to produce CL. A linear relationship was obtained between the CL intensity and the concentrations of DDV in the range between 10.0 ng mL(-1) and 1.0 ?g mL(-1)and the detection limit was 3.6 ng mL(-1). Water-soluble metal ions and vitamins can be developed at different spatial locations relative to DDV, eliminating interference with DDV during detection. The paper-based chromatographic chip can be successfully used for the determination of DDV without complicated sample preparation in vegetables. This study should, therefore, be suitable for rapid and sensitive detection of trace levels of organophosphate pesticides in environmental and food samples. PMID:24021659

  16. A molecularly imprinted polymer based a lab-on-paper chemiluminescence device for the detection of dichlorvos

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    Liu, Wei; Guo, Yumei; Luo, Jing; Kou, Juan; Zheng, Hongyan; Li, Baoxin; Zhang, Zhujun

    2015-04-01

    In this work, a new molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) based lab-on-paper device with chemiluminescence (CL) detection of dichlorvos (DDV) was designed. With the circle-shaped device, the MIP layer with certain depth was synthesized and adsorbed on the paper surface and DDV can be selectively imprinted on it. The adsorption and washing procedures can be achieved well on the paper-based chip. The paper-based device was fabricated by a simple cutting method and many chips can be made at the same time. On the basis of DDV enhancing CL of luminol-H2O2 greatly, the proposed MIP based lab-on-paper CL device showed better selectivity to DDV and it has been applied to the determination of DDV in vegetables in the range of 3.0 ng/mL-1.0 ?g/mL with the detection limit of 0.8 ng/mL. This study has made a successful attempt in the development of highly selective and sensitive monitoring of DDV in real samples and will provide a new approach for sensitive and specific assay in environmental monitoring.

  17. A molecularly imprinted polymer based a lab-on-paper chemiluminescence device for the detection of dichlorvos.

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    Liu, Wei; Guo, Yumei; Luo, Jing; Kou, Juan; Zheng, Hongyan; Li, Baoxin; Zhang, Zhujun

    2015-04-15

    In this work, a new molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) based lab-on-paper device with chemiluminescence (CL) detection of dichlorvos (DDV) was designed. With the circle-shaped device, the MIP layer with certain depth was synthesized and adsorbed on the paper surface and DDV can be selectively imprinted on it. The adsorption and washing procedures can be achieved well on the paper-based chip. The paper-based device was fabricated by a simple cutting method and many chips can be made at the same time. On the basis of DDV enhancing CL of luminol-H2O2 greatly, the proposed MIP based lab-on-paper CL device showed better selectivity to DDV and it has been applied to the determination of DDV in vegetables in the range of 3.0 ng/mL-1.0 ?g/mL with the detection limit of 0.8 ng/mL. This study has made a successful attempt in the development of highly selective and sensitive monitoring of DDV in real samples and will provide a new approach for sensitive and specific assay in environmental monitoring. PMID:25659812

  18. Assessment of Antioxidant Activity of Spray Dried Extracts of Psidium guajava Leaves by DPPH and Chemiluminescence Inhibition in Human Neutrophils

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    Fernandes, M. R. V.; Azzolini, A. E. C. S.; Martinez, M. L. L.; Souza, C. R. F.; Lucisano-Valim, Y. M.; Oliveira, W. P.

    2014-01-01

    This work evaluated the physicochemical properties and antioxidant activity of spray dried extracts (SDE) from Psidium guajava L. leaves. Different drying carriers, namely, maltodextrin, colloidal silicon dioxide, Arabic gum, and ?-cyclodextrin at concentrations of 40 and 80% relative to solids content, were added to drying composition. SDE were characterized through determination of the total phenolic, tannins, and flavonoid content. Antioxidant potential of the SDE was assessed by two assays: cellular test that measures the luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence (LumCL) produced by neutrophils stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and the DPPH radical scavenging (DPPH? method). In both assays the antioxidant activity of the SDE occurred in a concentration-dependent manner and showed no toxicity to the cells. Using the CLlum method, the IC50 ranged from 5.42 to 6.50?µg/mL. The IC50 of the SDE ranged from 7.96 to 8.11?µg/mL using the DPPH• method. Psidium guajava SDE presented significant antioxidant activity; thus they show high potential as an active phytopharmaceutical ingredient. Our findings in human neutrophils are pharmacologically relevant since they indicate that P. guajava SDE is a potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent in human cells. PMID:24822200

  19. Chemiluminescent Nanomicelles for Imaging Hydrogen Peroxide and Self-Therapy in Photodynamic Therapy

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    Chen, Rui; Zhang, Luzhong; Gao, Jian; Wu, Wei; Hu, Yong; Jiang, Xiqun

    2011-01-01

    Hydrogen peroxide is a signal molecule of the tumor, and its overproduction makes a higher concentration in tumor tissue compared to normal tissue. Based on the fact that peroxalates can make chemiluminescence with a high efficiency in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, we developed nanomicelles composed of peroxalate ester oligomers and fluorescent dyes, called peroxalate nanomicelles (POMs), which could image hydrogen peroxide with high sensitivity and stability. The potential application of the POMs in photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer was also investigated. It was found that the PDT-drug-loaded POMs were sensitive to hydrogen peroxide, and the PDT drug could be stimulated by the chemiluminescence from the reaction between POMs and hydrogen peroxide, which carried on a self-therapy of the tumor without the additional laser light resource. PMID:21765637

  20. Confined chemiluminescence detection of nanomolar levels of H2O2 in a paper-plastic disposable microfluidic device using a smartphone.

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    Lebiga, Elise; Edwin Fernandez, Renny; Beskok, Ali

    2015-08-01

    We report the design and characterization of a disposable light shielded paper-plastic microfluidic device that can detect nanomolar levels of H2O2 using a smartphone camera and a light sealed accessory. Chemiluminescence reaction of H2O2 with bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate in the presence of rubrene and imidazole is confined to a paper reaction site where the individual reagents are delivered via plastic microfluidic channels. The net photon emission from the chemiluminescence reactions, detected by using a smartphone, is correlated with H2O2 concentrations. With a total reagent volume of 25 ?L, the sensor system was able to detect H2O2 concentrations as low as 250 nM. The smartphone based chemiluminescence sensing system has great potential as a point of care diagnostic tool for monitoring nanomolar levels of H2O2 in biological samples. PMID:26057240

  1. Air analysis: determination of hydrogen peroxide by chemiluminescence

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    Navas, M. J.; Jiménez, A. M.; Galán, G.

    The purpose of the present review is to examine the application of chemiluminescence for H 2O 2 in air analysis. The revised literature covers the papers of analytical interest which have appeared in the past few years. Practical considerations, requirements and methodologies are described in order to emphasize the scope and possibilities of chemiluminescence in this area.

  2. Molecular Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, and Chemiluminescence Spectrometry

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    Powe, Aleeta; Das, Susmita; Lowry, Mark; El-Zahab, Bilal; Fakayode, Sayo; Geng, Maxwell; Baker, Gary A; Wang, Lin; McCarroll, Matthew; Patonay, Gabor; Li, Min; Aljarrah, Mohannad; Neal, Sharon; Warner, Isiah M

    2010-01-01

    This review covers the 2 year period since our last review (1) from January 2008 through December 2009. A computer search of Chemical Abstracts provided most of the references for this review. A search for documents written in English containing the terms fluorescence or phosphorescence or chemiluminescence published in 2008-2009 resulted in more than 100 000 hits. An initial screening reduced this number to approximately 23 000 publications that were considered for inclusion in this review. Key word searches of this subset provided subtopics of manageable size. Other citations were found through individual searches by the various authors who wrote a particular section of this review.

  3. A ratiometric electrochemiluminescence detection for cancer cells using g-C3N4 nanosheets and Ag-PAMAM-luminol nanocomposites.

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    Wang, Yin-Zhu; Hao, Nan; Feng, Qiu-Mei; Shi, Hai-Wei; Xu, Jing-Juan; Chen, Hong-Yuan

    2016-03-15

    In this work, a dual-signaling electrochemiluminescence (ECL) ratiometric sensing approach for the detection of HL-60 cancer cells was reported for the first time. G-C3N4 nanosheets and Ag-PAMAM-luminol nanocomposits (Ag-PAMAM-luminol NCs) were prepared and served as reductive-oxidative and oxidative-reductive ECL emitters respectively. DNA probe functionalized Ag-PAMAM-luminol NCs would hybridize with aptamers modified onto magnetic beads. In the presence of HL-60 cells, the aptamer would conjugate with the target cell and release Ag-PAMAM-luminol NCs. After magnetic separation, released Ag-PAMAM-luminol NCs would hybridize with capture DNA on g-C3N4 nanosheets. ECL from g-C3N4 nanosheets coated on ITO electrode at -1.25V (vs SCE) could be quenched by Ag-PAMAM-luminol NCs due to the resonance energy transfer (RET) from g-C3N4 nanosheets to Ag NPs. Meanwhile, Ag-PAMAM-luminol brought the ECL signal of luminol at +0.45V (vs SCE). Thus, the concentration of HL-60 cancer cells could be quantified by both the quenching of ECL from g-C3N4 nanosheets and the enhancement of ECL from luminol. By measuring the ratio of ECL intensities at two excitation potentials, this approach could achieve sensitive and reliable detection for cancer cells in a wide range from 200cells/mL to 9000cells/mL with the detection limit of 150 cells (S/N=3). PMID:26397417

  4. Chemiluminescent aptasensor capable of rapidly quantifying Escherichia Coli O157:H7.

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    Khang, Juna; Kim, Danial; Chung, Kang Wook; Lee, Ji Hoon

    2016-01-15

    Cost-effective and easy-to-use biosensor was developed for the rapid quantification and monitoring of Escherichia (E.) Coli O157:H7 in sample using E. Coli O157:H7 aptamer, graphene oxide (GO)/iron nanocomposites, and guanine chemiluminescence detection. E. Coli O157:H7 aptamer-conjugated 6-carboxyfluorescein (6-FAM) with excellent specificity captured E. Coli O157:H7 in a sample when the mixture was incubated for 1h at 37°C. Free E. Coli O157:H7 aptamers remaining in sample after the incubation were removed with GO/iron nanocomposites based on the principle of ?-? stacking interaction between free aptamer and GO/iron nanocomposites. Then, E. Coli O157:H7 bound with aptamer-conjugated 6-FAM in sample emitted strong light when guanine chemiluminescent reagents (e.g., 3,4,5-trimethoxylphenylglyoxal hydrate, Tetra-n-propylammonium hydroxide) were added in the sample. The strength of light emitted in guanine chemiluminescence reaction was proportionally enhanced with the increase of E. Coli O157:H7 concentration. The limit of detection (LOD) of biosensor capable of quantifying E. Coli O157:H7 with good accuracy, precision, and reproducibility was as low as 4.5×10(3)cfu/ml. We expect that the rapid analytical system can be applied in the field of food safety as well as public health. PMID:26592593

  5. Mechanism of alcohol-enhanced lucigenin chemiluminescence in alkaline solution.

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    Chi, Quan; Chen, Wanying; He, Zhike

    2015-11-01

    The chemiluminescence (CL) of lucigenin (Luc(2+) ) can be enhanced by different alcohols in alkaline solution. The effect of different fatty alcohols on the CL of lucigenin was related to the carbon chain length and the number of hydroxyl groups. Glycerol provides the greatest enhancement. UV/Vis absorption spectra and fluorescence spectra showed that N-methylacridone (NMA) was produced in the CL reaction in the presence of different alcohols. The peak of the CL spectrum was located at 470 nm in all cases, indicating that the luminophore was always the excited-state NMA. The quenching of lucigenin CL by superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the electron spin resonance (ESR) results with the spin trap of 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline N-oxide (DMPO) demonstrated that superoxide anions (O2 (•-) ) were generated from dissolved oxygen in the CL reaction and that glycerol and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can promote O2 (•-) production by the reduction of dissolved oxygen in alkaline solution. It was assumed that the enhancement provided by different alcohols was related to the solvent effect and reducing capacity. Glycerol and DHA can also reduce Luc(2+) into lucigenin cation radicals (Luc(•+) ), which react with O2 (•-) to produce CL, and glycerol can slowly transform into DHA, which is oxidized quickly in alkaline solution. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25640737

  6. Differential effects of luminol, nickel, and arsenite on the rejoining of ultraviolet light and alkylation-induced DNA breaks

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    Lee-Chen, S.F.; Yu, C.T.; Wu, D.R.

    1994-12-31

    When Chinese hamster ovary cells were treated with ultraviolet (UV) light or methyl methane-sulfonate (MMS), a large number of DNA strand breaks could be detected by alkaline elution. These strand breaks gradually disappeared if the treated cells were allowed to recover in a drug-free medium. The presence of nickel or arsenite during the recovery incubation retarded the disappearance of UV-induced strand breaks, whereas the disappearance of MMS-induced strand breaks was retarded by the presence of arsenite or of luminol, a new inhibit for poly(ADP-ribose) synthetase. Luminol, however, had no apparent effect on the repair of UV-induced DNA strand breaks, and nickel had no effect on the repair of MMS-induced DNA strand breaks. When UV- or MMS-treated cells were incubated in cytosine arabinofuranoside (AraC) plus hydroxyurea (HU), a large amount of low molecular weight DNA was detected by alkaline sucrose sedimentation. The molecular weight of these DNAs increased if the cells were further incubated in a drug-free medium. This rejoining of breaks in cells pretreated with UV plus AraC and HU was inhibited by nickel and by arsenite, but not by luminol. The rejoining of breaks in cells pretreated with MMS plus AraC and HU was inhibited by luminol and by arsenite, but not by nickel. These results suggest that different enzymes may be used in DNA resynthesis and/or ligation during the repairing of UV- and MMS-induced DNA strand breaks, and that nickel, luminol, and arsenite may have differential inhibitory effects on these enzymes. 29 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Detection of hydrogen peroxide with chemiluminescent micelles

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    Lee, Dongwon; Erigala, Venkata R; Dasari, Madhuri; Yu, Junhua; Dickson, Robert M; Murthy, Niren

    2008-01-01

    The overproduction of hydrogen peroxide is implicated in the progress of numerous life-threatening diseases and there is a great need for the development of contrast agents that can detect hydrogen peroxide in vivo. In this communication, we present a new contrast agent for hydrogen peroxide, termed peroxalate micelles, which detect hydrogen peroxide through chemiluminescence, and have the physical/chemical properties needed for in vivo imaging applications. The peroxalate micelles are composed of amphiphilic peroxalate based copolymers and the fluorescent dye rubrene, they have a ‘stealth’ polyethylene glycol (PEG) corona to evade macrophage phagocytosis, and a diameter of 33 nm to enhance extravasation into permeable tissues. The peroxalate micelles can detect nanomolar concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (>50 nM) and thus have the sensitivity needed to detect physiological concentrations of hydrogen peroxide. We anticipate numerous applications of the peroxalate micelles for in vivo imaging of hydrogen peroxide, given their high sensitivity, small size, and biocompatible PEG corona. PMID:19337415

  8. Aqueous nitrite ion determination by selective reduction and gas phase nitric oxide chemiluminescence

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    Dunham, A. J.; Barkley, R. M.; Sievers, R. E.; Clarkson, T. W. (Principal Investigator)

    1995-01-01

    An improved method of flow injection analysis for aqueous nitrite ion exploits the sensitivity and selectivity of the nitric oxide (NO) chemilluminescence detector. Trace analysis of nitrite ion in a small sample (5-160 microL) is accomplished by conversion of nitrite ion to NO by aqueous iodide in acid. The resulting NO is transported to the gas phase through a semipermeable membrane and subsequently detected by monitoring the photoemission of the reaction between NO and ozone (O3). Chemiluminescence detection is selective for measurement of NO, and, since the detection occurs in the gas-phase, neither sample coloration nor turbidity interfere. The detection limit for a 100-microL sample is 0.04 ppb of nitrite ion. The precision at the 10 ppb level is 2% relative standard deviation, and 60-180 samples can be analyzed per hour. Samples of human saliva and food extracts were analyzed; the results from a standard colorimetric measurement are compared with those from the new chemiluminescence method in order to further validate the latter method. A high degree of selectivity is obtained due to the three discriminating steps in the process: (1) the nitrite ion to NO conversion conditions are virtually specific for nitrite ion, (2) only volatile products of the conversion will be swept to the gas phase (avoiding turbidity or color in spectrophotometric methods), and (3) the NO chemiluminescence detector selectively detects the emission from the NO + O3 reaction. The method is free of interferences, offers detection limits of low parts per billion of nitrite ion, and allows the analysis of up to 180 microL-sized samples per hour, with little sample preparation and no chromatographic separation. Much smaller samples can be analyzed by this method than in previously reported batch analysis methods, which typically require 5 mL or more of sample and often need chromatographic separations as well.

  9. Intensification of the electrochemiluminescence of luminol on hollow TiO? nanoshell-modified indium tin oxide electrodes.

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    Hong, Jia; Ming, Liang; Tu, Yifeng

    2014-10-01

    Hollow titania nanoshells (HTNSs), which were synthesized by a SiO2 sacrificial template method, were used to intensify the electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of luminol. The size, shell thickness and crystal phase, factors that are important in determining the efficiency, can be controlled by adjusting the template size, precursor concentration and calcination temperature, respectively. The structure of the HTNSs was characterized by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy. After structural optimization, the surface of indium tin oxide (ITO)-coated glass was modified with the HTNSs to act as a working electrode for a flow-injection analytical system. The heterostructure demonstrated an ECL emission intensity 150 times higher than that of the bare ITO. The research also revealed that the ECL of luminol on this modified electrode showed a very sensitive response to hydrogen peroxide with a detection limit of 4.6×10(-10)M. In addition to discussing the intensifying mechanism of luminol ECL by HTNSs, we demonstrate that can be successfully applied to evaluate the gross antioxidant activity of garlic. PMID:25059155

  10. Synthesis and physicochemical properties of novel lophine derivatives as chemiluminescent in vitro activators for detection of free radicals.

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    Pavlova, Elitsa; Kaloyanova, Stefka; Deligeorgiev, Todor; Lesev, Nedyalko

    2015-12-01

    The overproduction of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been proved as a basic damage mechanism and cause for oxidative stress. Their measurement is often hindered by the low signal. This could be resolved with the application of luminescent probes (lophines, luminol, lucigenin, etc.). The focus of this study is to synthesize and describe the spectral properties and physicochemical characteristics of lophine and its derivatives as new chemiluminescent in vitro activators. The prepared luminophores are analogues of lophine. Their absorption maxima are in the range 329-340 nm, with good-to-high extinction coefficients. Their spectral properties are measured in methanol and buffer solutions with pH 3.5, 7.4 and 8.5. Same conditions were applied in the systems for chemiluminescent assay in vitro: (1) Fenton's (Fe(2+)+H2O2) for the generation of ·OH and -OH species, (2) Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), (3) Iron (II) sulfate (FeSO4), (4) Glutathione-peroxidase, monitoring the deactivation of H2O2, (5) Ascorbic acid-Fenton's reagent: Vit.C appears a strong oxidant, generating free-radical products when applied in higher than physiological concentrations, (6) Reduced ?-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)-phenazine methosulfate-for the generation of superoxide radicals (O2 (·-)). Lophine and all novel compounds do not alter the kinetics, except of the dimethyl amino substituted derivative (4-(3a,11b-dihydro-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthrolin-2-yl)-N,N-dimethylaniline) in the glutathione-peroxidase system, at pH 8.5. Same derivative showed a comparable or higher activity than Lucigenin and Rhodamine 6G. In neutral and acidic medium, in the Fenton's system, Rhodamine 6G was the most appropriate probe. In alkaline pH and oxidant H2O2, Lucigenin induced a signal twice as strong as the signal compared to all other activators. PMID:26224302

  11. Water-binding phospholipid nanodomains and phase-separated diacylglycerol nanodomains regulate enzyme reactions in lipid monolayers.

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    Nagashima, Teruyoshi; Uematsu, Shogo

    2015-02-01

    Phospholipid 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) nanodomains covered with bound water as well as diacylglycerol 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycerol (POG) nanodomains separated from a lipid membrane were studied, using monolayer surfaces of POPC hydrolyzed by phospholipase C (PLC). The investigation was based on the analysis of compression isotherms and on atomic force microscope (AFM) observations of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films and Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) films. The results included reaction rate constants obtained by kinetic analysis of phosphocholine at surface pressures from 0.1 to 31 mN/m and determined by a luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence method. Monolayer elastic modulus values and fluorescence microscopic images confirmed that hydrolysis by PLC progressed in the intermediate monolayer between a liquid-expanded (L1) film and a liquid-condensed (L2) film at 2-17 mN/m. Furthermore, the intermediate film was confirmed to consist of L1 film and the POPC nanodomains in the L2 state are covered with bound water, conclusions based on the following AFM results: (1) nanodomains in POPC LS films were catalyzed by PLC, (2) POG nanodomains extended out from LB films of mixed POPC/POG 9/1 (mol/mol) monolayers, and (3) POPC LS films were covered with bound water, as indicated by cross-sectional analysis. At the optimal surface pressure of 10 mN/m, when POPC nanodomains (L2), with internal diameters of ?75 nm, were hydrolyzed by PLC, they shrank down into pockets of the same size as those that appeared with POG. The resulting pocket sizes on LS films were in agreement with POG nanodomain sizes on LB films. This study demonstrated that PLC reacted with POPC nanodomains (L2) dispersed in L1/L2 mixed phase monolayers selectively and that POG nanodomains were phase-separated from the monolayer as hydrolysis proceeded. PMID:25565217

  12. Chemiluminescence detection of Escherichia coli in fresh produce obtained from different sources.

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    Mathew, Finny P; Alagesan, Deepa; Alocilja, Evangelyn C

    2004-01-01

    A chemiluminescence-based assay is developed for the rapid detection of Escherichia coli in fresh produce. The assay was based on the reaction of beta-galactosidase enzyme from E. coli with a phenylgalactosidase-substituted dioxetane substrate. Light emitted from the reaction was measured in a luminometer and data correlated with counts of E. coli enumerated on sorbitol-MacConkey agar plates. A strain of E. coli O157:H7 was used to inoculate samples of fresh produce to differentiate the inoculum from the natural E. coli potentially present on the produce. Fresh market samples were tested for generic E. coli and E. coli O157:H7. Significant differences in light emission were found in samples with high initial E. coli counts when market samples were compared to respective heat-treated samples. The assay was able to detect E. coli in all produce tested, particularly at higher contamination or inoculation levels. The sensitivity of the assay ranged between 10(2)-10(5) CFU within 30 min. The chemiluminescence assay provides a simple and rapid method for detection of viable E. coli, an important step towards enhancing food safety. PMID:15287003

  13. Ultratrace determination of silver, gold, and iron oxide nanoparticles by micelle mediated preconcentration/selective back-extraction coupled with flow injection chemiluminescence detection.

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    Tsogas, George Z; Giokas, Dimosthenis L; Vlessidis, Athanasios G

    2014-04-01

    A new method has been developed for the ultrasensitive determination of silver, gold, and iron oxide nanoparticles in environmental samples. Cloud point extraction was optimized and used as a means to extract and preconcentrate all nanoparticle species simultaneously from the same sample. The extracted nanoparticles were sequentially isolated from the surfactant-rich phase by a new selective back-extraction procedure and dissociated into their precursor metal ions. Each ion solution was injected in a flow injection analysis (FIA) manifold, accommodating the chemiluminogenic oxidation of luminol, in order to amplify chemiluminescence (CL) emission in a manner proportional to its concentration. Under the optimum experimental conditions, the detection limits were brought down to the picomolar and femtomolar concentration levels with satisfactory analytical features in terms of precision (2.0-13.0%), selectivity against dissolved ions, and recoveries (74-114%). The method was successfully applied to the determination of iron oxide, silver, and gold nanoparticles in environmental samples of different complexity, ranging from unpolluted river water to raw sewage. The developed method could also serve as a basis for future deployment of molecular spectrometry detectors for the selective determination and speciation analysis of nanoparticles in environmental applications. PMID:24576255

  14. Application of horse-radish peroxidase linked chemiluminescence to determine the production mechanism of Shiga-like toxins by E. coli O157:H7

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    Tu, Shu-I.; Uknalis, Joseph; Gehring, Andrew; He, Yiping

    2007-09-01

    A sandwiched immunoassay consisting of toxin capture by immunomagnetic beads (IMB) and toxin detection by horseradish peroxidase (HRP) linked chemiluminescence was used to follow the production of Shiga-like toxins (SLT) by E. coli O157:H7. The intensity of luminescence generated by the oxidation of luminol-liked compounds was used to represent the concentration of toxins produced. The time-course of SLT production by E. coli O157:H7 under different conditions was investigated. In pure culture, optimal generation of SLT showed a significant delay than the steady state of cell growth. In mixed cultures of SLT producing E. coli O157:H7 and non-SLT producing E. coli K-12 strain, the production of toxins was substantially decreased. However, the growth of E. coli O157:H7 was not affected by the presence of K-12 strain. This decrease in SLT production was also observed in radiation-sterile ground beef. In regular ground beef that might contain numerous other bacteria, the growth of E. coli O157:H7 in EC media was not significantly affected but the lowered production of SLT was observed. The results showed that mechanism of inducing SLT production was complex with both the growth time and growth environment could influence SLT production. The addition of homo-serine lactone to the growth media enhanced the production of SLT. Thus, possibly cell-cell communication may have a role in SLT production by E. coli O157:H7.

  15. A new strategy for the detection of adenosine triphosphate by aptamer/quantum dot biosensor based on chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer.

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    Zhou, Zi-Ming; Yu, Yong; Zhao, Yuan-Di

    2012-09-21

    We designed an aptasensor for the detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) based on chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET). An adenosine aptamer was cut into two pieces of ssDNA, which were attached to quantum dots (QDs) and horse radish peroxidase (HRP), respectively. They could reassemble into specific structures in the presence of ATP and then decrease the distance of HRP and QDs. ATP detection can be easily realized according to the fluorescent intensity of QDs, which is excited by CRET between luminol and QDs. Results show that the concentration of ATP is linear relation with the fluorescent intensity of the peak of QDs emission and the linear range for the linear equation is from 50 ?M to 231 ?M and the detection limit was 185 nM. When the concentration of ATP was 2 mM, the efficiency of CRET is 13.6%. Good specificity for ATP had been demonstrated compared to thymidine triphosphate (TTP), cytidine triphosphate (CTP) and guanosine triphosphate (GTP), when 1 mM of each was added, respectively. This method needs no external light source and can avoid autofluorescence and photobleaching, and ATP can be detected selectively, specifically, and sensitively in a low micromolar range, which means that the strategy reported here can be applicable to the detection of several other target molecules. PMID:22832507

  16. Prospects for the commercialization of chemiluminescence-based point-of-care and on-site testing devices.

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    Park, Jason Y; Kricka, Larry J

    2014-09-01

    Chemiluminescent reactions have found application in a number of commercial point-of-care and on-site testing devices. Notable examples include allergy tests (e.g., MASTpette, OPTIGEN® systems), flu tests (e.g., ZstatFlu®-II), cartridge-based immunoassay systems (FastPack® IP System, PATHFAST®), forensic tests for bloodstains, portable analyzers for biochip array assays (Evidence MultiStat), water quality tests (Eclox), air pollutants (e.g., oxides of nitrogen), and handheld devices for detecting explosives (e.g., E3500 Chemilux®). Many other point-of-care or on-site testing devices with a chemiluminescent end point have been devised on the basis of a variety of formats (e.g., cuvette, cassette, dipstick, test strip, microchip), but most have not progressed beyond a proof-of-principle or prototype stage. PMID:24658468

  17. Chemiluminescence assay for oxidatively modified myoglobin.

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    Vuletich, J L; Osawa, Y

    1998-12-15

    Treatment of myoglobin with H2O2 results in covalent alteration of the heme prosthetic group, in part, to protein-bound adducts. These protein-bound heme adducts are known to be redox active and are suspected to participate in oxidative tissue injury. In the course of our studies on the toxicological role of these heme adducts, we sought to develop a sensitive assay for their detection and quantitation. We have discovered that protein-bound heme adducts, due to their inherent peroxidase activity, can be detected with the use of enhanced chemiluminescence detection reagents, following SDS-PAGE and electroblotting. The assay is specific for protein-bound heme adducts as we have identified conditions where noncovalently bound hemes are completely dissociated from the protein during electrophoresis. Signal intensity was quantified by laser densitometry and found to be linear over a concentration range of 0.44-22 pmol of protein-bound heme adduct, which represented a 20-fold greater sensitivity than the currently available HPLC method. Moreover, we have identified tris(2-carboxyethyl)phosphine as a thiol reducing agent that does not interfere with the detection of the heme-mediated peroxidase activity. The current method may be utilized to identify heme-binding regions of proteins in addition to the detection of oxidatively modified myoglobin. PMID:9882417

  18. Rapid method for the quantification of hydroquinone concentration: chemiluminescent analysis.

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    Chen, Tung-Sheng; Liou, Show-Yih; Kuo, Wei-Wen; Wu, Hsi-Chin; Jong, Gwo-Ping; Wang, Hsueh-Fang; Shen, Chia-Yao; Padma, V Vijaya; Huang, Chih-Yang; Chang, Yen-Lin

    2015-11-01

    Topical hydroquinone serves as a skin whitener and is usually available in cosmetics or on prescription based on the hydroquinone concentration. Quantification of hydroquinone content therefore becomes an important issue in topical agents. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is the commonest method for determining hydroquinone content in topical agents, but this method is time-consuming and uses many solvents that can become an environmental issue. We report a rapid method for quantifying hydroquinone content by chemiluminescent analysis. Hydroquinone induces the production of hydrogen peroxide in the presence of basic compounds. Hydrogen peroxide induced by hydroquinone oxidized light-emitting materials such as lucigenin, resulted in the production of ultra-weak chemiluminescence that was detected by a chemiluminescence analyzer. The intensity of the chemiluminescence was found to be proportional to the hydroquinone concentration. We suggest that the rapid (measurement time, 60?s) and virtually solvent-free (solvent volume, <2?mL) chemiluminescent method described here for quantifying hydroquinone content may be an alternative to HPLC analysis. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25693839

  19. Chemiluminescence of lipid vesicles supplemented with cytochrome c and hydroperoxide.

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    Cadenas, E; Boveris, A; Chance, B

    1980-06-15

    The increase in light emission of hydroperoxide-supplemented cytochrome c observed on addition of lipid vesicles was related to the degree of unsaturation of the fatty acids of the phospholipids: dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine was without effect, whereas dioleoyl phosphatidylcholine and soya-bean phosphatidylcholine enhanced chemiluminescence 2- and 3-fold respectively. Effects on light-emission were similar to those on O2 uptake. The chemiluminescence of the present system was sensitive to cyanide and to the radical trap 2,5-di-t-butylquinol, indicating a catlytic activity of cytochrome c and the presence of free-radical species respectively. Lipid-vesicle enhanced chemiluminescence showed different kinetic behaviours, apparently depending on unsaturation: three phases are described for soya-bean phosphatidylcholine, whereas only one phase was present in mixtures containing dipalmitoyl and dioleoyl phospholipids. Chemiluminescence of lipid vesicles supplemented with cytochrome c and hydroperoxide showed similar kinetic patterns with H2O2 and primary (ethyl) and tertiary (t-butyl and cumene) hydroperoxides. Participation of singlet molecular oxygen, mainly on the phase III of chemiluminescence, is suggested by the increase of light-emission by 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]-octane as well as by data from spectral analysis. PMID:6258556

  20. Turn-off-on chemiluminescence determination of cyanide.

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    Han, Suqin; Wang, Jianbo; Jia, Shize

    2015-02-01

    A flow injection chemiluminescence (FI-CL) method was developed for the determination of cyanide (CN(-) ) based on the recovered CL signal by Cu(2+) inhibiting a glutathione (GSH)-capped CdTe quantum dot (QD) and hydrogen peroxide system. In an alkaline medium, strong CL signals were observed from the reaction of CdTe QDs and H2O2 , and addition of Cu(2+) could cause significant CL inhibition of the CdTe QDs-H2O2 system. In the presence of CN(-) , Cu(2+) can be removed from the surface of CdTe QDs via the formation of particularly stable [Cu(CN)n ]((n-1)-) species, and the CL signal of the CdTe QDs-H2O2 system was efficiently recovered. Thus, the CL signals of CdTe QDs-H2O2 system were turned off and turned on by the addition of Cu(2+) and CN(-) , respectively. Further, the results showed that among the tested ions, only CN(-) could recover the CL signal, which suggested that the CdTe QDs-H2O2 -Cu(2+) CL system had highly selectivity for CN(-) . Under optimum conditions, the CL intensity and the concentration of CN(-) show a good linear relationship in the range 0.0-650.0?ng/mL (R(2) ?=?0.9996). The limit of detection for CN(-) was 6.0?ng/mL (3?). This method has been applied to detect CN(-) in river water and industrial wastewater with satisfactory results. PMID:24804930

  1. Roles of CdS quantum dots in 1,1'-oxalyldiimidazole chemiluminescence.

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    Cho, Heejin; Lee, Syungju; Lee, Ji Hoon

    2012-11-21

    The roles of CdS nanocrystals (quantum dots) stabilized by oleic acid ligands in toluene were investigated in the 1,1'-oxalyldiimidazole chemiluminescence (ODI-CL) reaction generated under various environmental conditions. CdS excited by high-energy intermediates formed in ODI-CL reaction emitted dim CL. Also, CdS acted as a catalyst to enhance the yield of high-energy intermediates, capable of transferring energy to fluorescent molecules, in aqueous ODI-CL reactions, whereas it acted as a strong quencher, capable of inhibiting the CL emission of excited fluorescent molecules, in non-aqueous ODI-CL reactions. Based on the role of CdS in the aqueous ODI-CL reaction, the limit of detection (LOD = signal/noise = 3, 0.1 ?M) determined to quantify glucose using aqueous ODI-CL reaction in the presence of 2.75 ?M CdS was four times lower than that in the absence of CdS. The range of recovery determined in the aqueous ODI-CL reaction in the presence of CdS was 91.7-104%. We expect that the aqueous ODI-CL reaction in the presence of CdS can be applied as a highly sensitive sensor in various research fields such as bioanalytical chemistry, environmental engineering, homeland security, and toxicology. PMID:23034656

  2. Photoluminescence, chemiluminescence and anodic electrochemiluminescence of hydrazide-modified graphene quantum dots

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    Dong, Yongqiang; Dai, Ruiping; Dong, Tongqing; Chi, Yuwu; Chen, Guonan

    2014-09-01

    Single-layer graphene quantum dots (SGQDs) were refluxed with hydrazine (N2H4) to prepare hydrazide-modified SGQDs (HM-SGQDs). Compared with SGQDs, partial oxygen-containing groups have been removed from HM-SGQDs. At the same time, a lot of hydrazide groups have been introduced into HM-SGQDs. The introduced hydrazide groups provide HM-SGQDs with a new kind of surface state, and give HM-SGQDs unique photoluminescence (PL) properties such as blue-shifted PL emission and a relatively high PL quantum yield. More importantly, the hydrazide-modification made HM-SGQDs have abundant luminol-like units. Accordingly, HM-SGQDs exhibit unique and excellent chemiluminescence (CL) and anodic electrochemiluminescence (ECL). The hydrazide groups of HM-SGQDs can be chemically oxidized by the dissolved oxygen (O2) in alkaline solutions, producing a strong CL signal. The CL intensity is mainly dependent on the pH value and the concentration of O2, implying the potential applications of HM-SGQDs in pH and O2 sensors. The hydrazide groups of HM-SGQDs can also be electrochemically oxidized in alkaline solutions, producing a strong anodic ECL signal. The ECL intensity can be enhanced sensitively by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The enhanced ECL intensity is proportional to the concentration of H2O2 in a wide range of 3 ?M to 500 ?M. The detection limit of H2O2 was calculated to be about 0.7 ?M. The results suggest the great potential applications of HM-SGQDs in the sensors of H2O2 and bio-molecules that are able to produce H2O2 in the presence of enzymes.Single-layer graphene quantum dots (SGQDs) were refluxed with hydrazine (N2H4) to prepare hydrazide-modified SGQDs (HM-SGQDs). Compared with SGQDs, partial oxygen-containing groups have been removed from HM-SGQDs. At the same time, a lot of hydrazide groups have been introduced into HM-SGQDs. The introduced hydrazide groups provide HM-SGQDs with a new kind of surface state, and give HM-SGQDs unique photoluminescence (PL) properties such as blue-shifted PL emission and a relatively high PL quantum yield. More importantly, the hydrazide-modification made HM-SGQDs have abundant luminol-like units. Accordingly, HM-SGQDs exhibit unique and excellent chemiluminescence (CL) and anodic electrochemiluminescence (ECL). The hydrazide groups of HM-SGQDs can be chemically oxidized by the dissolved oxygen (O2) in alkaline solutions, producing a strong CL signal. The CL intensity is mainly dependent on the pH value and the concentration of O2, implying the potential applications of HM-SGQDs in pH and O2 sensors. The hydrazide groups of HM-SGQDs can also be electrochemically oxidized in alkaline solutions, producing a strong anodic ECL signal. The ECL intensity can be enhanced sensitively by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The enhanced ECL intensity is proportional to the concentration of H2O2 in a wide range of 3 ?M to 500 ?M. The detection limit of H2O2 was calculated to be about 0.7 ?M. The results suggest the great potential applications of HM-SGQDs in the sensors of H2O2 and bio-molecules that are able to produce H2O2 in the presence of enzymes. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: AFM images of SGQDs and HM-SGQDs (Fig. S1), FT-IR spectra of SGQDs and HM-SGQDs (Fig. S2), UV-vis and PL emission spectra of R-SGQDs (Fig. S3), cathodic ECL responses of SGQD, R-SGQDs and HM-SGQDs (Fig. S4), and the pH effect on the anodic ECL responses of HM-SGQDs (Fig. S5). See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr02539c

  3. Feasibility of chemiluminescence as photodynamic therapy dosimetor

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    Qin, Yanfang; Xing, Da; Zhong, Xueyun; Zhou, Jin; Luo, Shiming; Chen, Qun

    2006-09-01

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes light energy of a proper wavelength to activate a pre-administered photosensitizer in a target tissue to achieve a localized treatment effect. Current treatment protocol of photodynamic therapy (PDT) is defined by empirical values such as irradiation light fluence, fluence rate and the amount of administered photosensitizer. It is well known that Singlet oxygen is the most important cytotoxic agent responsible for PDT biological effects. An in situ monitoring of singlet oxygen production during PDT would provide a more accurate dosimeter for PDT. The presented study has investigated the feasibility of using Fhioresceinyl Cypridina Luciferin Analog (FCLA), a singlet oxygen specific chemiluminescence (CL) probe, as a dosimetric tool for PDT. Raji lymphoma cell suspensions were sensitized with Photofrin (R) of various concentrations and irradiated with 635 nm laser light at different fluence rates. FCLA-CL from singlet oxygen produced by the treatment was measured, in real time, with a photon multiplier tube (PMT) system, and linked to the cytotoxicity resulting from the treatment. We have observed that the CL intensity of FCLA is dependent on the PDT treatment parameters. After each PDT treatment and CL measurement, the irradiated cells were evaluated by MIT assay for their Viability. The results show that the cell viability is highly related to the accumulated CL. With 10 II quencher, we confirmed that the CL was mainly related to PDT produced 10 II The results suggest that the FCLA-CL system can be an effective means in measuring PDT 1O II production and may provide an alternative dosimetry technique for PDT.

  4. Directional surface plasmon coupled chemiluminescence from nickel thin films: Fixed angle observation

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    Weisenberg, Micah; Aslan, Kadir; Hortle, Elinor; Geddes, Chris D.

    2009-04-01

    Directional surface plasmon coupled chemiluminescence (SPCC) from nickel thin films is demonstrated. Free-space and angular-dependent SPCC emission from blue, green and turquoise chemiluminescent solutions placed onto nickel thin films attached to a hemispherical prism were measured. SPCC emission was found to be highly directional and preferentially p-polarized, in contrast to the unpolarized and isotropic chemiluminescence emission. The largest SPCC emission for all chemiluminescence solutions was observed at a fixed observation angle of 60°, which was also predicted by theoretical Fresnel calculations. It was found that nickel thin films did not have a catalytic effect on chemiluminescence emission.

  5. Analyzer for measurement of nitrogen oxide concentration by ozone content reduction in gas using solid state chemiluminescent sensor

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    Chelibanov, V. P.; Ishanin, G. G.; Isaev, L. N.

    2014-05-01

    Role of nitrogen oxide in ambient air is described and analyzed. New method of nitrogen oxide concentration measurement in gas phase is suggested based on ozone concentration measurement with titration by nitrogen oxide. Research of chemiluminescent sensor composition is carried out on experimental stand. The sensor produced on the base of solid state non-activated chemiluminescent composition is applied as ozone sensor. Composition is put on the surface of polymer matrix with developed surface. Sensor compositions includes gallic acid with addition of rodamine-6G. Model of interaction process between sensor composition and ozone has been developed, main products appeared during reaction are identified. The product determining the speed of luminescense appearance is found. This product belongs to quinone class. Then new structure of chemiluminescent composition was suggested, with absence of activation period and with high stability of operation. Experimental model of gas analyzer was constructed and operation algorithm was developed. It was demonstrated that developed NO measuring instrument would be applied for monitoring purposes of ambient air. This work was partially financially supported by Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01

  6. Carbon nanostructures as catalytic support for chemiluminescence of sulfur compounds in a molecular emission cavity analysis system.

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    Safavi, Afsaneh; Maleki, Norouz; Doroodmand, Mohammad Mahdi; Koleini, Mohammad Mehdi

    2009-06-30

    The effect of different substrates including stainless steel, activated carbon, single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), fullerenes (C60, C70, etc.) and SWCNTs doped with iron and palladium nanoparticles were compared for catalytic chemiluminescence reaction of sulfur compounds in a flame-containing cavity of molecular emission cavity analysis (MECA) system. Different forms of CNT substrates were fabricated using electric arc-discharge method. The blue emission of excited S2 was monitored using a CCD camera. The results demonstrate that, due to the high surface area, plenty of basal planes, high thermal conductivity, and high flexibility of the carbon nanostructure as appropriate support, carbon nanostructures play an important role in catalytic chemiluminescence emission of sulfur compounds in MECA. Moreover, the presence of metallic nanoparticles doped on carbon nanostructures enhances their catalytic effect. The results revealed that under similar conditions, SWCNTs/Pd doped nanoparticles, SWCNTs/Fe doped nanoparticles, SWCNTs, MWCNTs and fullerenes have the most catalytic effects on chemiluminescence of sulfur compounds, respectively. PMID:19463563

  7. Scanning laser vibrometry and luminol photomicrography to map cavitational activity around ultrasonic scalers

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    Felver, Bernhard; King, David C.; Lea, Simon C.; Price, Gareth J.; Walmsley, A. Damien

    2008-06-01

    Ultrasonic dental scalers are clinically used to remove deposits from tooth surfaces. A metal probe, oscillating at ultrasonic frequencies, is used to chip away deposits from the teeth. To reduce frictional heating, water flows over the operated probe in which a bi-product, cavitation, may be generated. The aim of this study is characterise probe oscillations using scanning laser vibrometry and to relate the recorded data to the occurrence of cavitation that is mapped in the course of this research. Scanning laser vibrometry (Polytec models 300-F/S and 400-3D) was used to measure the movement of various designs of operating probes and to locate vibration nodes / anti-nodes at different generator power settings and contact loads (100g and 200g). Cavitation mapping was performed by photographing the emission from a luminol solution with a digital camera (Artemis ICX285). The scaler design influences the number and location of vibration node / anti-node points. For all ultrasonic probes, the highest displacement amplitude values were recorded at the tip. The highest amounts of cavitation around the probes were recorded at the second anti-node measured from the tip. Broad, beaver-tale shaped probes produced more cavitation than slim shaped ones. The design also influences the amount of inertial cavitation around the operated instrument. The clinical relevance is that broad, beaver-tale shaped probes are unlikely to reach subgingival areas of the tooth. Further research is required to design probes that will be clinically superior to cleaning this area of the tooth.

  8. Detection of nitric oxide production in cell cultures by luciferin-luciferase chemiluminescence.

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    Woldman, Yakov Y; Eubank, Tim D; Mock, Andrew J; Stevens, Natalia C; Varadharaj, Saradhadevi; Turco, Jenifer; Gavrilin, Mikhail A; Branchini, Bruce R; Khramtsov, Valery V

    2015-09-18

    A chemiluminescent method is proposed for quantitation of NO generation in cell cultures. The method is based on activation of soluble guanylyl cyclase by NO. The product of the guanylyl cyclase reaction, pyrophosphate, is converted to ATP by ATP sulfurylase and ATP is detected in a luciferin-luciferase system. The method has been applied to the measurement of NO generated by activated murine macrophages (RAW 264.7) and bovine aortic endothelial cells. For macrophages activated by lipopolysaccharide and ?-interferon, the rate of NO production is about 100 amol/(cell·min). The rate was confirmed by the measurements of nitrite, the product of NO oxidation. For endothelial cells, the basal rate of NO generation is 5 amol/(cell·min); the rate approximately doubles upon activation by bradykinin, Ca(2+) ionophore A23187 or mechanical stress. For both types of cells the measured rate of NO generation is strongly affected by inhibitors of NO synthase. The sensitivity of the method is about 50 pM/min, allowing the registration of NO generated by 10(2)-10(4) cells. The enzyme-linked chemiluminescent method is two orders of magnitude more sensitive than fluorescent detection using 4-amino-5-methylamino-2',7'-difluorofluorescein (DAF-FM). PMID:26253471

  9. The use of electrodialysis to prepare aqueous bread extracts for bromate determination by chemiluminescence.

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    Himata, Katsuichi; Warner, Charles; Currie, Douglas; Graves, Qian; Diachenko, Gregory

    2005-01-01

    A cleanup procedure based on electrodialysis is described for the preparation of aqueous bread extracts for bromate determination by chemiluminescence. The technique utilizes electrophoresis with 3 chambers separated by semipermeable membranes. The relative merits of reverse osmosis (RO), ultrafiltration, and nanofiltration membranes with various molecular weight cutoffs were evaluated. The best results were obtained with an RO membrane manufactured from thin-film (composite) polysulfone as support for polyamide. A 0.14 M sodium sulfate solution in the center or collection chamber provides optimum conductivity. Aqueous hydroxylamine sulfate (30 mM) was selected for the anode compartment as a reductant for the anode oxidation products. The constant current mode at 150 mA with a potential of ca 100 volts was used. After electrophoretic separation, the bromate concentration in the collection chamber was typically 2 to 3 times greater than the concentration in the bread extract. The chemiluminescent reaction of bromate with sulfite with hydrocortisone as the enhancer was selected for detection of bromate. The emission, with a wavelength maximum at 575 nm, was found to "glow" rather than "flash" after the reagents were mixed; therefore, it was possible to optimize the light collection period. The method was validated with a variety of commercial bread products. White bread, hot dog buns, hamburger rolls, and a multigrain bread from 7 different manufacturers were studied. PMID:16001854

  10. A comparison of chemiluminescent acridinium dimethylphenyl ester labels with different conjugation sites.

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    Natrajan, Anand; Wen, David

    2015-03-01

    Chemiluminescent acridinium dimethylphenyl esters are highly sensitive labels that are used in automated assays for clinical diagnosis. Light emission from these labels and their conjugates is triggered by treatment with alkaline peroxide. Conjugation of acridinium ester labels is normally done at the phenol. During the chemiluminescent reaction of these acridinium esters, the phenolic ester is cleaved and the light emitting acridone moiety is liberated from its conjugate partner. In the current study, we report the synthesis of three new acridinium esters with conjugation sites at the acridinium nitrogen and compare their properties with that of a conventional acridinium ester with a conjugation site at the phenol. Our study is the first that provides a direct comparison of the emissive properties of acridinium dimethylphenyl esters (free labels and protein conjugates) with different conjugation sites, one where the light emitting acridone remains attached to its conjugate partner versus conventional labeling which results in cleavage of the acridone from the conjugate. Our results indicate that the conjugation at the acridinium nitrogen, which also alters how the acridinium ring and phenol are oriented with respect to the protein surface, has a minimal impact on emission kinetics and emission spectra. However, this mode of conjugation to three different proteins led to a significant increase in light yield which should be useful for improving the assay sensitivity. PMID:25581208

  11. Ultraweak chemiluminescence of rice seeds during accelerated aging

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    Chen, Wenli; Xing, Da; He, Yonghong

    2002-04-01

    Ultraweak Chemiluminescence (UCL) studies of different aging degree of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seeds stored in a high temperature 40 degree(s)C and high relative humidity 90% environment (0 day, 8 days, 15 days, and 22 days) were carried out. We firstly observed that aging degree of rice seeds was positive correlation with ultraweak chemiluminescence during the early imbibition (0-1h). Addition of water to rice seeds stimulates ultraweak chemiluminescence, the intensity of which depends upon aging degree of seeds. The shorter the seed accelerated aging time was, the higher the intensity of the UCL in the early imbibition period, the lower hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) concentration of rice seeds, the higher percentage seed germination. The germination and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity of dry rice seeds was obvious positive correlation with the intensity of UCL. While catalase (CAT) activity of rice seeds was determined. Mechanism of ultraweak chemiluminescence was discussed. It was concluded that the store time of rice seeds could be judged from their UCL characters during the early imbibition period, which might be a way to examine vigor of seeds.

  12. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DOCUMENT FOR THE CHEMILUMINESCENCE MEASUREMENT OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE

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    Gas phase chemiluminescence has been designated as the reference measurement principle for the measurement of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the ambient atmosphere. Continuous analyzers based on this measurement principle may be calibrated with NO2 either from the gas phase titration ...

  13. A new chemiluminescence method for determination of clonazepam and diazepam based on 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Ethylsulfate/copper as catalyst

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    Chaichi, M. J.; Alijanpour, S. O.

    2014-01-01

    A novel chemiluminescence (CL) reaction, Benzodiazepines-H2O2-1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Ethylsulfate/copper, for determination of clonazepam and diazepam at nanogram per milliliter level in batch-type system have been described. The method relies on the catalytic effect of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Ethylsulfate/copper on the chemiluminescence reaction of Benzodiazepines, the oxidation of Benzodiazepines with hydrogen peroxide in natural medium. The influences of various experimental parameters such as solution pH, the ratio of 1-Ethyl-3 Methylimidazolium ethylsulfate concentration to copper ion, the type of buffer and the concentration of CL reagents were investigated. Under the optimum condition, the proposed method was satisfactorily applied for the determination of these drugs in tablets and urine without the interference of their potential impurities.

  14. Peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence enhanced by oligophenylenevinylene fluorophores in the presence of various surfactants.

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    Motoyoshiya, Jiro; Takigawa, Setsuko

    2014-11-01

    The effect of several surfactants on peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (PO-CL) using oligophenylenevinylene fluorophores was investigated. Among several oligophenylenevinylenes consisting of stilbene units, linearly conjugated ones, such as distyrylbenzene and distyrylstilbene, effectively enhanced PO-CL efficiency. Various effects of anionic, cationic, amphoteric and non-ionic surfactants on the CL efficiency of PO-CL were determined using three oxalates and the distyrylbenzene fluorophore. Anionic and non-ionic surfactants effectively enhanced CL efficiency, in contrast to the negative effect of cationic and amphoteric surfactants. Non-ionic surfactants were also effective in CL reactions of oxalates bearing dodecyl ester groups by the hydrophobic interaction between their alkyl chains. Considering these results, the surfactants not only increase the concentrations of water-insoluble interacting species in the hydrophobic micelle cores, but also control rapid degradation of the oxalates by alkaline hydrolysis. PMID:24425305

  15. Simultaneous detection of single attoliter droplet collisions by electrochemical and electrogenerated chemiluminescent responses.

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    Dick, Jeffrey E; Renault, Christophe; Kim, Byung-Kwon; Bard, Allen J

    2014-10-27

    We provide evidence of single attoliter oil droplet collisions at the surface of an ultra-microelectrode (UME) by the observation of simultaneous electrochemical current transients (i-t curves) and electrogenerated chemiluminescent (ECL) transients in an oil/water emulsion. An emulsion system based on droplets of toluene and tri-n-propylamine (2:1 v/v) emulsified with an ionic liquid and suspended in an aqueous continuous phase was formed by ultrasonification. When an ECL luminophore, such as rubrene, is added to the emulsion droplet, stochastic events can be tracked by observing both the current blips from oxidation at the electrode surface and the ECL blips from the follow-up ECL reaction, which produces light. This report provides a means of studying fundamental aspects of electrochemistry using the attoliter oil droplet and offers complementary analytical techniques for analyzing discrete collision events, size distribution of emulsion systems, and individual droplet electroactivity. PMID:25213468

  16. Engineering a chemical implementation device and an imaging device for detecting chemiluminescence with a Polaroid high-speed detector film: application to influenza diagnostics with the ZstatFlu-II test.

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    Achyuthan, Komandoor E; Pence, Lisa M; Mantell, Daniel R; Nangeroni, Paul E; Mauchan, Donald M; Aitken, William M; Appleman, James R; Shimasaki, Craig D

    2003-01-01

    We describe the engineering and product development of the chemiluminescent ZstatFlu-II Test kit for influenza diagnostics. The reaction vessel is a chemical implementation device with a polystyrene bottom chamber and a polypropylene top chamber that screw together. The patient's specimen is dispersed in a proprietary diluent and mixed inside the bottom chamber with the influenza viral neuraminidase-specific substrate, 1,2-dioxetane-4,7-dimethoxy-Neu5Ac. Neuraminidase catalysis releases the dioxetane. The top chamber contains 40% NaOH and is sealed at the top with an ABS plastic plug-crush pin assembly. The top chamber floor is 85% thinner at the centre, forming a frangible flap. An automated imaging device serves as an incubator for the chemical implementation devices and also facilitates the piercing of the flap by the crush pin. This action results in NaOH flushing into the bottom chamber, initiating chemiluminescence. The imaging device also exposes the Polaroid high-speed detector film to chemiluminescence. At the end of exposure, the film is automatically processed and ejected. Chemiluminescence from an influenza virus-positive specimen produces a "+"-shaped white image, archiving the diagnostic outcome. The modular ZstatFlu-II test kit components are easily adaptable for the chemiluminescent detection of a wide range of analytes. PMID:12687627

  17. Immobilized fluorophores in dynamic chemiluminescence detection of hydrogen perioxide

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    Guebitz, G.; van Zoonen, P. Gooijer, C.; Velthorst, N.H.; Frei, R.W.

    1985-09-01

    It is shown that the peroxy oxalate chemiluminescence system for the detection of H/sub 2/O/sub 2/ can be greatly simplified by using immobilized fluorophores. Various immobilization procedures for 3-aminofluoranthene are discussed. The chemiluminescence properties of materials based on cellulose, silica gel, and glass beads are compared. Controlled pore glass (CPG-10) was found to be the most suitable carrier. The material, packed in a quartz cell, is applied in a flow injection system in combination with a bed reactor containing bis(2,4,6-triphenyl) oxalate (TCPO) in solid form. For the determination of hydrogen peroxide in rain water samples, detection limits of approx.1 x 10/sup -8/ M H/sub 2/O/sub 2/ (0.3 ppb) were obtained using a homemade luminescence detector. Linear calibration curves up to 10/sup -5/ M were observed. 19 references, 7 figures, 1 table.

  18. Gas-phase chemiluminescence and chemi-ionization

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    Fontijn, A.

    1985-01-01

    The phenomena of chemiluminescence (or more broadly chemi-excitation) and chemi-ionization have major similarities from a fundamental kinetic and dynamic point of view. However, since the former has primarily been investigated using optical spectroscopic techniques and the latter largely by mass spectroscopic (and other gaseous electronic) methods, the two phenomena have apparently never, explicitly been discussed together in one volume. In addition to a number of review articles on each individual subject, several meetings and books have had chemiluminescence and bioluminescence as their theme and those have been dominated by condensed phase work. On the other hand, chemi-ionization is often discussed in the contest of gaseous electronics, plasma chemistry and combustion. It is the goal of this book to present a more unified understanding of the two phenomena.

  19. On-Chip Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification on Flow-Based Chemiluminescence Microarray Analysis Platform for the Detection of Viruses and Bacteria.

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    Kunze, A; Dilcher, M; Abd El Wahed, A; Hufert, F; Niessner, R; Seidel, M

    2016-01-01

    This work presents an on-chip isothermal nucleic acid amplification test (iNAAT) for the multiplex amplification and detection of viral and bacterial DNA by a flow-based chemiluminescence microarray. In a principle study, on-chip recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) on defined spots of a DNA microarray was used to spatially separate the amplification reaction of DNA from two viruses (Human adenovirus 41, Phi X 174) and the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis, which are relevant for water hygiene. By establishing the developed assay on the microarray analysis platform MCR 3, the automation of isothermal multiplex-amplification (39 °C, 40 min) and subsequent detection by chemiluminescence imaging was realized. Within 48 min, the microbes could be identified by the spot position on the microarray while the generated chemiluminescence signal correlated with the amount of applied microbe DNA. The limit of detection (LOD) determined for HAdV 41, Phi X 174, and E. faecalis was 35 GU/?L, 1 GU/?L, and 5 × 10(3) GU/?L (genomic units), which is comparable to the sensitivity reported for qPCR analysis, respectively. Moreover the simultaneous amplification and detection of DNA from all three microbes was possible. The presented assay shows that complex enzymatic reactions like an isothermal amplification can be performed in an easy-to-use experimental setup. Furthermore, iNAATs can be potent candidates for multipathogen detection in clinical, food, or environmental samples in routine or field monitoring approaches. PMID:26624222

  20. Chemiluminescence-based multivariate sensing of local equivalence ratios in premixed atmospheric methane-air flames

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    Tripathi, Markandey M.; Krishnan, Sundar R.; Srinivasan, Kalyan K.; Yueh, Fang-Yu; Singh, Jagdish P.

    2012-03-01

    Chemiluminescence emissions from OH*, CH*, C2, and CO2 formed within the reaction zone of premixed flames depend upon the fuel-air equivalence ratio in the burning mixture. In the present paper, a new partial least square regression (PLS-R) based multivariate sensing methodology is investigated and compared with an OH*/CH* intensity ratio-based calibration model for sensing equivalence ratio in atmospheric methane-air premixed flames. Five replications of spectral data at nine different equivalence ratios ranging from 0.73 to 1.48 were used in the calibration of both models. During model development, the PLS-R model was initially validated with the calibration data set using the leave-one-out cross validation technique. Since the PLS-R model used the entire raw spectral intensities, it did not need the nonlinear background subtraction of CO2 emission that is required for typical OH*/CH* intensity ratio calibrations. An unbiased spectral data set (not used in the PLS-R model development), for 28 different equivalence ratio conditions ranging from 0.71 to 1.67, was used to predict equivalence ratios using the PLS-R and the intensity ratio calibration models. It was found that the equivalence ratios predicted with the PLS-R based multivariate calibration model matched the experimentally measured equivalence ratios within 7%; whereas, the OH*/CH* intensity ratio calibration grossly underpredicted equivalence ratios in comparison to measured equivalence ratios, especially under rich conditions ( > 1.2). The practical implications of the chemiluminescence-based multivariate equivalence ratio sensing methodology are also discussed.

  1. Spectral analysis of cavity chemiluminescence of a combustion-driven HF laser fueled by NF3

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    Li, Liucheng; Duo, Liping; Wang, Yuanhu; Tang, Shukai; Yu, Haijun; Li, Guofu; Wang, Jian

    2015-02-01

    The visible and near infrared spectra of cavity chemiluminescence of a combustion driven HF laser fueled by NF3 were collected and analyzed. The spectral line at 529 nm for the green chemiluminescence was attributed to electronic excited NF molecules in b1? state, i.e. NF(b). The diffuse bands from 570 nm to 700 nm were attributed to the N2(B-A) emission. The spectral lines from 850 nm to 1000 nm were attributed to the HF ?? = 3 emission bands. At the end of every experiment, the spectral line at 874 nm would be observed, which was attributed to the electronic excited NF molecules in a1 ? state, i.e. NF(a). The NF(a-X) emission was found experimentally to be always avoiding the HF?? = 3 emission bands. It was also found experimentally that the NF(b-X) emission always accompanied the HF ?? = 3 emission bands and their emission intensities had the same trends as a function of experimental time. Whereas the NF(a) molecules was produced in the optical cavity directly by the reaction of H atoms with NF2 molecules in the incomplete combustion effluents, the NF(b) molecules were suggested to be produced mainly by the near resonant energy transfer from vibrational excited HF(v<=2) molecules to NF(a) molecules. In other words, the vibrational excited state HF(v<=2) molecules can be efficiently deactivated by the NF(a) molecules by near resonant V-E energy transfer process. Therefore we concluded that incomplete dissociation of NF3 might be harmful to the HF(v<=2) population.

  2. Gold nanoclusters-based chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer method for sensitive and label-free detection of trypsin.

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    You, Xiaoying; Li, Yinhuan; Li, Baoping; Ma, Jie

    2016-01-15

    A chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) platform was developed for sensitive and label-free detection of protease by using trypsin as a model analyte. In this CRET platform, bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate-hydrogen peroxide chemiluminescence (CL) reaction was utilized as an energy donor and bovine serum albumin (BSA)-stabilized gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) as an energy acceptor. The BSA-stabilized Au NCs triggered the CRET phenomenon by accepting the energy from TCPO-H2O2 CL reaction, thus producing intense CL. In the presence of trypsin, the protein template of BSA-stabilized Au NCs was digested, which frustrated the energy transfer efficiency between the CL donor and the BSA-stabilized Au NCs, leading to a significant decrease in the CL signal. The decreased CL signal was proportional to the logarithm of trypsin concentration in the range of 0.01-50.0µgmL(-1). The detection limit for trypsin was 9ngmL(-)(1) and the relative standard deviations were lesser than 3% (n=11). This Au NCs-based CRET platform was successfully applied to the determination of trypsin in human urine samples, demonstrating its potential application in clinical diagnosis. PMID:26592577

  3. Chemiluminescence of CdTe nanocrystals catalyzed by sodium hexametaphosphate and its sensitive application for determination of estrogens

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    Wang, Lun; Yuan, Fei; Chen, Hong-Qi; Ling, Bo; Xu, Juan

    2012-06-01

    A novel flow injection nanocrystals (NCs) chemiluminescence (CL) analysis method has been established for the determination of estradiol, estriol and estrone based on the enhancement of CdTe NCs-KMnO4 CL reaction catalyzed by sodium hexametaphosphate. Glutathione (GSH)-capped CdTe nanocrystals were synthesized in aqueous medium, and the CdTe NCs emitted at around 555 nm was selected as the light emitter in CdTe NCs-KMnO4 chemiluminescence (CL) system. It has been found that sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP) enhanced the CL of the CdTe NCs-KMnO4 system and estrogens increased these CL signals again in near neutral solution. UV-visible spectra, photoluminescence (PL) spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and CL spectra were used to characterize CdTe nanoparticles and investigate the mechanism of the CL reaction. On the basis of the enhancement, a novel flow-injection CL method has been established for the determination of estrogens. Under the optimum experimental conditions, three linear relationships were obtained. The method described is simple, sensitive, and has been successfully utilized for the determination of estrogens in tap water samples.

  4. Quantitation method of N,N '-disalicylidene-1,2-propanediamine by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to a nitrogen chemiluminescence detector.

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    Lissitsyna, Kristina; Huertas, Sonia; Quintero, Luis Carlos; Polo, Luis Maria

    2013-06-01

    Metal deactivator additives (MDAs) have been used for over 60 years to prevent metal catalyzed reactions in petroleum products; a commonly used metal deactivator is N,N'-disalicylidene-1,2-propanediamine. The quantitation of low MDA concentrations in fuels is challenging due to the complexity of the sample matrix. In this work, this difficulty was overcome using GC × GC hyphenated with a nitrogen chemiluminescence detector. The high resolution power of GC × GC avoided co-elution between the MDA and other sample matrix compounds; while the enhanced sensitivity of GC × GC and the use of a nitrogen chemiluminescence detector supplied a high sensitivity and specificity for nitrogen compounds. For the analysis, the MDA additive was derivatized with the silylation agent N,O-bis (trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide at room temperature and its quantitation was based on an external calibration curve; good linear response was obtained in the 1.4-8.6 ppm range. PMID:23494992

  5. Low-level chemiluminescence of hydroperoxide-supplemented cytochrome c.

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    Cadenas, E; Boveris, A; Chance, B

    1980-04-01

    Ferricytochrome c showed low-level chemiluminescence, with a light-emission measured of about 1x10(3)-3x10(3) counts/s, when supplemented with organic hydroperoxides. Tertiary hydroperoxides (cumene hydroperoxide and t-butyl hydroperoxide) showed a saturation behaviour at about 5mm-hydroperoxide, whereas primary hydroperoxides showed a quadratic dependence on the hydroperoxide concentration. Chemiluminescence depended linearly on cytochrome c concentration, and optimal light-emission was observed at [t-butyl hydroperoxide]/[ferricytochrome c] ratios of 160-500. Hydroperoxide-supplemented ferricytochrome c consumed O(2) at a rate of 1.0mumol/min per mumol of cytochrome c; the rate of O(2) uptake was linearly related to the concentration of cytochrome c. The Soret absorption band of ferricytochrome c decreased about 64% after incubation with t-butyl hydroperoxide, whereas the 530nm band was almost totally abolished. Light-emission was (a) inhibited competitively by cyanide. (b) inhibited by singlet-oxygen quenchers (e.g. beta-carotene), scavengers (e.g. dimethylfuran) and traps (e.g. histidine and tryptophan) and (c) increased by singlet-oxygen-chemiluminescence enhancer 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]-octane. Superoxide dismutase had no effect on the present system. The participation of free radicals is suggested by the effect of the radical trap 2,5-di-t-butylquinol. Singlet-oxygen dimol emission seems to be mainly responsible for the observed light-emission; a mechanism that can account for the major part of the present experimental observations is proposed. PMID:6250533

  6. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence from PbS quantum dots.

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    Sun, Liangfeng; Bao, Lei; Hyun, Byung-Ryool; Bartnik, Adam C; Zhong, Yu-Wu; Reed, Jason C; Pang, Dai-Wen; Abruña, Héctor D; Malliaras, George G; Wise, Frank W

    2009-02-01

    We report the first observation of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) from PbS quantum dots (QDs). Different ECL intensities are observed for different ligands used to passivate the QDs, which indicates that ECL is sensitive to surface chemistry, with the potential to serve as a powerful probe of surface states and charge transfer dynamics in QDs. In particular, passivation of the QD surfaces with trioctylphosphine (TOP) increases ECL intensity by 3 orders of magnitude when compared to passivation with oleic acid alone. The observed overlap of the ECL and photoluminescence spectra suggests a significant reduction of deep surface trap states from the QDs passivated with TOP. PMID:19115964

  7. Evaluation of Single Column Trapping/Separation and Chemiluminescence Detection for Measurement of Methanethiol and Dimethyl Sulfide from Pig Production

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    Hansen, Michael Jørgen; Toda, Kei; Obata, Tomoaki; Adamsen, Anders Peter S.; Feilberg, Anders

    2012-01-01

    Reduced sulfur compounds are considered to be important odorants from pig production due to their low odor threshold values and low solubility in slurry. The objective of the present study was to investigate the use of a portable method with a single silica gel column for trapping/separation coupled with chemiluminescence detection (SCTS-CL) for measurement of methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide in sample air from pig production. Proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) was used to evaluate the trapping/separation. The silica gel column used for the SCTS-CL efficiently collected hydrogen sulfide, methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide. The measurement of methanethiol by SCTS-CL was clearly interfered by the high concentration of hydrogen sulfide found in pig production, and a removal of hydrogen sulfide was necessary to obtain reliable results. Air samples taken from a facility with growing-finishing pigs were analyzed by SCTS-CL, PTR-MS, and a gas chromatograph with sulfur chemiluminescence detection (GC-SCD) to evaluate the SCTS-CL. The difference between the concentrations of methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide measured with SCTS-CL, PTR-MS, and GC-SCD was below 10%. In conclusion, the SCTS-CL is a portable and low-cost alternative to the commercial methods that can be used to measure methanethiol and dimethyl sulfide in sample air from pig production. PMID:22997603

  8. Radical scavenger activity of different 3',4'-dihydroxyflavonols and 1,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid studied by inhibition of chemiluminescence.

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    Heilmann, J; Merfort, I; Weiss, M

    1995-10-01

    To gain more insights into structure-activity relationships, four 3',4'-dihydroxyflavonols differing in the substitution of the A and C rings and 1,5-dicaffeolyquinic acid were evaluated for their ability to inhibit chemiluminescence of human neutrophils stimulated with opsonized zymosan or FMLP as well as in an enzymatic system with H2O2 and horseradish peroxidase. It could be shown that an additional o-dihydroxy structure in the A-ring, or a 6-methoxy group, respectively, has no significant influence, thus confirming the o-dihydroxy group of the B-ring as the most important structural feature for the radical scavenger activity. It can be supposed that the main effect of the tested flavonols is based on their inhibition of myeloperoxidase, besides inhibition of enzymes involved in activating the NADPH-oxidase, and a direct reaction with oxygen radicals. Inhibition of chemiluminescence by 1,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid was in the same order as those observed with the flavonols. PMID:7480205

  9. The molecular dynamics of atmospheric reaction

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    Polanyi, J. C.

    1971-01-01

    Detailed information about the chemistry of the upper atmosphere took the form of quantitative data concerning the rate of reaction into specified states of product vibration, rotation and translation for exothermic reaction, as well as concerning the rate of reaction from specified states of reagent vibration, rotation and translation for endothermic reaction. The techniques used were variants on the infrared chemiluminescence method. Emphasis was placed on reactions that formed, and that removed, vibrationally-excited hydroxyl radicals. Fundamental studies were also performed on exothermic reactions involving hydrogen halides.

  10. Chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay for the determination of sulfamethoxydiazine

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    Wu, Yongjun; Yu, Songcheng; Yu, Fei; Yan, Nali; Qu, Lingbo; Zhang, Hongquan

    2011-10-01

    Sulfamethoxydiazine (SMD), which is often used for animal disease treatment, is harmful to human health. No SMD residue should be detected in food in some countries, such as USA and Japan. Therefore, it is significant to develop a high-throughput, high-sensitivity and accurate method for the determination of the content of SMD in food. In this paper, chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) was developed for quantification of SMD. For this method, the limit of detection was 3.2 pg/ml, the linear range was from 10 to 2000 pg/ml, the within-day and inter-day precision were below 13% and below 18%, respectively, and the recovery was from 85% to 105%. Milk and egg were selected as samples to be examined with this method, and the result indicated that this CLEIA method was suitable for screening and quality control of food.

  11. Ester oxidation on an aluminum surface using chemiluminescence

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    Jones, William R., Jr.; Meador, Michael A.; Morales, Wilfredo

    1986-01-01

    The oxidation characteristics of a pure ester (trimethyolpropane triheptanoate) were studied by using a chemiluminescence technique. Tests were run in a thin film microoxidation apparatus with an aluminum alloy catalyst. Conditions included a pure oxygen atmosphere and a temperature range of 176 to 206 C. Results indicated that oxidation of the ester (containing .001 M diphenylanthracene as an intensifier) was accompanied by emission of light. The maximum intensity of light emission was a function of the amount of ester, the concentration of intensifier, and the test temperature. The induction period, or the time to reach one-half of maximum intensity was inversely proportional to test temperature. Decreases in light emission at the later stages of a test were caused by depletion of the intensifier.

  12. Synthesis of Chemiluminescent Esters: A Combinatorial Synthesis Experiment for Organic Chemistry Students

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    Duarte, Robert; Nielson, Janne T.; Dragojlovic, Veljko

    2004-01-01

    A group of techniques aimed at synthesizing a large number of structurally diverse compounds is called combinatorial synthesis. Synthesis of chemiluminescence esters using parallel combinatorial synthesis and mix-and-split combinatorial synthesis is experimented.

  13. Silver nanoparticles enhanced flow injection chemiluminescence determination of gatifloxacin in pharmaceutical formulation and spiked urine sample

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    Wabaidur, Saikh mohammad; Alam, Seikh Mafiz; Alothman, Zeid A.; Mohsin, Kazi

    2015-06-01

    Silver nanoparticles have been utilized for the enhanced chemiluminogenic estimation of fluoroquinolone antibiotic gatifloxacin. It has been found that the weak chemiluminescence intensity produced from the reaction between calcein and KMnO4 can further be strengthened by the addition of silver nanoparticles in the presence of gatifloxacin. This phenomenon has been exploited to the quantitative determination of gatifloxacin. Under the optimum experimental conditions, the calibration curves are linear over the range of 8.9 × 10-9-4.0 × 10-6 M, while the limits of detections were found to be 2.6 × 10-9 M with correlation coefficient value (r2) 0.9999. The relative standard deviation calculated from six replicate measurements (1.0 × 10-4 M gatifloxacin) was 1.70%. The method was applied to pharmaceutical preparations and the results obtained were in reasonable agreement with the amount labeled on the formulations. The proposed method was also used for the determination of gatifloxacin in spiked urine samples with satisfactory results. No interference effects from some common excipients used in pharmaceutical preparations have been found.

  14. Iron stimulation of chemiluminescence by microsomes and purified NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase

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    Puntarulo, S.; Clejan, L.; Palakodety, R.; Cederbaum, A.I.

    1987-05-01

    Low level chemiluminescence (CL) was measured as an assay of the steady state level of production of oxygen radicals during microsomal electron transfer. In the presence of an NADPH-generating system, antioxidant-sensitive CL was observed with isolated rat liver microsomes. Depending on the nature of the chelating agent, ferric iron markedly affected this CL. For example, ferric-EDTA inhibited, whereas ferric-ADP stimulated CL. This response to iron chelators was identical to that found when measuring microsomal lipid peroxidation, but was opposite to the catalytic effectiveness of ferric-chelates in stimulating microsomal generation of hydroxyl radicals. Similar studies were conducted with purified NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase in the presence of t-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BOOH). No CL was observed in the absence of added iron. The addition of ferric-EDTA or ferric-detapac stimulated production of CL, whereas ferric chloride or ferric-ATP has little or no effect. This pattern of response to iron chelates is opposite to that found with the microsomes. CL was inhibited by catalase and OH scavengers such as ethanol and DMSO but not by superoxide dismutase. Thus, CL by the reductase system appears to involve the generation of OH via a Fenton-type of reaction, and subsequent interaction of OH with t-BOOH to produce excited species.

  15. Simultaneous chemiluminescence determination of thebaine and noscapine using support vector machine regression

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    Ensafi, Ali A.; Hasanpour, F.; Khayamian, T.; Mokhtari, A.; Taei, M.

    2010-02-01

    In this work, a batch chemiluminescence (CL) method has been proposed for the simultaneous determination of two structurally similar alkaloids, noscapine and thebaine. The method is based on the kinetic distinction of the CL reactions of noscapine and thebaine with Ru(bipy) 32+ and Ce(IV) system in a sulfuric acid medium. The least squared support vector machine (LS-SVM) regression was applied for relating the concentrations of both compounds to their CL profiles. The parameters of the model consisting of ?2 and ? were optimized by constructing LS-SVM models with all possible combinations of these two parameters to select the model with the minimum root mean squared error of cross validation (RMSECV) as the best. The parameters of this model were then selected as optimized values. Under the optimized experimental conditions for both compounds, the detection limits obtained using the LS-SVM regression were 0.08 and 0.1 ?mol L -1 for noscapine and thebaine, respectively. The proposed method was utilized for the simultaneous determination of the compounds in pharmaceutical formulations and plasma samples with satisfactory results.

  16. Determination of riboflavin by enhancing the chemiluminescence intensity of peroxomonosulfate-cobalt(II) system

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    Wang, Min; Zhao, Lixia; Liu, Meilin; Lin, Jin-Ming

    2007-04-01

    A weak chemiluminescent (CL) emission was observed in the decomposition of peroxomonosulfate (HSO 5-), which would be accelerated in the presence of trace amounts of cobalt (II). The mechanism was due to the production of singlet oxygen ( 1O 2). Interestedly, riboflavin can enhance the CL and the CL intensity was strongly dependent on riboflavin concentration. Based on this phenomenon, a flow injection analysis (FIA) CL method was established for the determination of riboflavin. Additionally, the possible CL mechanism is proposed based on the kinetic curve of the CL reaction, CL spectra, UV-vis spectra and fluorescent spectra. The CL intensity was correlated linearly with concentration of riboflavin over the range of 1.0 × 10 -4 to 1.0 × 10 -8 g mL -1; the detection limit was 9.0 × 10 -9 g mL -1(S/N = 3); the relative standard deviation was 1.4% for 9 × 10 -7 g mL -1 riboflavin ( n = 11). Furthermore, this method was applied to the determination of riboflavin in real tablets and injections successfully.

  17. Ultrasensitive Detection and Subtyping of Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus Provirus Based on Magnetic Nanoparticles and Chemiluminescence.

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    Yang, Haowen; Li, Zhiyang; Jiang, Qinyang; Fan, Jing; Zhou, Bingcong; Guo, Yafen; Lan, Ganqiu; Yang, Xiurong; He, Nongyue; Jiang, Hesheng

    2015-08-01

    Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) is commonly integrated in pig genomes, and could cause a cross-species infection by xenotransplantation. In this study, we developed a rapid and ultrasensitive approach for detection and subtyping of PERV provirus based on magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and chemiluminescence (CL). The carboxylated MNPs (CMNPs) were covalently coupled with aminated probes for capturing biotinylated target fragments of PERV, the product of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Agarose gel electrophoresis analysis approved the reliability of biotinylated fragments. The MNPs composites were incubated with streptavidin-alkaline phosphatase (SA-ALP) and CL signal intensities were determined by subsequently adding 3-(2'-spiroadamantane)-4-methoxy-4-(3"-phosphoryloxy) phenyl-1,2-dioxetane (AMPPD). The optimal assay conditions of this approach were 1 mM for SA modification, 10 µM for probe modification, 55 (PERV), 54 (PERV-A), 50 (PERV-B), and 56 °C (PERV-C) for hybridization temperatures respectively, and 30 min for hybridization time. This approach was specific and highly sensitive, and the limit of detection (LOD) was 100 amol, which has the potential for screening out safe pig donors for xenotransplantation as well as to examine clinical samples from human patients treated with porcine xenotranplantation. PMID:26369124

  18. SO 32--based chemiluminescence in unbuffered solution with ClO 2 as oxidant and its analytical application

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    Li, Baoxin; Deng, Qingwen; Xu, Chunli

    2007-11-01

    In this paper, SO 32--chemiluminescence (CL) system in unbuffered solution with ClO 2 as oxidant is proposed. ClO 2 could oxidize sulfite in unbuffered solution to produce CL emission, and riboflavin could sensitize the ClO 2-SO 32--based CL system. The ClO 2-SO 32--riboflavin CL reaction was chosen as a model system and explored the possibility of SO 32--based CL system in unbuffered solution. Compared with the reported SO 32--based CL system in strong acid media, the proposed CL system owns its advantages. Combined with flow-injection analysis, the proposed CL system was applied to measurement of riboflavin in pharmaceuticals.

  19. Application of a Chemiluminescence Detector for the Measurement of Total Oxides of Nitrogen and Ammonia in the Atmosphere

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    Hodgeson, J. A.; Bell, J. P.; Rehme, K. A.; Krost, K. J.; Stevens, R. K.

    1971-01-01

    By means of the thermal conversion of nitrogen dioxide to the nitric oxide, the chemiluminescent nitric oxide monitor, based on the nitric oxide plus ozone reaction, may be used for monitoring nitrogen dioxide plus nitric oxide (NO(x)). Under conditions previously described, ammonia is also converted to nitric oxide and therefore interferes. A metal surface, gold wool or stainless steel, operated at two different temperatures has been used to convert only nitrogen dioxide or nitrogen dioxide plus ammonia. Quantitative conversion of nitrogen dioxide to nitric oxide has been obtained at temperatures as low as 200 C. Conversion of ammonia is effected at temperatures of 300 C or higher. By the addition of a converter the basic nitric oxide monitor may be used for measuring NO(x) or NO(x) plus ammonia. As an alternate mode, for a fixed high temperature, a specific scrubber is described for removing NH3 without affecting NO2 concentrations.

  20. Optical tomography of fluorophores in dense scattering media based on ultrasound-enhanced chemiluminescence

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    Kobayashi, Masaki Kikuchi, Naoto; Sato, Akihiro

    2015-01-12

    This letter proposes and demonstrates ultrasound-combined optical imaging in dense scattering media. A peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence system that includes fluorophores to chemically excite the pigment is stimulated by ultrasound irradiation with power of less than 0.14?W/cm{sup 2}. Using focused ultrasound, the chemiluminescence is selectively spatially enhanced, which leads to imaging of the pigment when embedded in a light-scattering medium via scanning of the focal point. The ultrasonically enhanced intensity of the chemiluminescence depends on the base intensity of the chemiluminescence without the applied ultrasound irradiation, which thereby enables quantitative determination of the fluorophore concentration. The authors demonstrate the potential of this method to resolve chemiluminescent targets in a dense scattering medium that is comparable to biological tissue. An image was acquired of a chemiluminescent target that included indocyanine green as the fluorophore embedded at a depth of 20?mm in an Intralipid-10% 200?ml/l solution scattering medium (the reduced scattering coefficient was estimated to be approximately 1.3?mm{sup ?1}), indicating the potential for expansion of this technique for use in biological applications.

  1. Retrovirus-induced oxidative stress with neuroimmunodegeneration is suppressed by antioxidant treatment with a refined monosodium alpha-luminol (Galavit).

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    Jiang, Yuhong; Scofield, Virginia L; Yan, Mingshan; Qiang, Wenan; Liu, Na; Reid, Amy J; Lynn, William S; Wong, Paul K Y

    2006-05-01

    Oxidative stress is involved in many human neuroimmunodegenerative diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus disease/AIDS. The retrovirus ts1, a mutant of Moloney murine leukemia virus, causes oxidative stress and progressive neuro- and immunopathology in mice infected soon after birth. These pathological changes include spongiform neurodegeneration, astrogliosis, thymic atrophy, and T-cell depletion. Astrocytes and thymocytes are directly infected and killed by ts1. Neurons are not infected, but they also die, most likely as an indirect result of local glial infection. Cytopathic effects of ts1 infection in cultured astrocytes are associated with accumulation of the viral envelope precursor protein gPr80env in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which triggers ER stress and oxidative stress. We have reported (i) that activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor and upregulation of antioxidative defenses occurs in astrocytes infected with ts1 in vitro and (ii) that some ts1-infected astrocytes survive infection by mobilization of these pathways. Here, we show that treatment with a refined monosodium alpha-luminol (Galavit; GVT) suppresses oxidative stress and Nrf2 activation in cultured ts1-infected astrocytes. GVT treatment also inhibits the development of spongiform encephalopathy and gliosis in the central nervous system (CNS) in ts1-infected mice, preserves normal cytoarchitecture in the thymus, and delays paralysis, thymic atrophy, wasting, and death. GVT treatment of infected mice reduces ts1-induced oxidative stress, cell death, and pathogenesis in both the CNS and thymus of treated animals. These studies suggest that oxidative stress mediates ts1-induced neurodegeneration and T-cell loss. PMID:16611916

  2. Retrovirus-Induced Oxidative Stress with Neuroimmunodegeneration Is Suppressed by Antioxidant Treatment with a Refined Monosodium ?-Luminol (Galavit)

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    Jiang, Yuhong; Scofield, Virginia L.; Yan, Mingshan; Qiang, Wenan; Liu, Na; Reid, Amy J.; Lynn, William S.; Wong, Paul K. Y.

    2006-01-01

    Oxidative stress is involved in many human neuroimmunodegenerative diseases, including human immunodeficiency virus disease/AIDS. The retrovirus ts1, a mutant of Moloney murine leukemia virus, causes oxidative stress and progressive neuro- and immunopathology in mice infected soon after birth. These pathological changes include spongiform neurodegeneration, astrogliosis, thymic atrophy, and T-cell depletion. Astrocytes and thymocytes are directly infected and killed by ts1. Neurons are not infected, but they also die, most likely as an indirect result of local glial infection. Cytopathic effects of ts1 infection in cultured astrocytes are associated with accumulation of the viral envelope precursor protein gPr80env in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which triggers ER stress and oxidative stress. We have reported (i) that activation of the Nrf2 transcription factor and upregulation of antioxidative defenses occurs in astrocytes infected with ts1 in vitro and (ii) that some ts1-infected astrocytes survive infection by mobilization of these pathways. Here, we show that treatment with a refined monosodium ?-luminol (Galavit; GVT) suppresses oxidative stress and Nrf2 activation in cultured ts1-infected astrocytes. GVT treatment also inhibits the development of spongiform encephalopathy and gliosis in the central nervous system (CNS) in ts1-infected mice, preserves normal cytoarchitecture in the thymus, and delays paralysis, thymic atrophy, wasting, and death. GVT treatment of infected mice reduces ts1-induced oxidative stress, cell death, and pathogenesis in both the CNS and thymus of treated animals. These studies suggest that oxidative stress mediates ts1-induced neurodegeneration and T-cell loss. PMID:16611916

  3. Neuroprotective effects of the drug GVT (monosodium luminol) is mediated by the stabilization of Nrf2 in astrocytes

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    Reddy, Pichili Vijaya Bhaskar; Lungu, Gina; Kuang, Xianghong; Stoica, George; Wong, Paul KY

    2014-01-01

    Oxidative stress is implicated in various kinds of neurological disorders, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated dementia (HAD). Our laboratory has been studying the murine retrovirus ts1, a pathogenic mutant of the Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMuLV), as a model for HAD. Like HIV in humans, ts1 induces oxidative stress and progressive neurodegeneration in mice. We have shown previously that an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory drug GVT or MSL (monosodium luminol) suppresses ts1-induced oxidative stress, attenuates the development of spoorm encephalopathy, and delays hind limb paralysis in infected mice. It is known that upregulation of the nuclear transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is involved in upregulating cellular antioxidant defenses. Since Nrf2 is associated with elevation of antioxidant defenses in general, and since GVT suppresses ts1-induced neurodegeneration, our aim in this study was to determine whether GVT neuroprotection is linked to Nrf2 upregulation in the brain. We report here that GVT upregulates the levels of Nrf2, both in primary astrocyte cultures and in brainstem of ts1-infected mice. Significant upregulation of Nrf2 expression by GVT occurs in both the cytosolic and nuclear fractions of cultured astrocytes and brainstem cells. Notably, although GVT treatment increases Nrf2 protein levels in cultured astrocytes and brainstem tissues, Nrf2 mRNA levels are not altered. This suggests that the neuroprotective effects of GVT may be mediated by the stabilization of the Nrf2 protein, allowing continuous upregulation of Nrf2 levels in the astrocytes. PMID:20211212

  4. Real time imaging of live cell ATP leaking or release events by chemiluminescence microscopy

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    Zhang, Yun

    2008-12-18

    The purpose of this research was to expand the chemiluminescence microscopy applications in live bacterial/mammalian cell imaging and to improve the detection sensitivity for ATP leaking or release events. We first demonstrated that chemiluminescence (CL) imaging can be used to interrogate single bacterial cells. While using a luminometer allows detecting ATP from cell lysate extracted from at least 10 bacterial cells, all previous cell CL detection never reached this sensitivity of single bacteria level. We approached this goal with a different strategy from before: instead of breaking bacterial cell membrane and trying to capture the transiently diluted ATP with the firefly luciferase CL assay, we introduced the firefly luciferase enzyme into bacteria using the modern genetic techniques and placed the CL reaction substrate D-luciferin outside the cells. By damaging the cell membrane with various antibacterial drugs including antibiotics such as Penicillins and bacteriophages, the D-luciferin molecules diffused inside the cell and initiated the reaction that produces CL light. As firefly luciferases are large protein molecules which are retained within the cells before the total rupture and intracellular ATP concentration is high at the millmolar level, the CL reaction of firefly luciferase, ATP and D-luciferin can be kept for a relatively long time within the cells acting as a reaction container to generate enough photons for detection by the extremely sensitive intensified charge coupled device (ICCD) camera. The result was inspiring as various single bacterium lysis and leakage events were monitored with 10-s temporal resolution movies. We also found a new way of enhancing diffusion D-luciferin into cells by dehydrating the bacteria. Then we started with this novel single bacterial CL imaging technique, and applied it for quantifying gene expression levels from individual bacterial cells. Previous published result in single cell gene expression quantification mainly used a fluorescence method; CL detection is limited because of the difficulty to introduce enough D-luciferin molecules. Since dehydration could easily cause proper size holes in bacterial cell membranes and facilitate D-luciferin diffusion, we used this method and recorded CL from individual cells each hour after induction. The CL light intensity from each individual cell was integrated and gene expression levels of two strain types were compared. Based on our calculation, the overall sensitivity of our system is already approaching the single enzyme level. The median enzyme number inside a single bacterium from the higher expression strain after 2 hours induction was quantified to be about 550 molecules. Finally we imaged ATP release from astrocyte cells. Upon mechanical stimulation, astrocyte cells respond by increasing intracellular Ca{sup 2+} level and releasing ATP to extracellular spaces as signaling molecules. The ATP release imaged by direct CL imaging using free firefly luciferase and D-luciferin outside cells reflects the transient release as well as rapid ATP diffusion. Therefore ATP release detection at the cell surface is critical to study the ATP release mechanism and signaling propagation pathway. We realized this cell surface localized ATP release imaging detection by immobilizing firefly luciferase to streptavidin beads that attached to the cell surface via streptavidin-biotin interactions. Both intracellular Ca{sup 2+} propagation wave and extracellular ATP propagation wave at the cell surface were recorded with fluorescence and CL respectively. The results imply that at close distances from the stimulation center (<120 {micro}m) extracellular ATP pathway is faster, while at long distances (>120 {micro}m) intracellular Ca{sup 2+} signaling through gap junctions seems more effective.

  5. Method for detecting pollutants. [through chemical reactions and heat treatment

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    Rogowski, R. S.; Richards, R. R.; Conway, E. J. (inventors)

    1976-01-01

    A method is described for detecting and measuring trace amounts of pollutants of the group consisting of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide in a gaseous environment. A sample organic solid material that will undergo a chemical reaction with the test pollutant is exposed to the test environment and thereafter, when heated in the temperature range of 100-200 C., undergoes chemiluminescence that is measured and recorded as a function of concentration of the test pollutant. The chemiluminescence of the solid organic material is specific to the pollutant being tested.

  6. Reaction of fluorine and chlorine atoms with formaldehyde and deutero-formaldehyde

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    Nogar, N.S.; Fasano, D.M.

    1983-01-01

    The following reactions were studied by using infrared multiple photon dissociation to produce fluorine atoms, and infrared chemiluminescence to monitor the rate of reaction: Cl + H/sub 2/O ..-->.. HCl + HCO; F + H/sub 2/CO ..-->.. HF + HCO; Cl + D/sub 2/CO ..-->.. DCl + DCO; and F + D/sub 2/CO ..-->.. DF + DCO.

  7. Chemiluminescence. 1977-April 1980, 1980 (citations from the International Aerospace Abstracts data base). Report for 1977-April 1980

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    Young, C.G.

    1980-05-01

    Cited works describe the use of chemiluminescence for aurora and upper-atmosphere analyses, evaluation of chemical laser candidates, studies of jet and combustor dynamics, smog analysis and other work. Sources and forms of chemiluminescence and measurement techniques are described. (Contains 92 citations)

  8. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Bioanalytic System Based on Biocleavage of Probes and Homogeneous Detection.

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    Zhang, Jing; Qi, Honglan; Li, Zhejian; Zhang, Ni; Gao, Qiang; Zhang, Chengxiao

    2015-07-01

    A novel electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) bioanalytic system based on biocleavage of a ECL probe and homogeneous detection was designed and utilized for the first time for highly sensitive quantification of proteases to overcome drawbacks from probes directly immobilized on electrodes and commercial ECL biosystems, based on bioaffinity reactions. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was taken as a model analyte and ruthenium complex-tagged specific peptide (CHSSKLQK) was designed as an ECL probe (peptide-Ru1). ECL bioconjugated magnetic beads were synthesized through a simple solid-phase synthesis. When analyte PSA was introduced into the suspension of ECL bioconjugated magnetic beads, a biocleavage of the peptide occurred and the cleaved Ru1 part was released from the magnetic beads. ECL measurement was carried out in the presence of co-reactant tripropylamine, using two models. One is homogeneous ECL detection on a bare graphite pencil electrode (PGE), and the other is enriching ECL detection after the cleaved Ru1 part of the peptide was concentrated into the surface film of Nafion/gold nanoparticles modified PGE (AuNPs/Nafion/PGE). The extremely low detection limit of 80 fg/mL and high reproducibility (relative standard deviation (RSD) of 5.4% for six measurements of 0.5 pg/mL) for the detection of PSA were achieved at AuNPs/Nafion/PGE. This work demonstrates that the bioanalytic system designed can not only quantify proteases with high sensitivity and selectivity, but also diminish the complicated electrode process and improve the reproducibility by conducting the biocleavage and transduction steps at different surfaces. It can be easily extended for ECL analysis of other proteases in this system and other detection techniques, including optics and electrochemistry. PMID:26027475

  9. Intrinsic Chemiluminescence Generation during Advanced Oxidation of Persistent Halogenated Aromatic Carcinogens.

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    Mao, Li; Liu, Yu-Xiang; Huang, Chun-Hua; Gao, Hui-Ying; Kalyanaraman, Balaraman; Zhu, Ben-Zhan

    2015-07-01

    The ubiquitous distribution coupled with their carcinogenicity has raised public concerns on the potential risks to both human health and the ecosystem posed by the halogenated aromatic compounds (XAr). Recently, advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) have been increasingly favored as an "environmentally-green" technology for the remediation of such recalcitrant and highly toxic XAr. Here, we show that AOPs-mediated degradation of the priority pollutant pentachlorophenol and all other XAr produces an intrinsic chemiluminescence that directly depends on the generation of the extremely reactive hydroxyl radicals. We propose that the hydroxyl radical-dependent formation of quinoid intermediates and electronically excited carbonyl species is responsible for this unusual chemiluminescence production. A rapid, sensitive, simple, and effective chemiluminescence method was developed to quantify trace amounts of XAr and monitor their real-time degradation kinetics. These findings may have broad biological and environmental implications for future research on this important class of halogenated persistent organic pollutants. PMID:26009932

  10. Laboratory Studies of FeO and NiO Chemiluminescence

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    Kalogerakis, K. S.; Bartlett, N. C.; Copeland, R. A.; Slanger, T. G.

    2013-12-01

    Although the terrestrial nightglow spectrum has been studied for over a century, new identifications of spectral features continue to be made. Recently, FeO* continuum emissions in the mesosphere were identified by comparison of results from the OSIRIS spectrometer to existing laboratory spectra [1]. This discovery has sparked a renewal of interest in the reactions of meteoric metals with mesospheric gases [2,3], and has motivated the current study. We report laboratory-based chemiluminescence spectra from the reactions Fe + O3 and Ni + O3 produced under various conditions. Iron and nickel vapor was prepared in a vacuum cell using laser ablation at 248 and 800 nm in the presence of ozone. Emission spectra from FeO* and NiO* were recorded in the region of 450-700 nm using a commercial fiber-coupled spectrometer and compared to previous results using different methods. Knowledge of the excited-state production efficiency of Fe + O3 ? FeO* + O2 and the analogous reaction with Ni is critical in modeling upper atmospheric dynamics of meteoric metal layers. The only relevant experimental study in the literature for iron oxide is from West and Broida [4], who reported a yield of approximately 2% at around 1 Torr, in stark contrast with the 100% efficiency used in relevant model calculations [5]. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation's Aeronomy Program under grant AGS-0637433. References 1. W.F.J. Evans, R.L. Gattinger, T.G. Slanger, D.V. Saran, D.A. Degenstein, and E.J. Llewellyn, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L22105 (2010). 2. D.V. Saran, T.G. Slanger, W. Feng, and J.M.C. Plane, J. Geophys. Res. 116, D12303 (2011). 3. R.L. Gattinger, W.F.J. Evans, and E.J. Llewellyn, Canadian Journal of Physics 89, 869 (2011). 4. J.B. West and H.P. Broida, J. Chem. Phys. 62, 2566 (1975 ). 5. C.S. Gardner, J.M.C. Plane, W.L. Pan, T. Vondrak, B.J. Murray, and X.Z. Chu, J. Geophys. Res. 110, D10302 (2005).

  11. Simple chemiluminescence determination of ketotifen using tris(1,10 phenanthroline)ruthenium(II)- Ce(IV) system.

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    Mokhtari, Ali; Ghazaeian, Mehrgan; Maghsoudi, Mahdieh; Keyvanfard, Mohsen; Emami, Iraj

    2015-11-01

    A new method using chemiluminescence (CL) detection has been developed for the simple determination of ketotifen fumarate (KF). The method is based on the catalytic effect of KF in the CL reaction of tris(1,10 phenanthroline)ruthenium(II), Ru(phen)3 (2+) , with Ce(IV) in sulfuric acid medium. The CL response was detected using a lab-made chemiluminometer. Effects of chemical variables were investigated and under optimum conditions, the CL intensity was proportional to the concentration of the drug over the range 0.34-34.00 µg mL(-1) KF. The limit of detection (S/N=3) was 0.09 µg mL(-1) . Effects of common ingredients were investigated and the method was applied successfully for determining KF in pharmaceutical formulations and human plasma. The percent of relative standard deviation (n=11) at level of 3.4 µg mL(-1) of KF was 4.6% and the minimum sampling rate was 70 samples per hour. The possible CL mechanism is proposed based on the kinetic characteristic of the CL reaction, CL spectrum, UV-Vis and phosphorescence spectra. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25691393

  12. Detection of Listeria monocytogenes with a nonisotopic polymerase chain reaction-coupled ligase chain reaction assay.

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    Wiedmann, M; Barany, F; Batt, C A

    1993-01-01

    A polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-coupled ligase chain reaction (LCR) assay for the specific detection of Listeria monocytogenes (M. Wiedmann, J. Czajka, F. Barany, and C. A. Batt, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58:3443-3447, 1992) has been modified for detection of the LCR products with a nonisotopic readout. When a chemiluminescent or a colorimetric substrate for the nonisotopic detection of the LCR products was used, the PCR-coupled LCR gave a sensitivity of 10 CFU of L. monocytogenes. The detection method with the chemiluminescent substrate Lumi-Phos 530 permitted detection of the LCR products in less than 3 h, so that the whole assay can be completed within 10 h. Images PMID:8368859

  13. First ozone profiles measured with electrochemical and chemiluminescent sondes, developed in Russia

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    Zuyaguintsev, Anatoly M.; Perov, Stanislav P.; Ryabov, Youry A.

    1994-01-01

    Results obtained with experimental balloon electrochemical and chemiluminescent ozonesondes are summarized and estimated as quite satisfactory. The average normalization factor for the electrochemical ozonesonde obtained in 1991 at four Soviet balloon routine network stations is 1.069+.073 (in 17 flights). Some ozone profiles obtained in summer 1991 at Volgograd are discussed together with corresponding meteorological data.

  14. Review of Federal Reference Method for Ozone: Nitric Oxide-Chemiluminescence:Supplemental Material for CASAC AMMS

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    ApproachPer suggestion made by CASAC AMMS members during the April 3, 2014 conference call on the Review of Federal Reference Method for Ozone: Nitric Oxide-Chemiluminescence, ORD has performed additional data analysis activities to explain and mitigate scatter observed in the co...

  15. Model-based image reconstruction of chemiluminescence using a plenoptic 2.0 camera

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    Fessler, Jeffrey A.

    : combustion in transparent engine cylinder 3 / 29 #12;Motivation Tomographic reconstruction of 3D camera measurement y. MBIR components: 3D object model (basis coefficients) x - Image voxel, basis-based image reconstruction (MBIR) Overall goal: reconstruct 3D chemiluminescence pattern x from plenoptic

  16. OH* Chemiluminescence: Pressure Dependence of O + H + M = OH* + M 

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    Donato, Nicole

    2011-02-22

    reaction rate of R1 (i.e., without any pressure dependence) significantly over predicts the amount of OH* formed. This work provides the pressure dependence of R1. The new reaction rate is able to reproduce the experimental data over the range...

  17. Electronic energy partitioning in the reactions of metastable Mg*(3P) and Ca*(3P,1D) atoms with halogenated methanes CX4 (X = F, Cl, Br)

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    Pranszke, B.; Kierzkowski, P.; Kowalski, A.; Menzinger, M.

    2005-06-01

    Collisions of metastable Mg*(3P) and Ca*(3P, 1D) atoms with CF4, CCl4, and CBr4 were studied in a beam-gas arrangement. The total attenuation cross sections determined for the reactive systems vary in a wide range increasing with electron affinity of the target gas. The reactions of metastable Mg*(3P) with CX4 yield no chemiluminescence. All Ca* + CX4 reactions give electronically excited CaX* products and the chemiluminescence yield increases with reaction exo-ergicity.

  18. Rate Determination of the CO2* Chemiluminescence Reaction CO + O + M = CO2* + M 

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    Kopp, Madeleine Marissa, 1987-

    2012-10-15

    and high pressures, with good agreement seen at both conditions. Peak CO2* trends with temperature as well as overall CO2* species time histories were both monitored. Comparisons were also made with previous experiments in methane-oxygen mixtures, where...

  19. In vitro effect of mercuric chloride and sodium selenite on chemiluminescent response of pronephros cells isolated from Tilapia, oreochromis aureus

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    Low, K.W.; Sin, Y.M.

    1995-12-01

    Phagocytosis is a basic immunological function of mononuclear phagocytes and polymorphonuclear leukocytes. This process is a major defence mechanism in fish which involves recognition and killing of pathogenic microorganisms. It has been reported that phagocytic cells consume more oxygen and release several reactive oxygen species (ROS) during phagocytosis. This {open_quote}respiratory burst{close_quote} was first quantified by measuring the chemiluminescence (CL) emitted from human polymorphonuclear leukocytes and later in fish phagocytes. The oxygen intermediates responsible for this CL reaction include O{sub 2}{sup {minus}}, {center_dot}OH and H{sub 2}O{sub 2} which are also the major bactericidal agents in phagocytes{prime} oxygen-dependent killing process. Therefore, CL response can be used as an indicator of phagocytosis. This study is designed to examine the individual effects of mercury and selenium and also their possible interaction on CL response of fish pronephros phagocytes, because a defect in phagocytosis may predispose fish to diseases. 25 refs., 3 tabs.

  20. Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of BODIPY, Ru(bpy)32+, and 9,10-Diphenylanthracene Using Interdigitated Array Electrodes

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    Nepomnyashchii, Alexander B.; Kolesov, Grigory; Parkinson, Bruce A.

    2013-07-10

    Interdigitated array electrodes (IDAs) were used to produce steady-state electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) by annihilation of oxidized and reduced forms of a substituted boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dye, 9,10-diphenylanthracene (DPA), and ruthenium(II) tris(bypiridine) (Ru-(bpy)32+). Digital simulations were in good agreement with the experimentally obtained currents and light outputs. Coreactant experiments, using tri-n-propylamine and benzoyl peroxide as a sacrificial homogeneous reductant or oxidant, show currents corresponding to electrode reactions of the dyes and not the oxidation or reduction of the coreactants. The results show that interdigitated arrays can produce stable ECL where the light intensity is magnified due to the larger currents as a consequence of feedback between generator and collector electrodes in the IDA. The light output for ECL is around 100 times higher than that obtained with regular planar electrodes with similar area. This material is based upon work supported as part of the Center of Molecular Electrocatalysis, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

  1. Determination of organothiophosphorus pesticides in water by liquid chromatography and post-column chemiluminescence with cerium(IV).

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    Catalá-Icardo, Mónica; Lahuerta-Zamora, Luis; Torres-Cartas, Sagrario; Meseguer-Lloret, Susana

    2014-05-01

    A new, fast, selective and sensitive method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of nine organothiophosphorus (OTP) pesticides, namely omethoate, dimethoate, disulfoton-sulfoxide, methidathion, phosmet, malathion, diazinon, pirimiphos-methyl and chlorpyrifos. The pesticides were separated on a Kinetex C18 column by gradient elution with acetonitrile:water. A post-column basic hydrolysis of the pesticides and later a chemiluminescence (CL) reaction with cerium (IV) in acid medium was carried out. Hexadecylpyridinium chloride highly enhanced the CL emission. Under optimized conditions, linearity, precision, limits of detection and quantification, and accuracy were determined. Both selectivity and sensitivity were compared with those obtained with UV detection. In combination with SPE, limits of detection in the range 15-80ng/L and 5-30ng/L were obtained when 250mL and 1000mL of solution were treated, respectively. When applied to 250mL of sample the inter-day precision of the method was between 3.5% and 7.3% and the intra-day precision between 2.9% and 6.0%. The method was applied to determine OTP pesticides in spiked water samples from different origins: irrigation, river, sea, ground, spring, mineral and tap waters, being the percentage of recovery of added amounts near 100% form most of the pesticides. PMID:24685163

  2. Development of a wireless, self-sustaining damage detection sensor system based on chemiluminescence for structural health monitoring

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    Kuang, K. S. C.

    2014-03-01

    A novel application of chemiluminescence resulting from the chemical reaction in a glow-stick as sensors for structural health monitoring is demonstrated here. By detecting the presence of light emitting from these glow-sticks, it is possible to develop a low-cost sensing device with the potential to provide early warning of damage in a variety of engineering applications such as monitoring of cracks or damage in concrete shear walls, detecting of ground settlement, soil liquefaction, slope instability, liquefaction-related damage of underground structure and others. In addition, this paper demonstrates the ease of incorporating wireless capability to the sensor device and the possibility of making the sensor system self-sustaining by means of a renewable power source for the wireless module. A significant advantage of the system compared to previous work on the use of plastic optical fibre (POF) for damage detection is that here the system does not require an electrically-powered light source. Here, the sensing device, embedded in a cement host, is shown to be capable of detecting damage. A series of specimens with embedded glow-sticks have been investigated and an assessment of their damage detection capability will be reported. The specimens were loaded under flexure and the sensor responses were transmitted via a wireless connection.

  3. Free Radicals and Chemiluminescence as Products of the Spontaneous Oxidation of Sulfide in Seawater, and Their Biological Implications

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    TAPLEY, DAVID W.; BUETTNER, GARRY R.; SHICK, J. MALCOLM

    2014-01-01

    The discovery of symbioses between marine invertebrates and sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and in other high-sulfide marine environments has stimulated research into the adaptations of metazoans to potentially toxic concentrations of sulfide. Most of these studies have focused on a particular action of sulfide—its disruption of aerobic metabolism by the inhibition of mitochondrial respiration—and on the adaptations of sulfide-tolerant animals to avoid this toxic effect (1). We propose that sulfidic environments impose another, hitherto overlooked type of toxicity: exposure to free radicals of oxygen, which may be produced during the spontaneous oxidation of sulfide, thus imposing an oxidative stress. Here we present evidence that oxygen- and sulfur-centered free radicals are produced during the oxidation of sulfide in seawater, and we propose a reaction pathway for sulfide oxidation that is consistent with our observations. We also show that chemiluminescence at visible wavelengths occurs during sulfide oxidation, providing a possible mechanism for the unexplained light emission from hydrothermal vents (2, 3). PMID:25575385

  4. A 3D-printed device for a smartphone-based chemiluminescence biosensor for lactate in oral fluid and sweat.

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    Roda, Aldo; Guardigli, Massimo; Calabria, Donato; Calabretta, Maria Maddalena; Cevenini, Luca; Michelini, Elisa

    2014-12-21

    Increasingly, smartphones are used as portable personal computers, revolutionizing communication styles and entire lifestyles. Using 3D-printing technology we have made a disposable minicartridge that can be easily prototyped to turn any kind of smartphone or tablet into a portable luminometer to detect chemiluminescence derived from enzyme-coupled reactions. As proof-of-principle, lactate oxidase was coupled with horseradish peroxidase for lactate determination in oral fluid and sweat. Lactate can be quantified in less than five minutes with detection limits of 0.5 mmol L(-1) (corresponding to 4.5 mg dL(-1)) and 0.1 mmol L(-1) (corresponding to 0.9 mg dL(-1)) in oral fluid and sweat, respectively. A smartphone-based device shows adequate analytical performance to offer a cost-effective alternative for non-invasive lactate measurement. It could be used to evaluate lactate variation in relation to the anaerobic threshold in endurance sport and for monitoring lactic acidosis in critical-care patients. PMID:25343380

  5. Silver nanoparticles enhanced a novel TCPO-H2O2-safranin O chemiluminescence system for determination of 6-mercaptopurine

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    Biparva, Pourya; Abedirad, Seyed Mohammad; Kazemi, Sayed Yahya

    2015-06-01

    The present study deals with first attempt to introduce safranin O as the fluorophore for peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence system. The reaction of bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate (TCPO) with H2O2 catalyzed by silver nanoparticles can transfer energy to safranin O via the formation of dioxetanedione intermediate and emits orange-red light. The relationship between CL intensity and the concentration of TCPO, fluorophore, hydrogen peroxide and nanocatalyst was investigated. The Ag nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical reduction method and characterized using scanning electron microscopy, particle size analyzer and UV-spectroscopy. Moreover, the system was applied successfully to detect a drug, 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) in pharmaceuticals. Under optimum conditions, a linear working range for 6-MP concentrations from 5.5 × 10-7 to 5.5 × 10-5 mol L-1 (r > 0.9831, n = 6) was obtained with a detection limit of 1.6 × 10-7 mol L-1. The relative standard deviation for 6 repetitive determinations was less than 3.8% and recoveries of 98% and 103% were obtained.

  6. On use of CO{sub 2} chemiluminescence for combustion metrics in natural gas fired reciprocating engines.

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    Gupta, S. B.; Bihari, B.; Biruduganti, M.; Sekar, R.; Zigan, J.

    2011-01-01

    Flame chemiluminescence is widely acknowledged to be an indicator of heat release rate in premixed turbulent flames that are representative of gas turbine combustion. Though heat release rate is an important metric for evaluating combustion strategies in reciprocating engine systems, its correlation with flame chemiluminescence is not well studied. To address this gap an experimental study was carried out in a single-cylinder natural gas fired reciprocating engine that could simulate turbocharged conditions with exhaust gas recirculation. Crank angle resolved spectra (266-795 nm) of flame luminosity were measured for various operational conditions by varying the ignition timing for MBT conditions and by holding the speed at 1800 rpm and Brake Mean effective Pressure (BMEP) at 12 bar. The effect of dilution on CO*{sub 2}chemiluminescence intensities was studied, by varying the global equivalence ratio (0.6-1.0) and by varying the exhaust gas recirculation rate. It was attempted to relate the measured chemiluminescence intensities to thermodynamic metrics of importance to engine research -- in-cylinder bulk gas temperature and heat release rate (HRR) calculated from measured cylinder pressure signals. The peak of the measured CO*{sub 2} chemiluminescence intensities coincided with peak pressures within {+-}2 CAD for all test conditions. For each combustion cycle, the peaks of heat release rate, spectral intensity and temperature occurred in that sequence, well separated temporally. The peak heat release rates preceded the peak chemiluminescent emissions by 3.8-9.5 CAD, whereas the peak temperatures trailed by 5.8-15.6 CAD. Such a temporal separation precludes correlations on a crank-angle resolved basis. However, the peak cycle heat release rates and to a lesser extent the peak cycle temperatures correlated well with the chemiluminescent emission from CO*{sub 2}. Such observations point towards the potential use of flame chemiluminescence to monitor peak bulk gas temperatures as well as peak heat release rates in natural gas fired reciprocating engines.

  7. Determination of glyphosate in foodstuff by one novel chemiluminescence-molecular imprinting sensor

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    Zhao, Peini; Yan, Mei; Zhang, Congcong; Peng, Ruixue; Ma, Dongsheng; Yu, Jinghua

    2011-05-01

    A novel chemiluminescence (CL) sensor for the determination of glyphosate (GLY) was made up based on molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP). The molecularly imprinted microspheres (MIMs) with a small dimension which possess extremely high surface-to-volume ratio were synthesized using precipitation polymerization with GLY as template. And then the MIMs were modified on glass sheets, which were placed at the bottom of wells of microplate as the recognizer. Subsequently, a highly selective and high throughput chemiluminescence (CL)-molecular imprinting (MI) sensor for detection of GLY was achieved. Influencing factors were investigated and optimized in detail. The method can perform 96 independent measurements sequentially in 10 min and the limit of detection (LOD) for GLY was 0.046 ?g mL -1. The relative standard deviation (RSD) for 11 parallel measurements of GLY was 4.68%. The results show that CL-MI sensor can become a useful analytical technology for quick molecular recognition.

  8. Determination of captopril by high-performance liquid chromatography with direct electrogenerated chemiluminescence

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    Sun, Yonghua; Zhang, Zhujun; Zhang, Xinfeng

    2013-03-01

    Captopril exhibit electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) in NaNO3 solution when constant current is exerted. Based on this observation, a direct ECL method coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation is developed for determination of captopril in human serum. Factors affected the ECL emission are investigated. Under the optimal conditions, the ECL intensity has a linear relationship with the concentration of captopril in the range of 4.0 × 10-6-2.0 × 10-3 g mL-1 and the detection limit is 2 × 10-6 g mL-1 (S/N = 3). Compared with the common electrogenerated chemiluminescence experiments, the developed method need no any other fluorescence additives.

  9. Chemiluminescence determination of potassium bromate in flour based on flow injection analysis.

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    Yan, Zhengyu; Zhang, Zhengwei; Yu, Yan; Liu, Zhen; Chen, Jianqiu

    2016-01-01

    A novel and highly sensitive flow-injection chemiluminescence method for the determination of potassium bromate (KBrO3) has been developed. This method is based on the luminescence properties of the KBrO3-Na2SO3-quinine sulfate system in acid medium. Optimized experimental conditions and a possible mechanism were investigated. The relative chemiluminescence intensity responded linearly to the concentration of KBrO3 in the range of 7.054 × 10(-6)-1.008 × 10(-4) mol/L with a detection limit of 2.116 × 10(-6) mol/L. The relative standard deviation (RSD) at 5.0 × 10(-5) mol/L KBrO3 (n = 12) was 2.3%. The proposed method was applied successfully to the determination of KBrO3 in flour. PMID:26212936

  10. Bioinspired photonic structures by the reflector layer of firefly lantern for highly efficient chemiluminescence

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    Chen, Linfeng; Shi, Xiaodi; Li, Mingzhu; Hu, Junping; Sun, Shufeng; Su, Bin; Wen, Yongqiang; Han, Dong; Jiang, Lei; Song, Yanlin

    2015-08-01

    Fireflies have drawn considerable attention for thousands of years due to their highly efficient bioluminescence, which is important for fundamental research and photonic applications. However, there are few reports on the reflector layer (RL) of firefly lantern, which contributes to the bright luminescence. Here we presented the detailed microstructure of the RL consisting of random hollow granules, which had high reflectance in the range from 450?nm to 800?nm. Inspired by the firefly lantern, artificial films with high reflectance in the visible region were fabricated using hollow silica microparticles mimicking the structure of the RL. Additionally, the bioinspired structures provided an efficient RL for the chemiluminescence system and could substantially enhance the initial chemiluminescence intensity. The work not only provides new insight into the bright bioluminescence of fireflies, but also is importance for the design of photonic materials for theranostics, detection, and imaging.

  11. Determination of acetylcholinesterase activity by a new chemiluminescence assay with the natural substrate.

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    Birman, S

    1985-01-01

    A chemiluminescence method for determining acetylcholinesterase activity is described. It is an adaptation of the chemiluminescence assay of acetylcholine described by Israël & Lesbats [(1981) Neurochem. Int. 3, 81-90; (1981) J. Neurochem. 37, 1475-1483]. The acetylcholinesterase activity is measured by monitoring the increase in light emission produced by the accumulation of choline or by determining the amount of choline generated after a short interval. The assay is rapid and sensitive, and uses the natural substrate of the enzyme. Kinetic data obtained with this procedure for acetylcholinesterase from Torpedo and Electrophorus electric organs were comparable with those obtained by using the method of Ellman, Courtney, Andres & Featherstone [(1961) Biochem. Pharmacol. 7, 88-95]. In addition, it was shown that sodium deoxycholate totally inactivated Torpedo acetylcholinesterase but not the Electrophorus enzyme. Competitive inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase protected the enzyme from inactivation. PMID:3977858

  12. Bioinspired photonic structures by the reflector layer of firefly lantern for highly efficient chemiluminescence.

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    Chen, Linfeng; Shi, Xiaodi; Li, Mingzhu; Hu, Junping; Sun, Shufeng; Su, Bin; Wen, Yongqiang; Han, Dong; Jiang, Lei; Song, Yanlin

    2015-01-01

    Fireflies have drawn considerable attention for thousands of years due to their highly efficient bioluminescence, which is important for fundamental research and photonic applications. However, there are few reports on the reflector layer (RL) of firefly lantern, which contributes to the bright luminescence. Here we presented the detailed microstructure of the RL consisting of random hollow granules, which had high reflectance in the range from 450?nm to 800?nm. Inspired by the firefly lantern, artificial films with high reflectance in the visible region were fabricated using hollow silica microparticles mimicking the structure of the RL. Additionally, the bioinspired structures provided an efficient RL for the chemiluminescence system and could substantially enhance the initial chemiluminescence intensity. The work not only provides new insight into the bright bioluminescence of fireflies, but also is importance for the design of photonic materials for theranostics, detection, and imaging. PMID:26264643

  13. Bioinspired photonic structures by the reflector layer of firefly lantern for highly efficient chemiluminescence

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    Chen, Linfeng; Shi, Xiaodi; Li, Mingzhu; Hu, Junping; Sun, Shufeng; Su, Bin; Wen, Yongqiang; Han, Dong; Jiang, Lei; Song, Yanlin

    2015-01-01

    Fireflies have drawn considerable attention for thousands of years due to their highly efficient bioluminescence, which is important for fundamental research and photonic applications. However, there are few reports on the reflector layer (RL) of firefly lantern, which contributes to the bright luminescence. Here we presented the detailed microstructure of the RL consisting of random hollow granules, which had high reflectance in the range from 450?nm to 800?nm. Inspired by the firefly lantern, artificial films with high reflectance in the visible region were fabricated using hollow silica microparticles mimicking the structure of the RL. Additionally, the bioinspired structures provided an efficient RL for the chemiluminescence system and could substantially enhance the initial chemiluminescence intensity. The work not only provides new insight into the bright bioluminescence of fireflies, but also is importance for the design of photonic materials for theranostics, detection, and imaging. PMID:26264643

  14. CHEMILUMINESCENCE OF PHAGOCYTIC CELLS CAUSED BY N-FORMYLMETHIONYL PEPTIDES

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    The microbicidal action of leukocytes is thought to proceed in part through oxygen-dependent reactions. Molecular oxygen can be reduced to superoxide radical anion (O2-)1 which, along with its products, may react directly with the micro-organism, or H2O2 and halide may act as sub...

  15. [The effect of hemosorption on the intensity of spontaneous chemiluminescence of the blood].

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    Barabo?, V A; Lisetski?, V A; Orel, V E; Skliar, V N; Starosel'ski?, I V; Fokin, A V; Chernichenko, V A

    1989-01-01

    1 day after intensive irradiation of cancer patients chemiluminescent (CL) signal of blood sera is considerably enhanced. Hemoperfusion (HP) decreases it by 62%, with the following slight increase in CL intensity. 42-47% increase in electrokinetic erythrocyte potential registered in patients after HP, as well as a certain decrease in blood viscosity may be considered as an indirect explanation of the mechanism of triboluminescence of human blood during HP. PMID:2629541

  16. Fourier transform spectroscopy of chemiluminescence from system of SrOq

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    Fourier transform spectroscopy of chemiluminescence from the A01 P­X1 Rþ system of SrOq Randall H a Broida flow reactor using a Fourier transform spectrometer. In total, 32 bands from 88 SrO, 87 SrO, 86 SrO. The A01 P state of SrO was first investigated by Field [10] through his interpretation

  17. Understanding electrogenerated chemiluminescence efficiency in blue-shifted iridium(III)-complexes: an experimental and theoretical study.

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    Barbante, Gregory J; Doeven, Egan H; Kerr, Emily; Connell, Timothy U; Donnelly, Paul S; White, Jonathan M; Lópes, Thais; Laird, Sarah; Wilson, David J D; Barnard, Peter J; Hogan, Conor F; Francis, Paul S

    2014-03-17

    Compared to tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium(III) ([Ir(ppy)3 ]), iridium(III) complexes containing difluorophenylpyridine (df-ppy) and/or an ancillary triazolylpyridine ligand [3-phenyl-1,2,4-triazol-5-ylpyridinato (ptp) or 1-benzyl-1,2,3-triazol-4-ylpyridine (ptb)] exhibit considerable hypsochromic shifts (ca. 25-60?nm), due to the significant stabilising effect of these ligands on the HOMO energy, whilst having relatively little effect on the LUMO. Despite their lower photoluminescence quantum yields compared with [Ir(ppy)3 ] and [Ir(df-ppy)3 ], the iridium(III) complexes containing triazolylpyridine ligands gave greater electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) intensities (using tri-n-propylamine (TPA) as a co-reactant), which can in part be ascribed to the more energetically favourable reactions of the oxidised complex (M(+) ) with both TPA and its neutral radical oxidation product. The calculated iridium(III) complex LUMO energies were shown to be a good predictor of the corresponding M(+) LUMO energies, and both HOMO and LUMO levels are related to ECL efficiency. The theoretical and experimental data together show that the best strategy for the design of efficient new blue-shifted electrochemiluminophores is to aim to stabilise the HOMO, while only moderately stabilising the LUMO, thereby increasing the energy gap but ensuring favourable thermodynamics and kinetics for the ECL reaction. Of the iridium(III) complexes examined, [Ir(df-ppy)2 (ptb)](+) was most attractive as a blue-emitter for ECL detection, featuring a large hypsochromic shift (?max =454 and 484?nm), superior co-reactant ECL intensity than the archetypal homoleptic green and blue emitters: [Ir(ppy)3 ] and [Ir(df-ppy)3 ] (by over 16-fold and threefold, respectively), and greater solubility in polar solvents. PMID:24591091

  18. Analysis of chemiluminescence measurements by grey-scale ICCD and colour digital cameras

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    Migliorini, F.; Maffi, S.; De Iuliis, S.; Zizak, G.

    2014-05-01

    Spectral, grey-scale and colour chemiluminescence measurements of C2* and CH* radicals' emission are carried out on the flame front of a methane-air premixed flame at different equivalence ratios. To this purpose, properly spatially resolved optical equipment has been implemented in order to reduce the background emission from other burned gas regions. The grey-scale (ICCD + interference filters) and RGB colour (commercial digital camera) approaches have been compared in order to find a correspondence between the C2* and the green component, as well as the CH* and the blue component of the emission intensities. The C2*/CH* chemiluminescence ratio has been investigated at different equivalence ratios and a good correlation has been obtained, showing the possibility of sensing the equivalence ratio in practical systems. The grey-scale and colour chemiluminescence analysis has then been applied to a meso-scale not premixed swirl combustor fuelled with a methane-air mixture and operating at 0.3 MPa. 2D results are presented and discussed in this work.

  19. Chemiluminescence measurements on irradiated garlic powder by the single photon counting technique

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    Narvaiz, P.

    1995-02-01

    The feasibility of identifying irradiated garlic powder measuring chemiluminescence by liquid scintillation spectrometry was studied. Samples packed in 100 ?m thick polyethylene bags were irradiated in a 60Co semi-industrial facility, with doses of 10 and 30 kGy. Control and irradiated samples were stored at 20 ± 4°C and 70 ± 10% RH in darkness for 2 years. Assays were performed to establish the best sample concentration and pH of the buffer solution in which garlic powder was to be suspended for its measurement. The water content of garlic samples was also analyzed throughout storage time, as it related to the stability of the species causing luminescence. Chemiluminescence values diminished in every sample over storage time following an exponential pattern. Irradiated samples showed values significantly higher than those of the control samples, according to the radiation dose, throughout the storage period. This does not necessarily imply that the identification of the irradiated samples would be certain, since values of control samples coming from different origins have been found to fluctuate within a rather wide range. Nonetheless, in principle, the method looks promising for the measurement of chemiluminescence in irradiated samples

  20. Chemiluminescent examination of abiotic oxidative stress of watercress.

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    Beals, Christopher; Byl, Thomas

    2013-06-20

    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is an aquatic plant that readily bioaccumulates heavy metals that may be found in contaminated aquatic systems. Toxic effects of contaminants on the physiological processes cause changes in oxidase enzymatic activity in watercress, which can be measured using a luminometer. The luminometer uses the reaction produced when peroxidases break down hydrogen peroxide into water and an oxygen radical. The resulting oxyradical binds to and oxidizes phenolic groups producing a measureable luminescent reaction. N. officinale plants were exposed to three different concentrations of heavy metals including lead, nickel, copper, and manganese for 24, 48, and 72 hour exposures. Aquatic exposure to the four heavy metals caused a significant increase in oxidative enzyme production. Fluorometric and morphometric measurements were also conducted in order to compare plant stress to the oxidative enzyme analyses. Fluorometric measurements performed on plants stressed by exposure to heavy metals revealed no significant decreases in photosystem II efficiency. Morphometric measurements of root length showed decreased root growth resulting from exposures to nickel, copper, and manganese. Environ Toxicol Chem © 2013 SETAC. PMID:23787826

  1. Chemiluminescent examination of abiotic oxidative stress of watercress.

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    Beals, Christopher; Byl, Thomas

    2014-04-01

    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is an aquatic plant that readily bioaccumulates heavy metals that may be found in contaminated aquatic systems. Toxic effects of contaminants on the physiological processes cause changes in oxidase enzymatic activity in watercress, which can be measured with a luminometer. The luminometer uses the reaction produced when peroxidases break down hydrogen peroxide into water and an oxygen radical. The resulting oxyradical binds to and oxidizes phenolic groups, producing a measureable luminescent reaction. Nasturtium officinale plants were exposed to 3 different concentrations of heavy metals, including lead, nickel, copper, and manganese for 24 h, 48 h, and 72 h. Aquatic exposure to the 4 heavy metals caused a significant increase in oxidative enzyme production. Fluorometric and morphometric measurements were also conducted to compare plant stress with the oxidative enzyme analyses. Fluorometric measurements performed on plants stressed by exposure to heavy metals revealed no significant decreases in photosystem II efficiency. Morphometric measurements of root length showed decreased root growth resulting from exposures to Ni, Cu, and Mn. PMID:24306856

  2. Slope effects on the fluid dynamics of a fire spreading across a fuel bed: PIV measurements and OH* chemiluminescence imaging

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    Morandini, F.; Silvani, X.; Honoré, D.; Boutin, G.; Susset, A.; Vernet, R.

    2014-08-01

    Slope is among the most influencing factor affecting the spread of wildfires. A contribution to the understanding of the fluid dynamics of a fire spreading in these terrain conditions is provided in the present paper. Coupled optical diagnostics are used to study the slope effects on the flow induced by a fire at laboratory scale. Optical diagnostics consist of particle image velocimetry, for investigating the 2D (vertical) velocity field of the reacting flow and chemiluminescence imaging, for visualizing the region of spontaneous emission of OH radical occurring during gaseous combustion processes. The coupling of these two techniques allows locating accurately the contour of the reaction zone within the computed velocity field. The series of experiments are performed across a bed of vegetative fuel, under both no-slope and 30° upslope conditions. The increase in the rate of fire spread with increasing slope is attributed to a significant change in fluid dynamics surrounding the flame. For horizontal fire spread, flame fronts exhibit quasi-vertical plume resulting in the buoyancy forces generated by the fire. These buoyancy effects induce an influx of ambient fresh air which is entrained laterally into the fire, equitably from both sides. For upward flame spread, the induced flow is strongly influenced by air entrainment on the burnt side of the fire and fire plume is tilted toward unburned vegetation. A particular attention is paid to the induced air flow ahead of the spreading flame. With increasing the slope angle beyond a threshold, highly dangerous conditions arise because this configuration induces wind blows away from the fire rather than toward it, suggesting the presence of convective heat transfers ahead of the fire front.

  3. Attenuation of tumor necrosis factor-induced endothelial cell cytotoxicity and neutrophil chemiluminescence

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    Zheng, H.; Crowley, J.J.; Chan, J.C.; Hoffmann, H.; Hatherill, J.R.; Ishizaka, A.; Raffin, T.A. )

    1990-11-01

    Our laboratory has previously shown that the administration of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a cytokine produced by activated mononuclear cells, to guinea pigs produces a syndrome similar to gram-negative sepsis or ARDS. Pentoxifylline (PTX), a methylxanthine, protects against TNF-induced and sepsis-induced acute lung injury in vivo. We now report on in vitro cellular studies of PMN-mediated cellular injury and its attenuation. We studied TNF-induced bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cell (EC) cytotoxicity both with and without PMN. A 51Cr release assay was used to measure EC damage. Further, we investigated PMN function in response to TNF by measuring chemiluminescence. Agents that attenuate EC damage and PMN activation were evaluated in the above assays. Results revealed that TNF causes EC injury (p less than 0.05) and PMN increase TNF-induced EC injury. Furthermore, PTX, aminophylline (AMPH), caffeine, and forskolin attenuate TNF-induced EC cytotoxicity only in the presence of PMN (p less than 0.05). Of interest, dibutyryl cAMP (DBcAMP) protects EC from TNF-induced injury both with and without PMN. Agents that may increase cAMP levels in PMN (PTX, DBcAMP, forskolin, isobutyl methylxanthine, and terbutaline) significantly attenuate TNF-induced PMN chemiluminescence (p less than 0.05). We conclude that TNF causes EC damage and PMN increase this damage. Furthermore, PTX, AMPH, caffeine, and forskolin can attenuate TNF-induced EC injury in the presence of PMN, whereas DBcAMP attenuates TNF-induced EC injury with and without PMN. In addition, agents that may increase intracellular cAMP levels in PMN can attenuate TNF-induced PMN chemiluminescence. Thus, these agents likely attenuate TNF-induced PMN-mediated EC injury through their inhibitory effects on PMN.

  4. Multiplexed chemiluminescent assays in ArrayPlates for high-throughput measurement of gene expression

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    Martel, Ralph R.; Rounseville, Matthew P.; Botros, Ihab W.; Seligmann, Bruce E.

    2002-06-01

    Multiplexed Molecular Profiling (MMP) assays for drug discovery are performed in ArrayPlates. ArrayPlates are 96- well microtiter plates that contain a 16-element array at the bottom of each well. Each element within an array measures one analyte in a sample. A CCD imager records the quantitative chemiluminescent readout of all 1,536 elements in a 96-well plate simultaneously. Since array elements are reagent modifiable by the end-user, ArrayPlates can be adapted to a broad range of nucleic acid- and protein-based assays. Such multiplexed assays are rapidly established, flexible, robust, automation-friendly and cost-effective. Nucleic acid assays in ArrayPlates can detect DNA and RNA, including SNPs and ESTs. A multiplexed mRNA assay to measure the expression of 16 genes is described. The assay combines a homogeneous nuclease protection assay with subsequent probe immobilization to the array by means of a sandwich hybridization followed with chemiluminescent detection. This assay was used to examine cells grown and treated in microplates and avoided cloning, transfection, RNA insolation, reverse transcription, amplification and fluorochrome labeling. Standard deviations for the measurement of 16 genes ranged from 3 percent to 13 percent in samples of 30,000 cells. Such ArrayPlates transcription assays are useful in drug discovery and development for target validation, screening, lead optimization, metabolism and toxicity profiling. Chemiluminescent detection provides ArrayPlates assays with high signal-to-noise readout and simplifies imager requirements. Imaging a 2D surface that contains arrays simplifies lens requirements relative to imaging columns of liquid in microtiter plate wells. The Omix imager for ArrayPlates is described.

  5. Automated determinations of selenium in thermal power plant wastewater by sequential hydride generation and chemiluminescence detection.

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    Ezoe, Kentaro; Ohyama, Seiichi; Hashem, Md Abul; Ohira, Shin-Ichi; Toda, Kei

    2016-02-01

    After the Fukushima disaster, power generation from nuclear power plants in Japan was completely stopped and old coal-based power plants were re-commissioned to compensate for the decrease in power generation capacity. Although coal is a relatively inexpensive fuel for power generation, it contains high levels (mgkg(-1)) of selenium, which could contaminate the wastewater from thermal power plants. In this work, an automated selenium monitoring system was developed based on sequential hydride generation and chemiluminescence detection. This method could be applied to control of wastewater contamination. In this method, selenium is vaporized as H2Se, which reacts with ozone to produce chemiluminescence. However, interference from arsenic is of concern because the ozone-induced chemiluminescence intensity of H2Se is much lower than that of AsH3. This problem was successfully addressed by vaporizing arsenic and selenium individually in a sequential procedure using a syringe pump equipped with an eight-port selection valve and hot and cold reactors. Oxidative decomposition of organoselenium compounds and pre-reduction of the selenium were performed in the hot reactor, and vapor generation of arsenic and selenium were performed separately in the cold reactor. Sample transfers between the reactors were carried out by a pneumatic air operation by switching with three-way solenoid valves. The detection limit for selenium was 0.008mgL(-1) and calibration curve was linear up to 1.0mgL(-1), which provided suitable performance for controlling selenium in wastewater to around the allowable limit (0.1mgL(-1)). This system consumes few chemicals and is stable for more than a month without any maintenance. Wastewater samples from thermal power plants were collected, and data obtained by the proposed method were compared with those from batchwise water treatment followed by hydride generation-atomic fluorescence spectrometry. PMID:26653491

  6. Facile in situ fabrication of graphene-upconversion hybrid materials with amplified electrogenerated chemiluminescence.

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    Yin, Meili; Wu, Li; Li, Zhenhua; Ren, Jinsong; Qu, Xiaogang

    2012-01-21

    A simple and general synthetic approach for one-step creation of graphene-upconversion nanocomposite by an in situ hydrothermal method has been developed. Using graphene oxide (GO) as a precursor reagent, the reduction of GO and the deposition of NaYF(4)/Yb,Er on graphene occur simultaneously. The electrogenerated chemiluminescent intensity of NaYF(4)/Yb,Er is significantly amplified by graphene due to its wonderful conductivity, extraordinary electron transport properties and large specific surface area. PMID:22159188

  7. [Chemiluminescence and triboluminescence of the endothelium of the thoracic aorta in gamma-irradiated rabbits with experimental hypercholesterolemia].

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    Orel, V E; Voronkov, G S; Dziatkovskaia, N N; Pliushch, G I; Kadiuk, I N; Mel'nik, Iu I

    1996-01-01

    A comparative study of chemiluminescence and triboluminescence of endothelium of the thoracic aorta in the intact rabbits and in ones with experimental hypercholesterolemia 3, 6, 24 hours after single total influence of low doses of ionizing radiation allowed us to conclude that higher fluctuation of the examined parameters is characteristic feature of the rabbits with hypercholesterolemia. At the same time it was found that the changes in chemiluminescence and triboluminescence of endothelium of the thoracic aorta three hours after irradiation with a dose of 0.25 Gy were different in the experiments in vitro and in vivo. PMID:8696490

  8. Facile synthesis of PbSe hollow nanostructure assemblies via a solid/liquid-phase chemical route and their electrogenerated chemiluminescence properties.

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    Han, Min; Li, Yanrong; Niu, Hongyan; Liu, Lili; Chen, Kunji; Bao, Jianchun; Dai, Zhihui; Zhu, Jianming

    2011-03-21

    Spherical PbSe hollow nanostructure assemblies (HNSAs) were synthesized by a simple one-pot solid/liquid-phase reaction in which solid KPbI(3)?2?H(2)O and SeO(2) are heated in oleic acid/dodecylamine/1-octadecene at 250?°C for 30?min. XRD analysis shows that the obtained product is cubic-phase PbSe and well crystallized. FESEM and TEM images reveal that the obtained spherical PbSe assemblies are made up of small, irregular, and fused hollow nanostructure building blocks. On the basis of temperature- and time-dependent investigations as well as control experiments, molten-salt corrosion of solid PbSe nanocrystal aggregates formed in situ during the high-temperature ripening stage is suggested to explain the formation of such novel assemblies. Moreover, when the reaction temperature is further increased to 280 or 320?°C with other conditions unchanged, cubic and orthorhombic mixed-phase PbSe HNSAs is generated. The obtained PbSe HNSAs exhibit excellent electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) performance. Two strong and stable emission peaks at about -1.4 and +1.5?V (vs. Ag/AgCl) are observed. In particular, the ECL intensity is influenced by the crystal phase of PbSe. PMID:21351177

  9. Exhaled nitric oxide monitoring by quantum cascade laser: comparison with chemiluminescent and electrochemical sensors

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    Mandon, Julien; Högman, Marieann; Merkus, Peter J. F. M.; van Amsterdam, Jan; Harren, Frans J. M.; Cristescu, Simona M.

    2012-01-01

    Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is considered an indicator in the diagnostics and management of asthma. In this study we present a laser-based sensor for measuring FENO. It consists of a quantum cascade laser (QCL) combined with a multi-pass cell and wavelength modulation spectroscopy for the detection of NO at the sub-part-per-billion by volume (ppbv, 1?10-9) level. The characteristics and diagnostic performance of the sensor were assessed. A detection limit of 0.5 ppbv was demonstrated with a relatively simple design. The QCL-based sensor was compared with two market sensors, a chemiluminescent analyzer (NOA 280, Sievers) and a portable hand-held electrochemical analyzer (MINO®, Aerocrine AB, Sweden). FENO from 20 children diagnosed with asthma and treated with inhaled corticosteroids were measured. Data were found to be clinically acceptable within 1.1 ppbv between the QCL-based sensor and chemiluminescent sensor and within 1.7 ppbv when compared to the electrochemical sensor. The QCL-based sensor was tested on healthy subjects at various expiratory flow rates for both online and offline sampling procedures. The extended NO parameters, i.e. the alveolar region, airway wall, diffusing capacity, and flux were calculated and showed a good agreement with the previously reported values.

  10. Sensitive determination of aliphatic amines in water by high-performance liquid chromatography with chemiluminescence detection.

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    Meseguer Lloret, S; Molins Legua, C; Verdú Andrés, J; Campíns Falcó, P

    2004-04-30

    A sensitive method has been developed for liquid chromatographic determination of short aliphatic amines in water samples. Analytes are preconcentrated and dansylated on solid sorbents (C18 solid-phase extraction cartridges). The dansyl derivatives are chromatographed and post-column mixed with peroxyoxalate (TCPO) and H2O2 in order to perform chemiluminescence detection. Optimal results have been obtained using a sample volume of 5 ml. The method has been applied to the quantification or screening of several aliphatic amines: methylamine, ethylamine, butylamine, diethylamine, pentylamine and hexylamine. The screening procedure has been developed including also polyamines (putrescine, cadaverine, spermidine and spermine). The results obtained by using chemiluminescence (CL) detection have been compared with other detection systems (fluorescence and UV). The sensitivity can increase from 3 to 75 times respect UV detection and from 2 to 10 times respect fluorescence detection depending on the amine. The detection limits achieved were between 0.15 and 0.9 microg/l. PMID:15117076

  11. Microplate-reader method for the rapid analysis of copper in natural waters with chemiluminescence detection

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    Durand, Axel; Chase, Zanna; Remenyi, Tomas; Quéroué, Fabien

    2013-01-01

    We have developed a method for the determination of copper in natural waters at nanomolar levels. The use of a microplate-reader minimizes sample processing time (~25 s per sample), reagent consumption (~120 ?L per sample), and sample volume (~700 ?L). Copper is detected by chemiluminescence. This technique is based on the formation of a complex between copper and 1,10-phenanthroline and the subsequent emission of light during the oxidation of the complex by hydrogen peroxide. Samples are acidified to pH 1.7 and then introduced directly into a 24-well plate. Reagents are added during data acquisition via two reagent injectors. When trace metal clean protocols are employed, the reproducibility is generally less than 7% on blanks and the detection limit is 0.7 nM for seawater and 0.4 nM for freshwater. More than 100 samples per hour can be analyzed with this technique, which is simple, robust, and amenable to at-sea analysis. Seawater samples from Storm Bay in Tasmania illustrate the utility of the method for environmental science. Indeed other trace metals for which optical detection methods exist (e.g., chemiluminescence, fluorescence, and absorbance) could be adapted to the microplate-reader. PMID:23335917

  12. Flavonoids as antioxidants evaluated by in vitro and in situ liver chemiluminescence.

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    Fraga, C G; Martino, V S; Ferraro, G E; Coussio, J D; Boveris, A

    1987-03-01

    Administration of eriodyctiol and (+)-catechin (10 mg/100 g of body weight) to mice inhibited the enhancement of in situ liver chemiluminescence produced by CCl4 (0.5 ml/100 g) by 32 and 38% respectively. 3,4-Dicaffeoylquinic acid was less effective (13%), and cynarin had no effect. Previously, these compounds and other polyphenols were assayed as in vitro antioxidants by their abilities to inhibit the tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BOOH)-initiated chemiluminescence of mouse liver homogenates, and the IC50 (microM) values were as follows: (+)-catechin, 3; eriodyctiol, 9; myricetin and 4,2',4'-trihydroxy-6'-metoxychalcone, 15; 3,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 20; isochlorogenic acid, 30; caffeic acid, 5,6,3'-trihydroxy-7,4'-dimethoxyflavone and cynarin, 50; chlorogenic acid and apigenin, 150; quercetin, pedalitin, sylimarin and quercetin-3-methyl ester, 200; 7,4'-dihydroxy-5-methoxyflavonone and kaempferol-3,7-dirhamnoside, 500; quercitrin, 900; and galangin-3-methyl ether, genkwanin, hesperidin, ombuoside, phloridzin, quinic acid, rhoifolin, rutin and sophoricoside, greater than 1 mM. The in vitro and in vivo effects of these flavonoids and polyphenols may be related to their antioxidant abilities, making them promising substances to be investigated as water-soluble protectors against lipid peroxidation and other free radical-mediated cell injury. PMID:3827953

  13. An ultrasensitive chemiluminescence immunoassay of chloramphenicol based on gold nanoparticles and magnetic beads.

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    Tao, Xiaoqi; Jiang, Haiyang; Yu, Xuezhi; Zhu, Jinghui; Wang, Xia; Wang, Zhanhui; Niu, Lanlan; Wu, Xiaoping; Shen, Jianzhong

    2013-05-01

    A competitive, direct, chemiluminescent immunoassay based on a magnetic beads (MBs) separation and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) labelling technique to detect chloramphenicol (CAP) has been developed. Horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-labelled anti-CAP monoclonal antibody conjugated with AuNPs and antigen-immobilized MBs were prepared. After optimization parameters of immunocomplex MBs, the IC50 values of chemiluminescence magnetic nanoparticles immunoassay (CL-MBs-nano-immunoassay) were 0.017 µg L(-1) for extract method I and 0.17 µg L(-1) for extract method II. The immunoassay with two extract methods was applied to detect CAP in milk. Comparison of these two extract methods showed that extract method I was advantageous in better sensitivity, in which the sensitivity was 10 times compared to that of extract method II, while extract method II was superior in simple operation, suitable for high throughout screen. The recoveries were 86.7-98.0% (extract method I) and 80.0-103.0% (extract method II), and the coefficients of variation (CVs) were all <15%. The satisfactory recovery with both extract methods and high correlation with traditional ELISA kit in milk system confirmed that the immunomagnetic assay based on AuNPs exhibited promising potential in rapid field screening for trace CAP analysis. PMID:23512826

  14. Ultrasensitive detection of cancer cells and glycan expression profiling based on a multivalent recognition and alkaline phosphatase-responsive electrogenerated chemiluminescence biosensor

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    Chen, Xiaojiao; He, Yao; Zhang, Youyu; Liu, Meiling; Liu, Yang; Li, Jinghong

    2014-09-01

    A multivalent recognition and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)-responsive electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for cancer cell detection and in situ evaluation of cell surface glycan expression was developed on a poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer-conjugated, chemically reduced graphene oxide (rGO) electrode interface. In this strategy, the multivalency and high affinity of the cell-targeted aptamers on rGO provided a highly efficient cell recognition platform on the electrode. The ALP and concanavalin A (Con A) coated gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) nanoprobes allowed the ALP enzyme-catalyzed production of phenols that inhibited the ECL reaction of Ru(bpy)32+ on the rGO electrode interface, affording fast and highly sensitive ECL cytosensing and cell surface glycan evaluation. Combining the multivalent aptamer interface and ALP nanoprobes, the ECL cytosensor showed a detection limit of 38 CCRF-CEM cells per mL in human serum samples, broad dynamic range and excellent selectivity. In addition, the proposed biosensor provided a valuable insight into dynamic profiling of the expression of different glycans on cell surfaces, based on the carbohydrates recognized by lectins applied to the nanoprobes. This biosensor exhibits great promise in clinical diagnosis and drug screening.A multivalent recognition and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)-responsive electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for cancer cell detection and in situ evaluation of cell surface glycan expression was developed on a poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer-conjugated, chemically reduced graphene oxide (rGO) electrode interface. In this strategy, the multivalency and high affinity of the cell-targeted aptamers on rGO provided a highly efficient cell recognition platform on the electrode. The ALP and concanavalin A (Con A) coated gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) nanoprobes allowed the ALP enzyme-catalyzed production of phenols that inhibited the ECL reaction of Ru(bpy)32+ on the rGO electrode interface, affording fast and highly sensitive ECL cytosensing and cell surface glycan evaluation. Combining the multivalent aptamer interface and ALP nanoprobes, the ECL cytosensor showed a detection limit of 38 CCRF-CEM cells per mL in human serum samples, broad dynamic range and excellent selectivity. In addition, the proposed biosensor provided a valuable insight into dynamic profiling of the expression of different glycans on cell surfaces, based on the carbohydrates recognized by lectins applied to the nanoprobes. This biosensor exhibits great promise in clinical diagnosis and drug screening. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: CV and EIS during the electrode assembly, activity of the nanoprobes and the glycan-binding specificities of the lectins. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr03053b

  15. Effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on the chemiluminescence (CL) of murine peritoneal exudate cells

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    Caren, L.D. )

    1992-02-26

    Stimulated PEC generate microbicidal free oxygen radicals which are potentially mutagenic and possibly carcinogenic. The effects of combined alternating electric and magnetic fields on oxygen radical production were measured in this study. A Helmholtz coil and parallel plate electrodes were utilized to provide uniform field characteristics. Effects were studied at combined field frequencies of 60, 600, and 6,000 Hz. Thioglycollate-elicited PEC were exposed to EMF or placed in a far corner of the lab (controls). Following the addition of zymosan, luminol-enhanced CL was measured. No differences in CL were found for exposures to 60 Hz for 18 hr; 600 Hz for 10 hr; or 6,000 Hz for 0.75 hr. PEC exposed to 6,000 Hz for 11 hr showed a 25% increase in CL over control PEC. At 600 and 6,000 Hz, the temperature of the air and a dish of saline in the EMF apparatus was 26C, vs. 25C where the controls were kept. At 60 Hz, there was no temperature difference. These preliminary experiments indicate that under these conditions, EMF fields do not have a significant effect on this immune function.

  16. Experiments concerning the laser-enhanced reaction between vibrationally excited O3 and NO

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    Hui, K.-K.; Cool, T. A.

    1978-01-01

    The enhancement in reaction rate between O3 and NO is studied for the case of O3 vibrationally excited by a CO2 laser. Chemiluminescence observations of a vibrationally excited and an electronically excited nitrogen dioxide reaction product provide information on the separate contributions to the overall reaction rate of these two reactive channels. The contribution of the stretching and bending modes of O3 to the reaction rate enhancement is also discussed. In addition, consideration is given to the nonreactive vibrational deactivation of vibrationally excited O3.

  17. Simple and Excellent Selective Chemiluminescence-Based CS2 On-Line Detection System for Rapid Analysis of Sulfur-Containing Compounds in Complex Samples.

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    Zhang, Runkun; Li, Gongke; Hu, Yufei

    2015-06-01

    To study the interesting chemical reaction phenomenon can greatly contribute to the development of an innovative analytical method. In this paper, a simple CL reaction cell was constructed to study the chemiluminescence (CL) emission from the thermal oxidation of carbon disulfide (CS2). We found that the CL detection of CS2 exhibits unique characteristics of excellent selectivity and rapid response capacity. Experimental investigations together with theoretical calculation were performed to study the mechanism behind the CL reaction. The results revealed that the main luminous intermediates generated during the thermal degradation of CS2 are SO2* and CO2*. Significantly, this CL emission phenomenon has a wide application due to many sulfur-containing compounds that can convert to CS2 under special conditions. On the basis of this scheme, a CS2-generating and detection system was developed for rapid measurement of CS2 or other compounds that can convert to CS2. The usefulness of the system was demonstrated by measuring dithiocarbamate (DTC) pesticides (selected mancozeb as a representative analyte) based on the evolution of CS2 in spiked agricultural products. Results showed that the system allows online and large volume detection of CS2 under nonequilibrium condition, which greatly reduces the analytical time. The concentrations of mancozeb in the spiked samples were well-quantified with satisfied recoveries of 76.9-97.3%. The system not only addresses the urgent need for rapid in-field screening of DTC residues in foodstuffs but also opens a new opportunity for the fast, convenient, and cost-effective detection of CS2 and some other sulfur-containing compounds in complex samples. PMID:25913203

  18. Nitrite sensing based on the carbon dots-enhanced chemiluminescence from peroxynitrous acid and carbonate.

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    Lin, Zhen; Dou, Xiangnan; Li, Haifang; Ma, Yuan; Lin, Jin-Ming

    2015-01-01

    In this work, chemiluminescence (CL) from peroxynitrous acid (ONOOH)-carbonate system greatly amplified by carbon dots was observed. The CL mechanism of the ONOOH-carbonate-carbon dots system has been investigated and the results reveal that the carbon dots could serve as the energy acceptor, which gives us new insight into the optical properties of the new emerging carbon nanomaterial. There is a good linear relationship between the CL signal and the concentration of the nitrite using for ONOOH formation, which provides us a nitrite sensing method with sensitivity as high as 5.0×10(-9) M (S/N=3). The method has been successfully applied to the determination of nitrite in tap water with the recovery of 98%. The standard deviations are within 2.5%. PMID:25476331

  19. Optimization of condition for conjugation of enrofloxacin to enzymes in chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay

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    Yu, Songcheng; Yu, Fei; Zhang, Hongquan; Qu, Lingbo; Wu, Yongjun

    2014-06-01

    In this study, in order to find out a proper method for conjugation of enrofloxacin to label enzymes, two methods were compared and carbodiimide condensation was proved to be better. The results showed that the binding ratio of enrofloxacin and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) was 8:1 and that of enrofloxacin and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was 5:1. This indicated that conjugate synthesized by carbodiimide condensation was fit for chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA). Furthermore, data revealed that dialysis time was an important parameter for conjugation and 6 days was best. Buffer to dilute conjugate had little effect on CLEIA. The storage condition for conjugates was also studied and it was shown that the conjugate was stable at 4 °C with no additive up to 30 days. These data were valuable for establishing CLEIA to quantify enrofloxacin.

  20. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence of common organic luminophores in water using an emulsion system.

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    Dick, Jeffrey E; Renault, Christophe; Kim, Byung-Kwon; Bard, Allen J

    2014-10-01

    We describe a method to produce electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) in water using a family of highly hydrophobic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) luminophores and boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY). This method is based on an oil-in-water emulsion system. Various PAHs (rubrene, 9,10-diphenylanthracene, pyrene, or perylene) and BODIPY were trapped in a toluene and tri-n-propylamine mixed oil-in-water emulsion using an ionic liquid as the supporting electrolyte and emulsifier. ECL was observed for all the aforementioned PAHs and BODIPY, and the rubrene and BODIPY emulsion systems showed adequate light to record an ECL spectrum. ECL was also observed using oxalate as the co-reactant, which was dissolved in the aqueous continuous phase. The emulsions were stable for hours and showed a droplet size distribution that ranged from 275 to 764 nm, in accordance with dynamic light scattering data. PMID:25222019

  1. Direct chemiluminescence of carbon dots induced by potassium ferricyanide and its analytical application

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    Amjadi, Mohammad; Manzoori, Jamshid L.; Hallaj, Tooba; Sorouraddin, Mohammad H.

    2014-03-01

    The chemiluminescence (CL) of water-soluble fluorescent carbon dots (C-dots) induced by direct chemical oxidation was investigated. C-dots were prepared by solvothermal method and characterized by fluorescence spectra and transmission electron microscopy. It was found that K3Fe(CN)6 could directly oxidize C-dots to produce a relatively intense CL emission. The mechanism of CL generation was investigated based on the fluorescence and CL emission spectra and the effect of radical scavengers on the CL intensity. The inhibitive effect of some metal ions and biologically important molecules on the CL intensity of the system was examined and the potential of the system for the determination of these species at trace levels was studied. In order to evaluate the capability of method to real sample analysis, it was applied to the determination of Cr(VI) and adrenaline in water and injection samples, respectively.

  2. A preliminary study of ester oxidation on an aluminum surface using chemiluminescence

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    Jones, W. R., Jr.; Meador, M. A.; Morales, W.

    1986-01-01

    The oxidation characteristics of a pure ester (trimethyolpropane triheptanoate) were studied by using a chemiluminescence technique. Tests were run in a thin-film micro-oxidation apparatus with an aluminum alloy catalyst. Conditions included a pure oxygen atmosphere and a temperature range of 176 to 206 C. Results indicated that oxidation of the ester (containing 10 to the minus 3 power M diphenylanthracene as an intensifier) was accompanied by emission of light. The maximum intensity of light emission (I sub max) was a function of the amount of ester, the concentration of intensifier, and the test temperature. The induction period or the time to reach one-half of maximum intensity (t sub 1/2) was an inverse function of test temperature. Decreases in light emission at the later stages of a test were caused by depletion of the intensifier.

  3. Development of a Photoinduced Chemiluminescent Method for the Determination of the Herbicide Quinmerac in Water.

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    Catalá-Icardo, Mónica; López-Paz, José Luis; Blázquez-Pérez, Juncal

    2015-10-01

    A new, simple, and sensitive method, based on photoinduced chemiluminescence, was developed for the determination of quinmerac. The photoproduct, obtained after ultraviolet irradiation in basic medium, was mixed with sodium sulfite (sensitizer), and Ce(IV) (oxidant) in acid medium. A wide linear dynamic range (2-600 ng mL(-1)) and a limit of detection of 0.6 ng mL(-1) were obtained without any pretreatment (0.08 ng mL(-1) after solid-phase extraction). The determination was performed using a flow-injection manifold, which allowed a high throughput (144 h(-1)). The interday reproducibility was 5.6% (n = 5), and the intraday repeatability was 3.9 and 2.9% for 20 and 200 ng mL(-1) of quinmerac, respectively (n = 21). Finally, the method was applied to surface water and groundwater, with recoveries ranging from 78.1 to 94.5%. PMID:26449814

  4. Absolute rate constant for the O plus NO chemiluminescence in the near infrared

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    Golde, M. F.; Roche, A. E.; Kaufman, F.

    1973-01-01

    Infrared chemiluminescence from the process O + NO (+M) NO2 + hv (+M) has been studied between 1.3 and 4.1 micrometer. The wavelength dependence of the continuum between 1.3 and 3.3 micrometer is in fair agreement with previous studies and the measured radiative rate constant at 1.51 micrometer establishes the NO-O glow in this spectral range as a secondary emission standard. Comparison with previous studies of the visible region of the glow implies that the overall radiative rate constant lies in the range (9.4 to 11.2) x 10 to the minus 17 power cu cm sec/1. In the region 3.3 to 4.1 micrometer, the previously observed broad band, peaking at 3.7 micrometer, shows a complex kinetic dependence on O and M.

  5. Chemiluminescence during oxidation of wood lignin by hydrogen peroxide in an alkaline medium

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    Koz'mina, O.P.; Laskeeva, T.P.; Pravdolyubob, A.E.; Vasil'ev, R.F.

    1986-08-01

    In this investigation the authors detected chemiluminescence during the action of alkaline hydrogen peroxide solution on wood lignin (WL), correlated with the rate of lignin oxidation. An illustration depicts CL accompanying delignification (DLF) of pinewood and of samples of sulfate and sulfite pulps (I and II) obtained from it, containing 3.5% of residual lignin, at 95 degrees and pH, in view of the fact that DLF of cellulose is most effective under these conditions, and also at 70 degrees and pH = 10.5 in accordance with the conditions for pulp bleaching. The use of hydrogen peroxide for DLF of wood and unbleached cellulose, e.g., at the first bleaching state (instead of chlorination by the traditional process) has advantages from the ecological standpoint and for simplification of the technology.

  6. A chemiluminescence sensor array for discriminating natural sugars and artificial sweeteners.

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    Niu, Weifen; Kong, Hao; Wang, He; Zhang, Yantu; Zhang, Sichun; Zhang, Xinrong

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we report a chemiluminescence (CL) sensor array based on catalytic nanomaterials for the discrimination of ten sweeteners, including five natural sugars and five artificial sweeteners. The CL response patterns ("fingerprints") can be obtained for a given compound on the nanomaterial array and then identified through linear discriminant analysis (LDA). Moreover, each pure sweetener was quantified based on the emission intensities of selected sensor elements. The linear ranges for these sweeteners lie within 0.05-100 mM, but vary with the type of sweetener. The applicability of this array to real-life samples was demonstrated by applying it to various beverages, and the results showed that the sensor array possesses excellent discrimination power and reversibility. PMID:21850423

  7. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS VOLUME 57, NUMBER 12 15 DECEMBER 1972 Determination of Doo(AIO) from Crossed-Beam Chemiluminescence of Al +03

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    of S.20 eV deduced by MacDonald and Innes from Tyte's shock tube absorption data, we recommend is then leaked into the scattering chamber through a micrometer needle valve. The chemiluminescence is detected

  8. Comparison of two methods for selegiline determination: A flow-injection chemiluminescence method using cadmium sulfide quantum dots and corona discharge ion mobility spectrometry

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    Khataee, Alireza; Lotfi, Roya; Hasanzadeh, Aliyeh; Iranifam, Mortaza; Zarei, Mahmoud; Joo, Sang Woo

    2016-01-01

    Two analytical approaches including chemiluminescence (CL) and corona discharge ionization ion mobility spectrometry (CD-IMS) were developed for sensitive determination of selegiline (SG). We found that the CL intensity of the KMnO4-Na2S2O3 CL system was significantly enhanced in the presence of L-cysteine capped CdS quantum dots (QDs). A possible CL mechanism for this CL reaction is proposed. In the presence of SG, the enhanced CL system was inhibited. Based on this inhibition, a simple and sensitive flow-injection CL method was proposed for the determination of SG. Under optimum experimental conditions, the decreased CL intensity was proportional to SG concentration in the range of 0.01 to 30.0 mg L- 1. The detection limit (3?) was 0.004 mg L- 1. Also, SG was determined using CD-IMS, and under optimum conditions of CD-IMS, calibration curves were linear in the range of 0.15 to 42.0 mg L- 1, with a detection limit (3?) of 0.03 mg L- 1. The precision of the two methods was calculated by analyzing samples containing 5.0 mg L- 1 of SG (n = 11). The relative standard deviations (RSDs%) of the flow-injection CL and CD-IMS methods are 2.17% and 3.83%, respectively. The proposed CL system exhibits a higher sensitivity and precision than the CD-IMS method for the determination of SG.

  9. Considering the chemical energy requirements of the tri-n-propylamine co-reactant pathways for the judicious design of new electrogenerated chemiluminescence detection systems.

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    Kerr, Emily; Doeven, Egan H; Wilson, David J D; Hogan, Conor F; Francis, Paul S

    2016-01-01

    The introduction of a 'co-reactant' was a critical step in the evolution of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) from a laboratory curiosity to a widely utilised detection system. In conjunction with a suitable electrochemiluminophore, the co-reactant enables generation of both the oxidised and reduced precursors to the emitting species at a single electrode potential, under the aqueous conditions required for most analytical applications. The most commonly used co-reactant is tri-n-propylamine (TPrA), which was developed for the classic tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(ii) ECL reagent. New electrochemiluminophores such as cyclometalated iridium(iii) complexes are also evaluated with this co-reactant. However, attaining the excited states in these systems can require much greater energy than that of tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(ii), which has implications for the co-reactant reaction pathways. In this tutorial review, we describe a simple graphical approach to characterise the energetically feasible ECL pathways with TPrA, as a useful tool for the development of new ECL detection systems. PMID:26525583

  10. Development of a Chemiluminescence Method for Gas-Phase HO2 Detection

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    Zheng, J.; Lloyd, J.; Springston, S.

    2003-12-01

    Hydroperoxyl Radical (HO2) is a highly reactive intermediate species that participates in photochemical processes in the troposphere. Accurate measurement of HO2 will facilitate the verification of the ozone production mechanism used by the atmospheric chemistry community. HO2 is also the major source of H2O2, which is responsible for the oxidation of SO2 in droplets. Here, we describe a new HO2 detection method based on flow injection analysis (FIA) with a chemiluminescence detector. Gas-phase HO2 is first scrubbed into a pH 9 borax buffer solution, then injected into a chemiluminescence detector, where HO2 and its conjugate base O2- react with MCLA, a synthetic analog of the luciferin from the crustacean Cypridina, to emit light at 465 nm. This technique shows high sensitivity (DL = 0.1 nM in liquid phase or 1 pptv in gas phase) and selectivity for the HO2 / O2- system. A unique feature of our technique is the calibration with a radiolytic method that uses a 60Co gamma ray source to quantitatively produce stable aqueous HO2 / O2- standards. This calibration method is highly reproducible, producing an instrument response that varies less than 5% from day to day. We tested our instrument in the meteorology field at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), which is considered a clean remote rural site with background ozone levels about 30 ppbv. On July 17, 2003, a clear sunny day, with a steady NW wind, HO2 started to build up after sunrise and reached a maximum of 9 pptv at about 3 pm local time, approximately two hours after the maximum solar intensity. Our technique has the advantages of simplicity, low cost and ease of operation. It is especially suitable for field measurements, where space and energy resources are usually limited.

  11. The oxidative metabolism of circulating phagocytes in ankylosing spondylitis: determination by whole blood chemiluminescence

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    Ho, K.; Chen, P.; Chang, C.; Lu, F.

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVE—Superoxide anion radicals within the human body are regarded as a major cause of inflammation. However, their role in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) has not been well identified. This study aimed at investigating the relation between AS and the oxidative metabolism of phagocytes in whole blood.?METHODS—24 patients with classic AS were examined to determine their clinical status; complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C reactive protein (CRP) were determined, and levels of the superoxide anion radicals in the patients with AS and 21 healthy subjects were assessed by the ultraweak chemiluminescence method. Subsequently, the relation between this disease and phagocytes was examined by using N-formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine (fMLP) and phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) stimulants.?RESULTS—In clinical assessments, patients with AS had abnormally raised serum CRP (>10 mg/l) and ESR (>15 mm/1st h) levels. In contrast with healthy subjects, patients with AS had significantly increased rates of superoxide anion radical production in their whole blood either in the resting state or with either fMLP or PMA stimulation. In addition, chemiluminescence maximum light intensity was significantly higher in patients with AS than in healthy subjects after fMLP or PMA stimulation.?CONCLUSIONS—Our results suggest that the phagocytes of patients with AS are partly activated in the resting state, and are sensitive to fMLP or PMA stimulation. The priming of phagocytes in the bloodstream is likely to be a causative factor in the onset of AS.?? PMID:10784514

  12. Recent assessment of the performance and accuracy of a chemiluminescent rocket sonde for upper atmospheric ozone measurements

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    Hilsenrath, E.; Kirschner, P. T.

    1980-01-01

    The chemiluminescent rocket ozonesonde utilizing rhodamine-B as a detector and self-pumping for air sampling has been improved. The instrument employs standard meteorological sounding systems and is the only technique available for routine nighttime ozone measurements above balloon altitudes. The chemiluminescent detector, when properly calibrated, is shown to be specific to ozone, stable, and of sufficient sensitivity for accurate measurements of ozone from about 65-20 km. An error analysis indicates that the measured ozone profiles have an absolute accuracy of about + or - 12% and a precision of about + or - 6%. Approximately 20 flights have been conducted for geophysical investigations, while additional flights were conducted with other rocket and satellite ozone soundings for comparisons. In general, these comparisons showed good agreement.

  13. High-density assembly of chemiluminescence functionalized gold nanodots on multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their application as biosensing platforms

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    Zhang, Hongli; Cui, Hua

    2014-02-01

    A one-step strategy was developed for high-density assembly of N-(aminobutyl)-N-(ethylisoluminol) (ABEI) functionalized gold nanodots onto the sidewalls of chitosan-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes (cs-MWCNTs) via the reduction of HAuCl4 with ABEI in the presence of cs-MWCNTs, resulting in novel hybrid nanomaterials with excellent chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence properties.A one-step strategy was developed for high-density assembly of N-(aminobutyl)-N-(ethylisoluminol) (ABEI) functionalized gold nanodots onto the sidewalls of chitosan-grafted multiwalled carbon nanotubes (cs-MWCNTs) via the reduction of HAuCl4 with ABEI in the presence of cs-MWCNTs, resulting in novel hybrid nanomaterials with excellent chemiluminescence and electrochemiluminescence properties. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr05574d

  14. Chemiluminescence of creatinine/H2O2/Co(2+) and its application for selective creatinine detection.

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    Hanif, Saima; John, Peter; Gao, Wenyue; Saqib, Muhammad; Qi, Liming; Xu, Guobao

    2016-01-15

    Creatinine is an important biomarker in clinical diagnosis and biomonitoring programs as well as urinary metabolomic/metabonomics research. Current methods are either nonselective, time consuming or require heavy and expensive instruments. In this study, chemiluminescence of creatinine with hydrogen peroxide has been reported for the first time, and its chemiluminescence is remarkably enhanced in the presence of cobalt ions. By utilizing these phenomena, we have developed a sensitive and selective chemiluminescence method for creatinine determination by coupling with flow injection analysis. The calibration curve is linear in the range of 1×10(-7)-3×10(-5)mol/L with a limit of detection (S/N=3) of 7.2×10(-8)mol/L, which is adequate for detecting creatinine in the clinically accepted range. The relative standard deviation for seven measurements of 3×10(-5)mol/L creatinine is 1.2%. The chemiluminescence method was then utilized to detect creatinine in human urine samples after simple dilution with water. It takes less than 1min each measurement and the recoveries for spiked urine samples were 100-103%. The interference study demonstrates that some common species in urine, such as amino acids, ascorbic acid and creatine, have negligible effects on creatinine detection. The present method does not use expensive instruments, enzymes and separation technique. This method has the advantages of sensitivity, selectivity, simplicity, rapidity, and low cost. It holds great promise for basic or comprehensive metabolic panel, drug screening, anti-dopping, and urinary metabolomic/metabonomics research. PMID:26339931

  15. Delayed fluorescence spectra of intact leaves photoexcited by sunlight measured with a multichannel Fourier-transform chemiluminescence spectrometer

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    Akita, Saeka; Yano, Ayako; Ishii, Hiroshi; Satoh, Chikahiro; Akai, Nobuyuki; Nakata, Munetaka

    2013-06-01

    Delayed fluorescence spectra of intact leaves of Green pak choi (Brassica rapa var. chinensis) were measured with a multichannel Fourier-transform chemiluminescence spectrometer, which we developed recently. The intact samples, photoexcited by sunlight without artificial light sources, showed delayed fluorescence around 740 nm with a lifetime of ˜6 s. The observed spectra were deconvoluted into two Gaussian bands: the delayed fluorescence from photosystem II and photosystem I complexes. Their relative intensities depended on the chlorophyll concentration, but their wavelengths were unchanged.

  16. Chemiluminescence behavior of CdTe-hydrogen peroxide enhanced by sodium hypochlorite and sensitized sensing of estrogens

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    Ling, Bo; Bi, Jianhong; Pi, Zongxin; Dong, Huaze; Dong, Ling

    2014-05-01

    It has been found that sodium hypochlorite enhanced the chemiluminescence (CL) of the CdTe nanocrystal (NC)-hydrogen peroxide system and that estrogens inhibited these CL signals in alkaline solution. CL spectra were used to investigate the mechanism of the CL enhancement. On the basis of the inhibition, a flow-injection CL method has been established for determination of three natural estrogens.

  17. Green analyzer for the measurement of total arsenic in drinking water: electrochemical reduction of arsenate to arsine and gas phase chemiluminescence with ozone.

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    Sengupta, Mrinal K; Sawalha, Maather F; Ohira, Shin-Ichi; Idowu, Ademola D; Dasgupta, Purnendu K

    2010-05-01

    We describe matrix-isolated, reaction chemistry based measurement of arsenic in water down to submicrograms per liter levels in a system that requires only air, water, electricity, and dilute sulfuric acid, the bulk of the latter being recycled. Gas phase chemiluminescence (GPCL) measurement of arsenic is made in an automated batch system with arsenic in situ electroreduced to arsine that is reacted with ozone to emit light. The ozone is generated from oxygen that is simultaneously anodically produced. Of 22 different electrode materials studied, graphite was chosen as the cathode. As(V) is reduced much less efficiently to AsH(3) than As(III). Prereducing all As to As(III) is difficult in the field and tedious. Oxidizing all As to As(V) is simple (e.g., with NaOCl) but greatly reduces subsequent conversion to AsH(3) and hence sensitivity. The rate of the AsH(3)-O(3) GPCL reaction and hence signal intensity increases with [O(3)]. Using oxygen to feed the ozonizer produces higher [O(3)] and substantial signal enhancement. This makes it practical to measure all arsenic as As(V). The system exhibits an LOD (S/N = 3) for total arsenic as As(V) of 0.36 microg/L (5 mL sample). Comparison of total As results in native and spiked water samples with those from inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) and other techniques show high correlation (r(2) = 0.9999) and near unity slopes. PMID:20380446

  18. A multiplex chemiluminescent biosensor for type B-fumonisins and aflatoxin B1 quantitative detection in maize flour.

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    Zangheri, Martina; Di Nardo, Fabio; Anfossi, Laura; Giovannoli, Cristina; Baggiani, Claudio; Roda, Aldo; Mirasoli, Mara

    2015-01-01

    A multiplex chemiluminescent biosensor for simple, rapid and ultrasensitive on-site quantification of aflatoxin B1 and type B-fumonisins in maize samples has been developed. The biosensor integrates a multiplex indirect competitive lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) based on enzyme-catalyzed chemiluminescence detection and a highly sensitive portable charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, employed in a lensless "contact" imaging configuration. The developed assay requires a simple extraction of the analytes from maize flour samples followed by their detection with a 30 min assay time. The use of chemiluminescence detection allowed accurate and objective analytes quantification, enabling simultaneous detection of type B-fumonisins and aflatoxin B1 down to 6 ?g kg(-1) and 1.5 ?g kg(-1), respectively, thus fulfilling the standards imposed by the legislation of European Union. Maize flour samples spiked with both analytes were subjected to multiplex analysis obtaining recoveries ranging from 80 to 115% and the coefficient of variation below 20%. Finally, analysis of naturally contaminated maize samples resulted in a good agreement between CL-LFIA and a validated confirmatory HPLC-UV and commercial ELISA kit, obtaining recoveries in the range 88-120%. The proposed CL-LFIA protocol is rapid, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and fit for the purpose of rapid screening of mycotoxins in maize flour. PMID:25374970

  19. Scanning electrochemical microscopy study of ion annihilation electrogenerated chemiluminescence of rubrene and [Ru(bpy)3]2+.

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    Rodríguez-López, Joaquín; Shen, Mei; Nepomnyashchii, Alexander B; Bard, Allen J

    2012-06-01

    Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) was used for the study of electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) in the radical annihilation mode. The concurrent steady-state generation of radical ions in the microgap formed between a SECM probe and a transparent microsubstrate provides a distance-dependent ECL signal that can provide information about the kinetics, stability, and mechanism of the light emission process. In the present study, the ECL emission from rubrene and [Ru(bpy)(3)](2+) was used to model the system by carrying out experiments with the SECM and light-detecting apparatus inside an inert atmosphere box. We studied the influence of the distance between the two electrodes, d, and the annihilation kinetics on the ECL light emission profiles under steady-state conditions, as well as the ECL profiles when carrying out cyclic voltammetry (CV) at a fixed d. Experimental results are compared to simulated results obtained through commercial finite element method software. The light produced by annihilation of the ions was a function of d; stronger light was observed at smaller d. The distance dependence of the ECL emission allows the construction of light approach curves in a similar fashion as with the tip currents in the feedback mode of SECM. These ECL approach curves provide an additional channel to describe the reaction kinetics that lead to ECL; good agreement was found between the ECL approach curve emission profile and the simulated results for a fast, diffusion-limited second-order annihilation process (k(ann) > 10(7) M(-1) s(-1)). In the CV mode at fixed distance, the ECL emission of rubrene showed two distinct signals at different potentials when fixing the substrate to generate the radical cation and scanning the tip to generate the radical anion. The first signal (pre-emission) corresponded to an emission well before reaching the generation of the radical anion and was more intense on Au than on Pt. The second ECL signal showed the expected steady-state behavior from the second-order annihilation reaction and agreed well with the simulation. A comparison of the emission obtained with rubrene and [Ru(bpy)(3)](2+) to test the direct formation of lower energy triplets directly at the electrode showed that triplets are not the cause of the pre-emission observed. Wavelength selection experiments for the rubrene system showed that the pre-emission ECL signal also appeared slightly red-shifted with respect to the main luminophore emission; a possible explanation for this phenomenon is inverse photoemission, where the injection of highly energetic holes by the oxidized species into the negatively biased tip electrode causes emission of states in the metal that appear at a different wavelength than the singlet emission from the ECL luminophore. PMID:22587623

  20. A practical alternative to chemiluminescence-based detection of nitrogen dioxide: cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy.

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    Kebabian, Paul L; Wood, Ezra C; Herndon, Scott C; Freedman, Andrew

    2008-08-15

    We present results obtained from a greatly improved version of a previously reported nitrogen dioxide monitor (Anal Chem. 2005, 77, 724-728) that utilizes cavity attenuated phase shift spectroscopy (CAPS). The sensor, which detects the optical absorption of nitrogen dioxide within a 20 nm bandpass centered at 440 nm, comprises a blue light emitting diode, an enclosed stainless steel measurement cell (26 cm length) incorporating a resonant optical cavity of near-confocal design and a vacuum photodiode detector. An analog heterodyne detection scheme is used to measure the phase shift in the waveform of the modulated light transmitted through the cell induced by the presence of nitrogen dioxide within the cell. The sensor, which operates at atmospheric pressure, fits into a 19 in.-rack-mounted instrumentation box, weighs 10 kg, and utilizes 70 W of electrical power with pump included. The sensor response to nitrogen dioxide (calculated as the cotangent of the phase shift) is demonstrated to be linear (r2 > 0.9999) within +/- 1 ppb over a range of 0-320 ppb (by volume). The device exhibits a detection limit (3sigma precision) of less than 60 parts per trillion (0.060 ppb) with 10 s integration, a value derived from measurements at NO2 concentration levels of both 0 and 20 ppb; the detection limit improves as the integration time is increased to several hundred seconds. The observed baseline drift is less than +/- 0.5 ppb overthe course of a month. An intercomparison of measurements of ambient NO2 concentrations over several days using this sensor with a quantum cascade laser-based infrared absorption spectrometer and a standard chemiluminescence-based NOx analyzer is presented. The data from the CAPS sensor are highly correlated (r2 > 0.99) with the other two instruments. The absolute agreement between the CAPS and each of the two other instruments is within the expected statistical noise associated with the infrared laser-based absorption spectrometer (+/- 0.3 ppb with 10 s sampling) and chemiluminescence analyzer (+/- 0.4 ppb with 60 s averaging). The major limitation concerning accuracy is a direct spectral interference with phototchemically produced 1,2-dicarbonyl species (e.g., glyoxal, methylglyoxal). However, this interference can be readily removed by shifting the detection band to a slightly longer wavelength and ensuring that the lower edge of the detection band is greater than 455 nm. PMID:18767663

  1. Chemiluminescence and fluorescence spectrum methods for determination of Aflatoxin B1 mediated by FCLA + BSA

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    Chen, WenLi; Xing, Da

    2005-04-01

    BSA (Bovine Serum Albumin) can enlarge the CL intensity of FCLA(3,7-dihydro-6-{4-{2-(N'-(5-fluoresceinyl) thioureido)ethoxy}phenyl}-2-methylimi-dazo{1,2-a}pyrazin-3-one dosium salt) to 763%. This report presents novel methods for determination of Aflatoxin B1 (AfB1) mediated by FCLA+BSA. The concentration of AFB1 showed an obvious positive correlation with the chemiluminescence (CL) intensity mediated by FCLA+BSA, correlative coefficient R@0.94. This method could measure accurately ng/ml of AfB1 concentration. 365nm as excitated wavelength, 440nm and 520nm-two fluorescence peaks of FCLA+BSA+AfB1 were found. The fluorescence intensity of peak at 440nm showed an obvious positive correlation with the concentration of AFB1, R@0.97; the fluorescence intensity of peak at 520nm showed a positive correlation with the concentration of AFB1, R@0.90. Comparing the peak of FCLA, FCLA+BSA and FCLA+BSA+AfB1 had a 6nm Einstein shift (red shift). The study suggested that CL and fluorescence spectrum methods mediated by FCLA+BSA might be applicable to the determination of AfB1 concentration.

  2. A simple inexpensive gas phase chemiluminescence analyzer for measuring trace levels of arsenic in drinking water.

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    Sengupta, Mrinal K; Hossain, Zafreen A; Ohira, Shin-Ichi; Dasgupta, Purnendu K

    2010-01-01

    An inexpensive sensitive gas-phase chemiluminescence (GPCL) based analyzer for arsenic is described; this device utilizes manual fluid dispensing operations to reduce size, weight and cost. The analyzer in its present form has a limit of detection (LOD, S/N = 3) of 1.0 microg/L total inorganic As (peak heightbased, 3 mL sample). The system was used to measure low level arsenic in tap water samples from Texas and New Mexico and compared with results obtained by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) as well as those from an automated GPCL analyzer. Good correlations were observed. Higher levels of As (50-500 microg/L, As(III), As(V) and mixtures thereof) were spiked into local tap water; the recoveries ranged from 95 +/- 2% to 101 +/- 1%. A single instrument weighs less than 3 kg, consumes <25 W in power, can be incorporated in a briefcase and constructed for <$US $1000. It is easily usable in the field. PMID:19651464

  3. Development of sensitive direct chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for the determination of dihydroartemisinin in plasma.

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    Zehnacker, Laura; Nevers, Marie-Claire; Sinou, Véronique; Parzy, Dominique; Créminon, Christophe; Parzy, Daniel; Azoulay, Stéphane

    2015-10-01

    Despite significant progress in prevention and therapy, malaria is still one of the world's leading major diseases due to its high morbidity and mortality. Recommended treatments by the World Health Organization include the use of artemisinin and artemisinin derivative-based combination therapies. To allow efficient patient monitoring during antimalarial therapy without the use of expensive apparatus, we developed a sensitive direct chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for the determination of dihydroartemisinin in biological fluids. To produce specific antibodies against dihydroartemisinin (DHA), a synthetic DHA derivative was coupled to bovine serum albumin as the immunogen. In parallel, a new, rapid, and efficient procedure to covalently link glycoprotein to all amine-containing molecules has been established and the enzyme tracer was prepared by chemically coupling the DHA derivative in combination with SBP rather than the more commonly used HRP. It allowed us to develop, after optimization of the luminescent reagent, a sensitive and stable luminescent EIA, with a LLOQ of 90 pg mL(-1). This assay compares favorably with the most efficient HPLC methods previously reported with a LLOQ close to 1 ng mL(-1) and shows good precision and efficiency since recovery from human plasma spiked with DHA ranged between 91 and 103%, with coefficients of variation of <13%. To date, no immunoassay for DHA has been applied to plasma analysis and this EIA should be very useful in all clinical laboratories for rapid and cost-effective analysis. PMID:26280205

  4. A general chemiluminescence strategy for measuring aptamer-target binding and target concentration.

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    Li, Shiyuan; Chen, Duyu; Zhou, Qingtong; Wang, Wei; Gao, Lingfeng; Jiang, Jie; Liang, Haojun; Liu, Yangzhong; Liang, Gaolin; Cui, Hua

    2014-06-01

    Although much effort has been made for studies on aptamer-target interactions due to promising applications of aptamers in biomedical and analytical fields, measurement of the aptamer-target binding constant and binding site still remains challenging. Herein, we report a sensitive label-free chemiluminescence (CL) strategy to determine the target concentration and, more importantly, to measure the target-aptamer binding constant and binding site. This approach is suitable for multiple types of targets, including small molecules, peptides, and proteins that can enhance the CL initiated by N-(aminobutyl)-N-ethylisoluminol functionalized gold colloids, making the present method a general platform to investigate aptamer-target interactions. This approach can achieve extremely high sensitivity with nanogram samples for measuring the target-aptamer binding constant. And the measurement could be rapidly performed using a simple and low-cost CL system. It provides an effective tool for studying the binding of biologically important molecules to nucleic acids and the selection of aptamers. Besides, we have also discovered that the 14-mer aptamer fragment itself split from the ATP-binding aptamer could selectively capture ATP. The binding constant, site, and conformation between ATP and the 14-mer aptamer fragment were obtained using such a novel CL strategy and molecular dynamic simulation. PMID:24828232

  5. Volume-resolved flame chemiluminescence and laser-induced fluorescence imaging

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    Greene, Mark L.; Sick, Volker

    2013-10-01

    There is significant need for optical diagnostic techniques to measure instantaneous volumetric vector and scalar distributions in fluid flows and combustion processes. This is especially true for investigations where only limited optical access is available, such as in internal combustion engines, furnaces, flow reactors, etc. While techniques such as tomographic PIV for velocity measurement have emerged and reached a good level of maturity, instantaneous 3D measurements of scalar quantities are not available at the same level. Recently, developments in light field technology have progressed to a degree where implementation into scientific 3D imaging becomes feasible. Others have already demonstrated the utility of light field technology toward imaging high-contrast particles for PIV and for imaging flames when treated as single-surface objects. Here, the applicability and shortcomings of current commercially available light field technology toward volumetric imaging of translucent scalar distributions and flames are investigated. Results are presented from imaging canonical chemiluminescent and laser-induced fluorescent systems. While the current light field technology is able to qualitatively determine the position of surfaces by locating high-contrast features, the correlation-based reconstruction algorithm is unable to fully reconstruct the imaged objects for quantitative diagnostics. Current analysis algorithms are based on high-contrast correlation schemes, and new tools, possibly based on tomographic concepts, will have to be implemented to reconstruct the full 3D structure of translucent objects for quantitative analysis.

  6. Solvent viscosity influence on the chemiexcitation efficiency of inter and intramolecular chemiluminescence systems.

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    Khalid, Muhammad; Souza, Sergio P; Ciscato, Luiz F M L; Bartoloni, Fernando H; Baader, Wilhelm J

    2015-07-01

    The effects of the medium viscosity on the chemiexcitation quantum yields of the induced decomposition of 1,2-dioxetanes (highly efficient intramolecular CIEEL system) and the catalyzed decomposition of diphenoyl peroxide and a 1,2-dioxetanone derivative (model systems for the intermolecular CIEEL mechanism, despite their low efficiency) are compared in this work. Quantum yields of the rubrene catalyzed decomposition of diphenoyl peroxide and spiro-adamantyl-1,2-dioxetanone as well as the fluoride induced decomposition of a phenoxy-substituted 1,2-dioxetane derivative are shown to depend on the composition of the binary solvent mixture toluene/diphenyl ether, which possess similar polarity parameters but different viscosities. Correlations of the quantum yield data with the medium viscosity using the diffusional and the frictional (free-volume) models indicate that the induced 1,2-dioxetane decomposition indeed occurs by an entirely intramolecular process and the low efficiency of the intermolecular chemiluminescence systems (catalyzed decomposition of diphenoyl peroxide and 1,2-dioxetanone derivative) is not primarily due to the cage escape of radical ion species. PMID:26067192

  7. The Rapid Screening of Triazophos Residues in Agricultural Products by Chemiluminescent Enzyme Immunoassay

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    Chen, Ge; Yang, Lihua; Jin, Maojun; Du, Pengfei; Zhang, Chan; Wang, Jian; Shao, Hua; Jin, Fen; Zheng, Lufei; Wang, Shanshan; She, Yongxin; Wang, Jing

    2015-01-01

    A highly sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) method was developed in this study for efficient screening of triazophos residues in a large number of samples. Based on the maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by China and CAC for triazophos in different agro-products, the representative apple, orange, cabbage, zucchini, and rice samples were selected as spiked samples, and the triazophos at the concentrations of the MRL values were spiked to blank samples. Subsequently, the five samples with the spiked triazophos standard were measured by CLEIA 100 times, and the detection results indicated that the correction factors of the apple, orange, cabbage, zucchini, and rice were determined as 0.79, 0.66, 0.85, 0.76, and 0.91, respectively. In this experiment, 1500 real samples were detected by both the CLEIA and the GC-MS methods. With the GC-MS method, 1462 samples were identified as negative samples and 38 samples as positive samples. Based on the correction factors, the false positive rate of the CLEIA method was 0.13%, and false negative rate was 0. The results showed that the established CLEIA method could be used to screen a large number of real samples. PMID:26218576

  8. Straightforward single-calibrant quantification of seized designer drugs by liquid chromatography-chemiluminescence nitrogen detection.

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    Rasanen, Ilpo; Kyber, Marianne; Szilvay, Ilmari; Rintatalo, Janne; Ojanperä, Ilkka

    2014-04-01

    Sixty-one different psychoactive substances were quantified by liquid chromatography-chemiluminescence nitrogen detection (LC-CLND) in 177 samples, using a single secondary standard (caffeine), in a trial concerning the quantitative purity assessment of drug-related material seized by the police in 2011-2012 and customs in 2011-2013 in Finland. The substances found were predominantly substituted phenethylamines, cathinones, tryptamines and synthetic cannabinoids, which were identified by appropriate methods prior to submitting the samples for quantification by LC-CLND. The equimolarity and expanded uncertainty of measurement by LC-CLND were on average 95% and 13%, respectively, based on 16 different substances. The median (mean) purity of stimulant/hallucinogenic drug samples seized at the border was 92.9% (87.6%) and in the street 82.0% (64.5%). The corresponding figures for powdery synthetic cannabinoid samples seized at the border and in the street were 99.0% (96.8%) and 90.0% (92.2%), respectively. There was generally only one active drug to be quantified in each sample. Seized herbal samples contained 0.15-9.2% of between one and three components. LC-CLND was found to be suitable for quantification of the nitrogen-containing drugs encountered in the study, showing sufficient N-equimolarity for both stimulant/hallucinogenic drugs and synthetic cannabinoids. The technique possesses great potential as a standard technique in forensic laboratories. PMID:24631831

  9. Chemiluminescence of neutrophiles stimulated by opsonized Zymosan in children with bronchial asthma and pneumonia

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    Lewandowicz-Uszynska, A.; Jankowski, A.

    2004-08-01

    Oxygen metabolism of neutrophils after stimulation with opsonized zymosan was examined using chemiluminescence test (in the presence of the patient serum or pooled serum). Into the study 37 children aged from 2 to 12 years were enrolled (20 girls and 17 boys). 10 healthy volunteers comprised the control group (group III). Two groups of patients were established: group I -- children with bronchial asthma (without infection), group II -- children with pneumonia. The examination in both groups was performed twice -- in acute phase and in remission period. The group I in acute phase comprised 16 children and in remission phase 9 children, group II - 21 children in acute phase and 9 children in remission phase, respectively. The following parameters of CL were estimated average value of so called spontaneous CL, maximal excitation of neutrophils after stimulation by zymogen (CLmax), time of zymosan opsonization. The following results were obtained: increased spontaneous CL and CLmax (at the presence of both sera) in acute phase of bronchial asthma and pneumonia in comparison to the control group. In the period of remission both these parameters were insignificantly decreased. The longest time of zymosan opsonization in acute period of disease was observed in children with pneumonia (18 min.). This time did not change during remission phase. Only slightly longer time of opsonization was observed in the patients from group I (in exacerbation) (15 min) than in the control group (13,1 min). This time was prolonged in the clinical remission (20 min).

  10. The Rapid Screening of Triazophos Residues in Agricultural Products by Chemiluminescent Enzyme Immunoassay.

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    Chen, Ge; Yang, Lihua; Jin, Maojun; Du, Pengfei; Zhang, Chan; Wang, Jian; Shao, Hua; Jin, Fen; Zheng, Lufei; Wang, Shanshan; She, Yongxin; Wang, Jing

    2015-01-01

    A highly sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) method was developed in this study for efficient screening of triazophos residues in a large number of samples. Based on the maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by China and CAC for triazophos in different agro-products, the representative apple, orange, cabbage, zucchini, and rice samples were selected as spiked samples, and the triazophos at the concentrations of the MRL values were spiked to blank samples. Subsequently, the five samples with the spiked triazophos standard were measured by CLEIA 100 times, and the detection results indicated that the correction factors of the apple, orange, cabbage, zucchini, and rice were determined as 0.79, 0.66, 0.85, 0.76, and 0.91, respectively. In this experiment, 1500 real samples were detected by both the CLEIA and the GC-MS methods. With the GC-MS method, 1462 samples were identified as negative samples and 38 samples as positive samples. Based on the correction factors, the false positive rate of the CLEIA method was 0.13%, and false negative rate was 0. The results showed that the established CLEIA method could be used to screen a large number of real samples. PMID:26218576

  11. Clinical performance evaluation of four automated chemiluminescence immunoassays for hepatitis C virus antibody detection.

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    Kim, Sinyoung; Kim, Jeong-Ho; Yoon, Seoyoung; Park, Youn-Hee; Kim, Hyon-Suk

    2008-12-01

    Various automated chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) analyzers for the detection of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV) are now commercially available in clinical laboratories and are replacing conventional enzyme immunoassays. We investigated the performance of four anti-HCV CLIAs (the Architect Anti-HCV assay on the Architect i2000 system, the Vitros Anti-HCV assay on the Vitros ECiQ Immunodiagnostic System, the Access HCV Ab PLUS assay on the UniCel DxI 800 analyzer, and the newly developed Elecsys Anti-HCV assay on the Cobas e 411 analyzer). The total percent coefficient of variation values of imprecision were 3.5 to 5.7% with positive control materials and 7.2 to 10.2% with negative control materials. The agreement between the results of the Elecsys, Architect, Vitros, and Access CLIAs ranged from 94.5 to 98.1%. The clinical sensitivity of all CLIAs was 100%. Each CLIA showed excellent reproducibility and clinical sensitivity. The Elecsys, Architect, Vitros, and Access CLIAs showed clinical specificities of 98.2, 98.8, 96.5, and 98.2%. PMID:18945839

  12. Multi-directional 3D flame chemiluminescence tomography based on lens imaging.

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    Wang, Jia; Song, Yang; Li, Zhen-hua; Kempf, Andreas; He, An-zhi

    2015-04-01

    Flame chemiluminescence tomography (FCT) has been widely used in flame diagnostics for three-dimensional (3D), spatially resolved measurements of instantaneous flame geometry and, to some extent, of species concentrations. However, in most studies, tomographic reconstructions are based on a traditional parallel projection model. Due to the light collection characteristics of a lens, a parallel projection model is not appropriate for the practical optical setups that are used for emission imaging, particularly at small F-numbers. Taking the light collection effect of the lens into account, this Letter establishes a complete and novel tomographic theory for a multi-directional tomography system consisting of a lens and CCD cameras. A modified camera calibration method is presented first. It determines the exact spatial locations and intrinsic parameters of the cameras. A 3D projection model based on the lens imaging theory is then proposed and integrated into the multiplicative algebraic reconstruction technique (MART). The new approach is demonstrated with a 12-camera system that is used to reconstruct the emission field of a propane flame, thereby resolving space and time. PMID:25831300

  13. Identification of gamma-irradiated foodstuffs by chemiluminescence measurements in Taiwan

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    Ma, Ming-Shia Chang; Chen, Li-Hsiang; Tsai, Zei-Tsan; Fu, Ying-Kai

    In order to establish chemiluminescence (CL) measurements as an identification method for ?-irradiated foodstuffs in Taiwan, ten agricultural products including wheat flour, rice, ginger, potatoes, garlic, onions, red beans, mung beans, soy beans, xanthoxylon seeds and Japanese star anises have been tested to compare CL intensities between untreated samples and samples subject to a 10 kGy ?-irradiation dose. Amongst them, wheat flour is the most eligible product to be identified by CL measurements. The CL intensities of un-irradiated and irradiated flour have shown large differences associated with a significant dose-effect relationship. Effects of three different protein contents of flour, unsieved and sieved (100-200 mesh), the reproducibility and the storage experiment on CL intensities at various doses were investigated in this study. In addition, the white bulb part of onions has shown some CL in irradiated samples. The CL data obtained from the other eight agricultural products have shown large fluctuations and cannot be used to differentiate between irradiated and un-irradiated samples.

  14. Trace analysis of pollutants by use of honeybees, immunoassays, and chemiluminescence detection.

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    Girotti, S; Ghini, S; Maiolini, E; Bolelli, L; Ferri, E N

    2013-01-01

    Specific and sensitive analysis to reveal and monitor the wide variety of chemical contaminants polluting all environment compartments, feed, and food is urgently required because of the increasing attention devoted to the environment and health protection. Our research group has been involved in monitoring the presence and distribution of agrochemicals by monitoring beehives distributed throughout the area studied. Honeybees have been used both as biosensors, because the pesticides affect their viability, and as "contaminant collectors" for all environmental pollutants. We focused our research on the development of analytical procedures able to reveal and quantify pesticides in different samples but with a special attention to the complex honeybee matrix. Specific extraction and purification procedures have been developed and some are still under optimization. The analytes of interest were determined by gas or liquid chromatographic methods and by compound-specific or group-specific immunoassays in the ELISA format, the analytical performance of which was improved by introducing luminescence detection. The range of chemiluminescent immunoassays developed was extended to include the determination of completely different pollutants, for example explosives, volatile organic compounds (including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes), and components of plastics, for example bisphenol A. An easier and portable format, a lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) was added to the ELISA format to increase application flexibility in these assays. Aspects of the novelty, the specific characteristics, the analytical performance, and possible future development of the different chromatographic and immunological methods are described and discussed. PMID:23064670

  15. Tested Demonstrations.

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    Gilbert, George L., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    Presented are three demonstrations for chemical education. The activities include: (1) demonstration of vapor pressure; (2) a multicolored luminol-based chemiluminescence demonstration; and (3) a Charles's Law/Vapor pressure apparatus. (RH)

  16. Comparison of two methods for selegiline determination: A flow-injection chemiluminescence method using cadmium sulfide quantum dots and corona discharge ion mobility spectrometry.

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    Khataee, Alireza; Lotfi, Roya; Hasanzadeh, Aliyeh; Iranifam, Mortaza; Zarei, Mahmoud; Joo, Sang Woo

    2016-01-15

    Two analytical approaches including chemiluminescence (CL) and corona discharge ionization ion mobility spectrometry (CD-IMS) were developed for sensitive determination of selegiline (SG). We found that the CL intensity of the KMnO4-Na2S2O3 CL system was significantly enhanced in the presence of l-cysteine capped CdS quantum dots (QDs). A possible CL mechanism for this CL reaction is proposed. In the presence of SG, the enhanced CL system was inhibited. Based on this inhibition, a simple and sensitive flow-injection CL method was proposed for the determination of SG. Under optimum experimental conditions, the decreased CL intensity was proportional to SG concentration in the range of 0.01 to 30.0mgL(-1). The detection limit (3?) was 0.004mgL(-1). Also, SG was determined using CD-IMS, and under optimum conditions of CD-IMS, calibration curves were linear in the range of 0.15 to 42.0mgL(-1), with a detection limit (3?) of 0.03mgL(-1). The precision of the two methods was calculated by analyzing samples containing 5.0mgL(-1) of SG (n=11). The relative standard deviations (RSDs%) of the flow-injection CL and CD-IMS methods are 2.17% and 3.83%, respectively. The proposed CL system exhibits a higher sensitivity and precision than the CD-IMS method for the determination of SG. PMID:26318702

  17. Antioxidant potential of curcumin-related compounds studied by chemiluminescence kinetics, chain-breaking efficiencies, scavenging activity (ORAC) and DFT calculations

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    Slavova-Kazakova, Adriana K; Angelova, Silvia E; Veprintsev, Timur L; Denev, Petko; Fabbri, Davide; Dettori, Maria Antonietta; Kratchanova, Maria; Naumov, Vladimir V; Trofimov, Aleksei V; Vasil’ev, Rostislav F

    2015-01-01

    Summary This study compares the ability to scavenge different peroxyl radicals and to act as chain-breaking antioxidants of monomers related to curcumin (1): dehydrozingerone (2), zingerone (3), (2Z,5E)-ethyl 2-hydroxy-6-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxohexa-2,5-dienoate (4), ferulic acid (5) and their corresponding C 2-symmetric dimers 6–9. Four models were applied: model 1 – chemiluminescence (CL) of a hydrocarbon substrate used for determination of the rate constants (k A) of the reactions of the antioxidants with peroxyl radicals; model 2 – lipid autoxidation (lipidAO) used for assessing the chain-breaking antioxidant efficiency and reactivity; model 3 – oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), which yields the activity against peroxyl radicals generated by an azoinitiator; model 4 – density functional theory (DFT) calculations at UB3LYP/6-31+G(d,p) level, applied to explain the structure–activity relationship. Dimers showed 2–2.5-fold higher values of k A than their monomers. Model 2 gives information about the effects of the side chains and revealed much higher antioxidant activity for monomers and dimers with ?,?-unsaturated side chains. Curcumin and 6 in fact are dimers of the same monomer 2. We conclude that the type of linkage between the two “halves” by which the molecule is made up does not exert influence on the antioxidant efficiency and reactivity of these two dimers. The dimers and the monomers demonstrated higher activity than Trolox (10) in aqueous medium (model 3). A comparison of the studied compounds with DL-?-tocopherol (11), Trolox and curcumin is made. All dimers are characterized through lower bond dissociation enthalpies (BDEs) than their monomers (model 4), which qualitatively supports the experimental results. PMID:26425195

  18. Rapid, quantitative determination of bacteria in water. [adenosine triphosphate

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    Chappelle, E. W.; Picciolo, G. L.; Thomas, R. R.; Jeffers, E. L.; Deming, J. W. (inventors)

    1978-01-01

    A bioluminescent assay for ATP in water borne bacteria is made by adding nitric acid to a water sample with concentrated bacteria to rupture the bacterial cells. The sample is diluted with sterile, deionized water, then mixed with a luciferase-luciferin mixture and the resulting light output of the bioluminescent reaction is measured and correlated with bacteria present. A standard and a blank also are presented so that the light output can be correlated to bacteria in the sample and system noise can be substracted from the readings. A chemiluminescent assay for iron porphyrins in water borne bacteria is made by adding luminol reagent to a water sample with concentrated bacteria and measuring the resulting light output of the chemiluminescent reaction.

  19. Solid-state chemiluminescence assay for ultrasensitive detection of antimony using on-vial immobilization of CdSe quantum dots combined with liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction.

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    Costas-Mora, Isabel; Romero, Vanesa; Lavilla, Isela; Bendicho, Carlos

    2013-07-25

    On-vial immobilized CdSe quantum dots (QDs) are applied for the first time as chemiluminescent probes for the detection of trace metal ions. Among 17 metal ions tested, inhibition of the chemiluminescence when CdSe QDs are oxidized by H2O2 was observed for Sb, Se and Cu. Liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction was implemented in order to improve the selectivity and sensitivity of the chemiluminescent assay. Factors influencing both the CdSe QDs/H2O2 chemiluminescent system and microextraction process were optimized for ultrasensitive detection of Sb(III) and total Sb. In order to investigate the mechanism by which Sb ions inhibit the chemiluminescence of the CdSe QDs/H2O2 system, atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis absorption and fluorescence measurements were performed. The selection of the appropriate CdSe QDs capping ligand was found to be a critical issue. Immobilization of QDs caused the chemiluminescence signal to be enhanced by a factor of 100 as compared to experiments carried out with QDs dispersed in the bulk aqueous phase. Under optimized conditions, the detection limit was 6 ng L(-1) Sb and the repeatability expressed as relative standard deviation (N=7) was about 1.3%. An enrichment factor of 95 was achieved within only 3 min of microextraction. Several water samples including drinking, spring, and river waters were analyzed. The proposed method was validated against CRM NWTM-27.2 fortified lake water, and a recovery study was performed with different types of water samples. Sb recoveries ranged from 94 to 105%. A fast, miniaturized and relatively inexpensive assay for selective and sensitive detection of Sb(III) and total Sb in waters is accomplished. PMID:23845489

  20. Single-layer graphene as a stable and transparent electrode for nonaqueous radical annihilation electrogenerated chemiluminescence.

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    Cristarella, Teresa C; Chinderle, Adam J; Hui, Jingshu; Rodríguez-López, Joaquín

    2015-04-01

    We explored the use of single-layer graphene (SLG) obtained by chemical vapor deposition, and transferred to a glass substrate, as a transparent electrode material for use in coupled electrochemical and spectroscopic experiments in nonaqueous media through electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL). SLG was used with classical ECL luminophores, rubrene and 9,10-diphenylanthracene, in an inert environment to generate stable electrochemical responses and measure light emission through it. As an electrode material, SLG displayed excellent stability during electrochemical potential stepping and voltammetry in a window that spanned at least from ca. -2.4 to +1.8 V versus SCE in acetonitrile and acetonitrile/benzene. Although the peak splitting between forward and reverse sweeps in voltammetry was larger in comparison to metal electrodes due to in-plane resistance, SLG displayed sufficiently facile electron transfer properties to yield stable voltammetric cycling and ECL. SLG electrodes patterned with poly tetrafluoroethylene permitted the stable generation of radical ions on an SLG microelectrode to be studied through scanning electrochemical microscopy in the generation/collection mode. SLG was able to stably collect radical ions produced by a 50 ?m gold tip with up to 96% collection efficiency. The transparency of graphene was used to obtain accurate spectral responses in ECL. While inner filter effects are known to cause a shift in peak emission wavelength of spectroelectrochemical studies, the use of SLG electrodes with detection through the graphene window reduced apparent peak shifts by up to 10 nm in peak wavelength. This work introduces SLG as a virtually transparent, electrochemically active, and chemically stable platform for studying ECL in the radical annihilation mode, where large electrode polarizations could compromise the chemical stability of other existing transparent electrodes. PMID:25780938

  1. Determination of manganese- and manganese-containing fungicides with lucigenin-Tween-20-enhanced chemiluminescence detection.

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    Yaqoob, Mohammad; Asghar, Mohammad; Nabi, Abdul

    2015-11-01

    A flow-injection (FI) method is reported for the determination of Mn(II), maneb and mancozeb fungicides based on the catalytic effect of Mn(II) on the oxidation of lucigenin and dissolved oxygen in a basic solution. The Tween-20 surfactant has been reported for first time to enhance lucigenin chemiluminescence (CL) intensity in the presence of Mn(II) (53%) and maneb and mancozeb (89%). The calibration graphs were linear in the concentration range of 0.001-1.5 mg L(-1) (R(2) = 0.9982 (n = 11) with a limit of detection (S/N = 3) of 0.1 µg L(-1) for Mn(II) and 0.01-3.0 mg L(-1) [R(2) = 0.9989 and R(2) = 0.9992 (n = 6)] with a limit of detection (S/N =3) of 1.0 µg L(-1) for maneb and mancozeb respectively. Injection throughputs of 90 and 120 h(-1) for Mn(II) and maneb and mancozeb respectively, and relative standard deviations of 1.0-3.4% were obtained in the concentration range studied. The experimental variables, e.g., reagents concentrations, flow rates, sample volume, and photomultiplier tube voltage, were optimized and potential interferences were investigated. The analysis of Mn(II) in river water reference materials (SLRS-4 and SLRS-5) showed good agreement with the certified values incorporating an on-line 8-hydroxyquinoline chelating column in the manifold for removing interfering metal ions. Recoveries for maneb and mancozeb were in the range of 92 ± 5 to 104 ± 3% and 91 ± 2 to 100 ± 4% (n = 3) respectively. The effect of 30 other pesticides (fungicides, herbicides and insecticides) was also examined in the lucigenin-Tween-20 CL system. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25640332

  2. Negative Interference by Rheumatoid Factor of Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassays

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    Xie, Liangcai; Yang, Decai; Liu, Xuezheng; Zhang, Jiajun; Li, Yirong; Yi, Cunjian

    2014-01-01

    Background The chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) is widely used for the quantitative determination of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in human ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid plasma. Rheumatoid factor (RF) is usually thought to result in a positive interference in immunoassays, but it is not clear whether its presence in plasma can lead to interferences in the CMIA of BNP. Methods The estimation of BNP recovery was carried out by diluting high-concentration BNP samples with RF-positive or RF-negative plasma at a ratio of 1?9. The diluted samples were then tested using the ARCHITECT i2000 System and ARCHITECT BNP Reagent Kits and the recovery was then calculated. Results When the RF level ranged from 48 to 1420 IU/mL, the average recovery of BNP was 79.29% and 91.61% in the RF-positive and RF-negative plasma samples, respectively, and was thus significantly lower in the group of RF-positive plasma samples than in the group of RF-negative plasma samples. At a dilution of 1?16, the measured BNP level increased by >36% in six of the seven RF-positive plasma samples. The recovery of BNP increased significantly in the RF-positive plasma samples after pretreatment with IgG-sensitive latex particles. In addition, The BNP recovery was not significantly related to the plasma RF at concentrations ranging from 48 to 2720 IU/mL. Conclusions Measurement of BNP by CMIA is susceptible to interference from RF leading to predominantly (but not exclusively) lower results. Pretreatment of samples with blocking reagents is advisable prior to the initiation of denying patient's necessary treatment. PMID:25144685

  3. Screening for immunomodulators: Effects of xenobiotics on macrophage chemiluminescence in vitro

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    Tam, P.E.; Hinsdill, R.D. )

    1990-04-01

    Macrophage chemiluminescence (CL) was evaluated as a primary screening assay by assessing the modulatory activity of 17 different chemicals. The chemicals were either known immunomodulatory drugs or environmental toxicants with reported immunomodulatory activity. Elicited mouse peritoneal macrophages were exposed to the chemicals in vitro, and CL was measured in response to an opsonized yeast stimulus. Ten chemicals (hydrocortisone, dextran sulfate, di-n-octyltin dichloride, dimethyltin dichloride, azathioprine, lambda carrageenan (l-carrageenan), lead, N-propyl gallate, gallic acid, and indomethacin) were identified as effective modulators of CL. The polyanions dextran sulfate and l-carrageenan either suppressed or enhanced CL, depending on the experimental conditions, while the remaining modulators were inhibitory. A series of secondary assays was used to verify this modulatory activity and to explore different mechanisms of action. Each effective modulator altered only a few specific components of the more complex CL response, and the following general mechanisms were apparent. At least 2 chemicals showed distinct antioxidant activity and thus probably did not alter functional aspects of macrophage CL. Chemicals which blocked Fc receptor function delayed the peak CL of macrophages stimulated by opsonized yeast. Nine of the 10 modulators inhibited hydrogen peroxide release, but only 3 inhibited the release of superoxide. Finally, some effective modulators were chemicals known to interact with cell membranes or specific membrane receptors, and these were able to directly induce a CL response without the addition of opsonized yeast as a stimulus. Thus, macrophage CL was a simple, quantitative, yet sensitive immunotoxicologic screening assay capable of identifying many known immunomodulatory drugs.

  4. A gas-phase chemiluminescence-based analyzer for waterborne arsenic

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    Idowu, A.D.; Dasgupta, P.K.; Genfa, Z.; Toda, K.; Garbarino, J.R.

    2006-01-01

    We show a practical sequential injection/zone fluidics-based analyzer that measures waterborne arsenic. The approach is capable of differentiating between inorganic As(III) and As(V). The principle is based on generating AsH 3 from the sample in a confined chamber by borohydride reduction at controlled pH, sparging the chamber to drive the AsH3 to a small reflective cell located atop a photomultiplier tube, allowing it to react with ozone generated from ambient air, and measuring the intense chemiluminescence that results. Arsine generation and removal from solution results in isolation from the sample matrix, avoiding the pitfalls encountered in some solution-based analysis techniques. The differential determination of As(III) and As(V) is based on the different pH dependence of the reducibility of these species to AsH3. At pH ???1, both As(III) and As(V) are quantitatively converted to arsine in the presence of NaBH4. At a pH of 4-5, only As(III) is converted to arsine. In the present form, the limit of detection (S/N = 3) is 0.05 ??g/L As at pH ???1 and 0.09 ??g/L As(III) at pH ???4-5 for a 3-mL sample. The analyzer is intrinsically automated and requires 4 min per determination. It is also possible to determine As(III) first at pH 4.5 and then determine the remaining As in a sequential manner; this requires 6 min. There are no significant practical interferences. A new borohydride solution formulation permits month-long reagent stability. ?? 2006 American Chemical Society.

  5. A highly sensitive NADH sensor based on a mycelium-like nanocomposite using graphene oxide and multi-walled carbon nanotubes to co-immobilize poly(luminol) and poly(neutral red) hybrid films.

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    Chiang Lin, Kuo; Yu Lai, Szu; Ming Chen, Shen

    2014-08-21

    Hybridization of poly(luminol) (PLM) and poly(neutral red) (PNR) has been successfully performed and further enhanced by a conductive and steric hybrid nanotemplate using graphene oxide (GO) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The morphology of the PLM-PNR-MWCNT-GO mycelium-like nanocomposite is studied by SEM and AFM and it is found to be electroactive, pH-dependent, and stable in the electrochemical system. It shows electrocatalytic activity towards NADH with a high current response and low overpotential. Using amperometry, it has been shown to have a high sensitivity of 288.9 ?A mM(-1) cm(-2) to NADH (Eapp. = +0.1 V). Linearity is estimated in a concentration range of 1.33 × 10(-8) to 1.95 × 10(-4) M with a detection limit of 1.33 × 10(-8) M (S/N = 3). Particularly, it also shows another linear range of 2.08 × 10(-4) to 5.81 × 10(-4) M with a sensitivity of 151.3 ?A mM(-1) cm(-2). The hybridization and activity of PLM and PNR can be effectively enhanced by MWCNTs and GO, resulting in an active hybrid nanocomposite for determination of NADH. PMID:24922539

  6. Determination of the total polyphenolic content in Cirsium palustre (L.) leaves extracts with manganese(IV) chemiluminescence detection.

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    Malejko, Julita; Nalewajko-Sieliwoniuk, Edyta; Nazaruk, Jolanta; Sini?o, Joanna; Koj?o, Anatol

    2014-01-01

    It was found that weak chemiluminescence of manganese(IV)-hexametaphosphate-formaldehyde system was greatly enhanced by plant polyphenolic compounds. Based on this finding, a new flow injection chemiluminescence method (FI-CL) was developed for the determination of the total content of polyphenols in plant extracts. The calibration graph obtained for standard solutions of 6-hydroxyluteolin 7-O-glucoside (6OHLG) was linear in the range 0.001-0.8 ?g mL(-1). The method was simple, rapid (203 samples h(-1)) and sensitive with a detection limit of 0.25 ng mL(-1). The FI-CL method was successfully applied to the determination of the total polyphenols content (as 6OHLG equivalents) in methanolic, ethyl acetate and aqueous extracts from leaves of Cirsium palustre (L.). Two types of solvent extraction methods (reflux and ultrasound assisted extraction) were used and compared in terms of extraction efficiency. A positive, significant linear correlation between the results obtained by FI-CL method and spectrophotometric methods was observed. PMID:24444920

  7. PIV, high-speed PLIF and chemiluminescence imaging for near-spark-plug investigations in IC engines

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    Fajardo, C. M.; Smith, J. D.; Sick, V.

    2006-07-01

    Measurements of the local flow and mixture condition near the spark plug of internal combustion engines are important to characterize their influence on ignition and combustion performance. This is especially true for direct-injection engines where limited time is available for mixture formation and optimum stratification of the fuel/air mixture to achieve best performance. Transient processes need to be visualized in an optically challenging environment. The application of digital Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) for flow field measurements along with crank angle-resolved planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) and chemiluminescence imaging is discussed in the context of investigations of a highly stratified sprayguided direct-injection engine. Flow fields were captured in a firing optical single-cylinder engine to study the interaction of the fast spray and the underlying in-cylinder tumble flow. The impingement of the fuel spray on the spark plug electrodes and subsequent dispersion of the fuel cloud was filmed at a rate of 12kHz with a new PLIF technique using a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser. Subsequent flame development and combustion progress could be followed via high-speed imaging of OH* chemiluminescence. This approach was also combined with double- pulse PLIF imaging of fuel distributions.

  8. Determination of antimony in environment samples by gas phase chemiluminescence detection following flow injection hydride generation and cryotrapping.

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    Ye, Yousheng; Sang, Jianchi; Ma, Hongbing; Tao, Guanhong

    2010-06-15

    A novel method for the determination of antimony in environmental samples was developed with gas phase chemiluminescence detection following flow injection hydride generation and cryotrapping. The stibine, generated from samples by borohydride reduction of antimony using flow injection technique, was separated by using a new gas-liquid separator, dried with an ice-salt cryogenic bath and concentrated in a glass U-tube immersed in liquid nitrogen. Re-vaporization of stibine based on its boiling point was achieved by allowing the tube to warm at room temperature. A gas phase chemiluminescence signal was produced during the ozonation of the hydride in a reflective chamber. Under optimal conditions, the proposed method was characterized by a wide linear calibration range from 1.0microgL(-1) to 10.0mgL(-1) with a detection limit of 0.18microgL(-1) (n=11). The relative standard deviation for 10.0microgL(-1) antimony was 3.56% (n=11) and the sampling rate was 15 samples h(-1). Blank signal was reduced by the purification of reagents and the interference from transition metal ions was eliminated by the addition of L-cysteine into samples. The method was applied to the determination of antimony in environmental samples with satisfactory results. PMID:20441930

  9. The Anopheles punctulatus complex: DNA probes for identifying the Australian species using isotopic, chromogenic, and chemiluminescence detection systems

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    Cooper, L.; Cooper, R.D.; Burkot, T.R. )

    1991-07-01

    Isotopic and enzyme-labeled species-specific DNA probes were made for the three known members of the Anopheles punctulatus complex of mosquitoes in Australia (Anopheles farauti Nos. 1, 2, and 3). Species-specific probes were selected by screening total genomic libraries made from the DNA of individual species with 32P-labeled DNA of homologous and heterologous mosquito species. The 32P-labeled probes for A. farauti Nos. 1 and 2 can detect less than 0.2 ng of DNA while the 32P-labeled probe for A. farauti No. 3 has a sensitivity of 1.25 ng of DNA. Probes were then enzyme labeled for chromogenic and chemiluminescence detection and compared to isotopic detection using 32P-labeled probes. Sequences of the probe repeat regions are presented. Species identifications can be made from dot blots or squashes of freshly killed mosquitoes or mosquitoes stored frozen, dried, and held at room temperature or fixed in isopropanol or ethanol with isotopic, chromogenic, or chemiluminescence detection systems. The use of nonisotopic detection systems will enable laboratories with minimal facilities to identify important regional vectors.

  10. Allergic Reactions

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    ... allergic reaction is actually a result of a chain reaction that begins in your genes and is expressed ... Tips • Allergy symptoms are the result of a chain reaction that starts in your immune system. • If you ...

  11. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence from heteroleptic iridium(III) complexes with multicolor emission.

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    Zhou, Yuyang; Gao, Hongfang; Wang, Xiaomei; Qi, Honglan

    2015-02-16

    Electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) with different emission colors is important in the development of multichannel analytical techniques. In this report, five new heteroleptic iridium(III) complexes were synthesized, and their photophysical, electrochemical, and ECL properties were studied. Here, 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)pyridine (dfppy, complex 1), 2-phenylbenzo[d]thiazole (bt, complex 2), and 2-phenylpyridine (ppy, complex 3) were used as the main ligands to tune the emission color, while avobenzone (avo) was used as the ancillary ligand. For comparison, complexes 4 and 5 with 2-phenylpyridine and 2-phenylbenzo[d]thiazole as the main ligand, respectively, and acetyl acetone (acac) as the ancillary ligand were also synthesized. All five iridium(III) complexes had strong intraligand absorption bands (?–?*) in the UV region (below 350 nm) and a featureless MLCT (d??*) transition in the visible 400–500 nm range. Multicolored emissions were observed for these five iridium(III) complexes, including green, orange, and red for complexes 4, 5, 2, 1, 3, respectively. Density functional theory calculations indicate that the electronic density of the highest occupied molecular orbital is entirely located on the C^N ligands and the iridium atom, while the formation of the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) is complicated. The LUMO is mainly assigned to the ancillary ligand for complexes 1 and 3 but to the C^N ligand for complexes 2, 4, and 5. Cyclic voltammetry studies showed that all these complexes have a reversible oxidation wave, but no reduction waves were found in the electrochemical windows of CH2Cl2. The E1/2(ox) values of these complexes ranged from 0.642 to 0.978 V for complexes 3, 4, 2, 5, 1, (in increasing order) and are all lower than that of Ru(bpy)3(2+). Most importantly, when using tripropylamine as a coreactant, complexes 1–5 exhibited intense ECL signals with an emission wavelength centered at 616, 580, 663, 536, and 569 nm, respectively. In addition, complexes 1, 2, and 5 displayed approximately 2, 11, and 214 times higher ECL efficiencies than Ru(bpy)3(2+) under identical conditions. PMID:25584991

  12. Chemiluminescent aptasensor for chloramphenicol based on N-(4-aminobutyl)-N-ethylisoluminol-functionalized flower-like gold nanostructures and magnetic nanoparticles.

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    Hao, Liling; Duan, Nuo; Wu, Shijia; Xu, Baocai; Wang, Zhouping

    2015-10-01

    A novel chemiluminescent aptasensor for the highly sensitive detection of chloramphenicol (CAP) in milk was successfully developed using biotinylated CAP aptamer-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as capture probes and thiolated hybridized complementary strand-modified N-(4-aminobutyl)-N-ethylisoluminol (ABEI)-functionalized flower-like gold nanostructures (AuNFs) as signal probes. P-iodophenol (PIP) was also added to form an ABEI-H2O2-PIP steady-state chemiluminescence (CL) system. Based on a competitive format, the CL intensity was negatively correlated with the concentration of CAP in the range of 0.01-0.20 ng/mL and the detection limit was 0.01 ng/mL in buffer and 1 ng/mL in milk. The proposed method was successfully applied to measure CAP in milk samples and compared to a commercial ELISA method. The high sensitivity of AuNFs, excellent selectivity and stability of aptamers, and good overall stability of the chemiluminescent bioassay with magnetic separation make them a promising approach for the detection of small molecular illegal additives. Additionally, the high sensitivity, easy operation, and good reproducibility exhibited by the stable chemiluminescent bioassay demonstrate its applicability for the trace detection of CAP in applications, such as animal husbandry. PMID:26297462

  13. Application of horse-radish peroxidase linked chemiluminescence to determine the production mechanism of Shiga-like toxins by E. coli O157:H7

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    A sandwiched immunoassay consisting of toxin capture by immunomagnetic beads (IMB) and toxin detection by horseradish peroxidase (HRP) linked chemiluminescence was used to follow the production of Shiga-like toxins (SLT) by E. coli O157:H7. The intensity of luminescence generated by the oxidation o...

  14. Fluorine-Induced Chemiluminescence Detection of Biologically Methylated Tellurium, Selenium, and Sulfur Compounds and Methyldithiocarbhydrazide as a Formaldehyde Derivatization Reagent

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    Chasteen, Thomas Girard

    1990-01-01

    The first part of this dissertation describes capillary chromatography coupled to a fluorine-induced chemiluminescence detector as a sensitive method by which biologically methylated metalloids can be determined in the presence of high concentrations of potentially interfering molecules. With a wide linear range and excellent sensitivity, this method was applied to the detection of dimethyl selenide (DMSe), dimethyl diselenide (DMDSe), and dimethyl telluride (DMTe), often found in biological environments in the presence of interfering methylated sulfur gases, such as methanethiol, dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide, and dimethyl trisulfide. Detection limits for DMSe, DMDSe, and DMTe were 30, 9, and 7 picograms, respectively. This DMTe detection limit is the lowest reported to date for a volatile tellurium gas. A variety of selenium-resistant bacteria emitted mixtures of methylated sulfur/selenium gases when dosed with inorganic selenium salts in the presence of sulfur containing growth media. One of the gases detected was dimethyl selenenyl sulfide, CH_3SeSCH _3, reported here for the first time in headspace above microorganisms. In addition, this detector responded to reduced phosphorus compounds such as phosphine. The detection limit for this compound was 2.8 picograms. Detection limits for alkylated phosphines trimethyl and triethyl phosphine were 0.5 and 17 picograms respectively, based on the relative response of these compounds compared to dimethyl sulfide. This method can be used for the simultaneous determination of methylated sulfur, selenium, tellurium compounds found in biological systems. Part II of this dissertation describes work with methyldithiocarbhydrazide, a compound that has been synthesized for use as a derivatization reagent to capture formaldehyde in the gas phase. Chosen for its ability to react in a manner similar to 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, this molecule was selected based on two structural characteristics: a hydrazine tag to react with and thereby capture carbonyls and a methyl sulfide group to allow for sensitive detection by fluorine-induced chemiluminescence. Although in the final analysis methyldithiocarbohydrazide failed as a successful means by which formaldehyde can be determined using gas chromatography in conjunction with fluorine-induced chemiluminescence, it did successfully derivatize formaldehyde in both solution and the gas phase without the need for low pH conditions.

  15. On the effect of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane on the singlet-oxygen dimol emission: chemical generation of 1O2)2 in peroxide reactions.

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    Kazakov, Dmitri V; Kazakov, Valeri P; Maistrenko, Gulchekhra Ya; Mal'zev, Dmitri V; Schmidt, Reinhard

    2007-05-24

    The acetone-catalyzed decomposition of monoperoxysulfate ions, the molybdate ion-induced decay of hydrogen peroxide, and the reactions of N-chlorosuccinimide or N-bromosuccinimide with hydrogen peroxide and of dimethyldioxirane with tertiary amines as well as the thermal decomposition of 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene endoperoxide lead to the chemiluminescence of singlet-oxygen dimol species (1O2)2 emitting at 634 and 703 nm. In contrast to the expected enhancement of (1O2)2 chemiluminescence upon addition of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) [Deneke, C.F.; Krinsky, N. I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1976, 98, 3041. Di Mascio, P.; Sies, H. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1989, 111, 2909.], quenching has been observed. Our data show that enhancement of singlet-oxygen dimol chemiluminescence is not a general phenomenon and, consequently, DABCO is not a reliable chemiluminescent probe for the presence of (1O2)2 in chemical and biochemical systems. PMID:17455924

  16. A novel "dual-potential" electrochemiluminescence aptasensor array using CdS quantum dots and luminol-gold nanoparticles as labels for simultaneous detection of malachite green and chloramphenicol.

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    Feng, Xiaobin; Gan, Ning; Zhang, Huairong; Yan, Qing; Li, Tianhua; Cao, Yuting; Hu, Futao; Yu, Hongwei; Jiang, Qianli

    2015-12-15

    A novel type of "dual-potential" electrochemiluminescence (ECL) aptasensor array was fabricated on a homemade screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE) for simultaneous detection of malachite green (MG) and chloramphenicol (CAP) in one single assay. The SPCE substrate consisted of a common Ag/AgCl reference electrode, carbon counter electrode and two carbon working electrodes (WE1 and WE2). In the system, CdS quantum dots (QDs) were modified on WE1 as cathode ECL emitters and luminol-gold nanoparticles (L-Au NPs) were modified on WE2 as anode ECL emitters. Then the MG aptamer complementary strand (MG cDNA) and CAP aptamer complementary strand (CAP cDNA) were attached on CdS QDs and L-Au NPs, respectively. The cDNA would hybridize with corresponding aptamer that was respectively tagged with cyanine dye (Cy5) (as quenchers of CdS QDs) and chlorogenic acid (CA) (as quenchers of l-Au NPs) using poly(ethylenimine) (PEI) as a bridging agent. PEI could lead to a large number of quenchers on the aptamer, which increased the quenching efficiency. Upon MG and CAP adding, the targets could induce strand release due to the highly affinity of analytes toward aptamers. Meanwhile, it could release the Cy5 and CA, which recovered cathode ECL of CdS QDs and anode ECL of L-Au NPs simultaneously. This "dual-potential" ECL strategy could be used to detect MG and CAP with the linear ranges of 0.1-100 nM and 0.2-150 nM, with detection limits of 0.03 nM and 0.07 nM (at 3sB), respectively. More importantly, this designed method was successfully applied to determine MG and CAP in real fish samples and held great potential in the food analysis. PMID:26190470

  17. Measurements in international units of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen(anti-HBs) after immunization with a yeast-derived, subtype adr hepatitis B vaccine are considerably different between chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) and chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA).

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    Ogata, Norio

    2006-04-01

    The worldwide consensus of the minimum protective anti-HBs level against HBV infection is 10 mIU/mL on assays standardized by the World Health Organization (WHO) reference preparations. To investigate whether this value could be applied to recipients of yeast-derived recombinant HB vaccine containing the major surface protein of subtype adr (Bimmugen, Astellas Pharmaceutical, Tokyo), we compared anti-HBs measurements between chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) (Architect Ausab, Abbott Japan, Tokyo) and chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) (Lumipulse Forte, Fujirebio, Tokyo) in given serum samples obtained from the vaccinees. The vaccine and the two assay methods are currently in a wide use in Japan. The study included 300 medical students who completed a standard vaccination course (0, 1 and 6 months). Serum samples obtained 1 month or 13 months after completing the vaccination were simultaneously tested for anti-HBs by CLIA and CLEIA. In 147 samples with quantifiable values on both CLIA and CLEIA (10 to 1000 mIU/mL) the geometric mean titer on CLEIA (225.0 mIU/mL) was significantly higher than that on CLIA (94.5 mIU/mL) (p < 0.0001). Of 26 subjects with CLIA measurements below 10 mIU/mL, 15 samples (57.7%) showed CLEIA measurements more than 10 mIU/mL. Thus, in the subtype adr-vaccinees CLEIA demonstrated considerably high serum anti-HBs measurements compared to CLIA and discordance in determining critical anti-HBs level of 10 mIU/mL was observed in more than half the samples. This suggests that the minimum HBV-protective anti HBs titer of 10 mIU/mL is difficult to be introduced to Japan where subtype adr-HB vaccines or -HBV infection are prevalent, unless characteristics of assay methods are carefully evaluated. PMID:16722452

  18. The oxidative burst reaction in mammalian cells depends on gravity

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    2013-01-01

    Gravity has been a constant force throughout the Earth’s evolutionary history. Thus, one of the fundamental biological questions is if and how complex cellular and molecular functions of life on Earth require gravity. In this study, we investigated the influence of gravity on the oxidative burst reaction in macrophages, one of the key elements in innate immune response and cellular signaling. An important step is the production of superoxide by the NADPH oxidase, which is rapidly converted to H2O2 by spontaneous and enzymatic dismutation. The phagozytosis-mediated oxidative burst under altered gravity conditions was studied in NR8383 rat alveolar macrophages by means of a luminol assay. Ground-based experiments in “functional weightlessness” were performed using a 2 D clinostat combined with a photomultiplier (PMT clinostat). The same technical set-up was used during the 13th DLR and 51st ESA parabolic flight campaign. Furthermore, hypergravity conditions were provided by using the Multi-Sample Incubation Centrifuge (MuSIC) and the Short Arm Human Centrifuge (SAHC). The results demonstrate that release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during the oxidative burst reaction depends greatly on gravity conditions. ROS release is 1.) reduced in microgravity, 2.) enhanced in hypergravity and 3.) responds rapidly and reversible to altered gravity within seconds. We substantiated the effect of altered gravity on oxidative burst reaction in two independent experimental systems, parabolic flights and 2D clinostat / centrifuge experiments. Furthermore, the results obtained in simulated microgravity (2D clinorotation experiments) were proven by experiments in real microgravity as in both cases a pronounced reduction in ROS was observed. Our experiments indicate that gravity-sensitive steps are located both in the initial activation pathways and in the final oxidative burst reaction itself, which could be explained by the role of cytoskeletal dynamics in the assembly and function of the NADPH oxidase complex. PMID:24359439

  19. Anal. Chem. 1994,66, 303-306 End-Column Chemiluminescence Detector for Capillary

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    and the firefly luciferase bio- luminescence reactions are adapted for use with this type of detectionscheme-amino-2,3-dihydro- 1,4- phthalazinedione)? lucigenin,1°and firefly luciferase,ll have been utilized

  20. Evaluation of a chemiluminescent enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in a nonendemic setting

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    Izquierdo, Luis; Marques, Alexandre Ferreira; Gállego, Montserrat; Sanz, Sílvia; Tebar, Sílvia; Riera, Cristina; Quintó, Llorenç; Aldasoro, Edelweiss; Almeida, Igor C; Gascon, Joaquim

    2013-01-01

    The disappearance of lytic, protective antibodies (Abs) from the serum of patients with Chagas disease is accepted as a reliable indicator of parasitological cure. The efficiency of a chemiluminescent enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based on a purified, trypomastigote-derived glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored mucin antigen for the serologic detection of lytic Abs against Trypanosoma cruzi was evaluated in a nonendemic setting using a panel of 92 positive and 58 negative human sera. The technique proved to be highly sensitive {100%; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 96-100} and specific (98.3%; 95% CI = 90.7-99.7), with a kappa score of 0.99. Therefore, this assay can be used to detect active T. cruzi infection and to monitor trypanosomicidal treatment. PMID:24271047

  1. Interference of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor on the analysis for oxides of nitrogen by chemiluminescence

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    Maahs, H. G.

    1975-01-01

    The interference of small concentrations (less than 4 percent by volume) of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor on the analysis for oxides of nitrogen by chemiluminescence was measured. The sample gas consisted primarily of nitrogen, with less than 100 parts per million concentration of nitric oxide, and with small concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor added. Results obtained under these conditions indicate that although oxygen does not measurably affect the analysis for nitric oxide, the presence of carbon dioxide and water vapor causes the indicated nitric oxide concentration to be too low. An interference factor - defined as the percentage change in indicated nitric oxide concentration (relative to the true nitric oxide concentration) divided by the percent interfering gas present - was determined for carbon dioxide to be -0.60 + or - 0.04 and for water vapor to be -2.1 + or - 0.3.

  2. Enhancement of the Carbon Dots/K2S2O8 Chemiluminescence System Induced by Triethylamine.

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    Zhang, Hui; Zhang, Xiaowei; Dong, Shaojun

    2015-11-17

    Triethylamine (TEA), a common coreactant for electrochemiluminescence (ECL), is first utilized as a coreactant for chemiluminescence (CL). The CL intensity of carbon dots/K2S2O8 could be increased by ?20 times in the presence of TEA. On the basis of this fascinating phenomenon, a room temperature operated senor is constructed for the fast, selective, and sensitive determination of TEA. A wide linear relationship between CL intensity and TEA concentration from 1 ?M to 1000 ?M (R(2) = 0.9995) was found with the detection limit down to 1 ?M. The enhancement mechanism of TEA to this CL system is carefully investigated. Experimental results reveal that the forming of TEA free radical is what indeed induced the enhancement of the CL efficiency of CDs. PMID:26500035

  3. Chemical reactions studied at ultra-low temperature in liquid helium clusters

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    Huisken, Friedrich; Krasnokutski, Serge A.

    2012-11-01

    Low-temperature reaction rates are important ingredients for astrophysical reaction networks modeling the formation of interstellar matter in molecular clouds. Unfortunately, such data is difficult to obtain by experimental means. In an attempt to study low-temperature reactions of astrophysical interest, we have investigated relevant reactions at ultralow temperature in liquid helium droplets. Being prepared by supersonic expansion of helium gas at high pressure through a nozzle into a vacuum, large helium clusters in the form of liquid droplets constitute nano-sized reaction vessels for the study of chemical reactions at ultra-low temperature. If the normal isotope 4He is used, the helium droplets are superfluid and characterized by a constant temperature of 0.37 K. Here we present results obtained for Mg, Al, and Si reacting with O2. Mass spectrometry was employed to characterize the reaction products. As it may be difficult to distinguish between reactions occurring in the helium droplets before they are ionized and ion-molecule reactions taking place after the ionization, additional techniques were applied to ensure that the reactions actually occurred in the helium droplets. This information was provided by measuring the chemiluminescence light emitted by the products, the evaporation of helium atoms by the release of the reaction heat, or by laser-spectroscopic identification of the reactants and products.

  4. Chemical reactions studied at ultra-low temperature in liquid helium clusters

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    Huisken, Friedrich; Krasnokutski, Serge A.

    2012-11-27

    Low-temperature reaction rates are important ingredients for astrophysical reaction networks modeling the formation of interstellar matter in molecular clouds. Unfortunately, such data is difficult to obtain by experimental means. In an attempt to study low-temperature reactions of astrophysical interest, we have investigated relevant reactions at ultralow temperature in liquid helium droplets. Being prepared by supersonic expansion of helium gas at high pressure through a nozzle into a vacuum, large helium clusters in the form of liquid droplets constitute nano-sized reaction vessels for the study of chemical reactions at ultra-low temperature. If the normal isotope {sup 4}He is used, the helium droplets are superfluid and characterized by a constant temperature of 0.37 K. Here we present results obtained for Mg, Al, and Si reacting with O{sub 2}. Mass spectrometry was employed to characterize the reaction products. As it may be difficult to distinguish between reactions occurring in the helium droplets before they are ionized and ion-molecule reactions taking place after the ionization, additional techniques were applied to ensure that the reactions actually occurred in the helium droplets. This information was provided by measuring the chemiluminescence light emitted by the products, the evaporation of helium atoms by the release of the reaction heat, or by laser-spectroscopic identification of the reactants and products.

  5. Low-Temperature Chemiluminescence From cis-1,4-Polybutadiene, 1,2-Polybutadiene, and trans-Polypentenamer at Temperatures Near Ambient

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    Nathan, Richard A.; Mendenhall, G. David; Birts, Michelle A.; Ogle, Craig A.; Golub, Morton A.

    1978-01-01

    The chemiluminescence emission at 25-60 C was measured from films of cis-1,4-polybutadiene, 1,2-polybutadiene, and trans-polypentenamer. The polymers were autoxidized previously in air 100 C, or allowed to react with singlet molecular oxygen in solution, and then cast into films. Values of beta(or k(sub d,((1)O2 yields (3)03)/k(sub r)((1)O2 + polymer yields products)) were determined in benzene for cis-1,4-polybutadiene and cis-1,4-polyisoprene, and for model compounds cis-3-hexene and cis-3-methyl-3-hexene by independent methods. The chemiluminescence emission from irradiated films of the polymers containing a dye sensitizer showed a complicated time dependence, and the results depended on the length of irradiation.

  6. Simultaneous Detection of Forbidden Chemical Residues in Milk Using Dual-Label Time-Resolved Reverse Competitive Chemiluminescent Immunoassay Based on Amine Group Functionalized Surface

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    Jiang, Haiyang; Wen, Kai; Shen, Jianzhong; Cao, Xingyuan

    2014-01-01

    In this study, a sensitive dual-label time-resolved reverse competitive chemiluminescent immunoassay was developed for simultaneous detection of chloramphenicol (CAP) and clenbuterol (CLE) in milk. The strategy was performed based on the distinction of the kinetic characteristics of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in chemiluminesecence (CL) systems and different orders of magnitude in HRP CL value for CAP and ALP CL value for CLE in the chemiluminescent immunoassay. Capture antibodies were covalently bound to the amine group functionalized chemiluminescent microtiter plate (MTP) for efficient binding of detection antibodies for the enzymes labeled CAP (HRP-CAP) and CLE (ALP-CLE). The CL signals were recorded at different time points by the automatic luminometers with significant distinction in the dynamic curves. When we considered the ALP CL value (about 105) of CLE as background for HRP CL signal value (about 107) of CAP, there was no interaction from ALP CL background of CLE and the differentiation of CAP and CLE can be easily achieved. The 50% inhibition concentration (IC50) values of CAP and CLE in milk samples were 0.00501 µg L?1 and 0.0128 µg L?1, with the ranges from 0.0003 µg L?1 to 0.0912 µg L?1 and from 0.00385 µg L?1 to 0.125 µg L?1, respectively. The developed method is more sensitive and of less duration than the commercial ELISA kits, suitable for simultaneous screening of CAP and CLE. PMID:25313517

  7. The polymerase chain reaction for Mycoplasma gallisepticum detection.

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    Kempf, I; Blanchard, A; Gesbert, F; Guittet, M; Bennejean, G

    1993-12-01

    On the basis of the aligned 16S rRNA sequences of Mollicutes, a pair of primers was chosen for the detection of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. When used in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), the primers detected a specific amplification of all Mg strains tested, yielding an expected 330 bp product. Amplification was not detected when other Mollicutes or E. coli were used as PCR templates. SPF chickens were experimentally inoculated with two strains of M. gallisepticum or Mycoplasma iowae. Tracheal swabs were collected 8, 15, 20 and 28 days after inoculation, and cultured for mycoplasma or tested by PCR. PCR products were detected by hybridization with a digoxigenin-labeled probe and by chemiluminescence. The results showed that culture was positive for 49/73 swabs while PCR detected 70/72 positive samples. Thus, PCR can provide the basis of a sensitive, specific, rapid and non-radio-active method for detecting M. gallisepticum. PMID:18671058

  8. The fast C(3P) + CH3OH reaction as an efficient loss process for gas-phase interstellar methanol

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    Shannon, Robin J; Loison, Jean-Christophe; Caubet, Philippe; Balucani, Nadia; Seakins, Paul W; Wakelam, Valentine; Hickson, Kevin M

    2014-01-01

    Rate constants for the C(3P) + CH3OH reaction have been measured in a continuous supersonic flow reactor over the range 50 K to 296 K. C(3P) was created by the in-situ pulsed laser photolysis of CBr4, a multiphoton process which also produced some C(1D), allowing us to investigate simultaneously the low temperature kinetics of the C(1D) + CH3OH reaction. C(1D) atoms were followed by an indirect chemiluminescent tracer method in the presence of excess CH3OH. C(3P) atoms were detected by the same chemiluminescence technique and also by direct vacuum ultra-violet laser induced fluorescence (VUV LIF). Secondary measurements of product H(2S) atom formation have been undertaken allowing absolute H atom yields to be obtained by comparison with a suitable reference reaction. In parallel, statistical calculations have been performed based on ab-initio calculations of the complexes, adducts and transition states (TSs) relevant to the title reaction. By comparison with the experimental H atom yields, the preferred react...

  9. Comparative evaluation of chemiluminescent DNA probe assays and exoantigen tests for rapid identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidioides immitis.

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    Padhye, A A; Smith, G; Standard, P G; McLaughlin, D; Kaufman, L

    1994-01-01

    Chemiluminescent DNA probe (Accuprobe) assays developed by Gen-Probe, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.), for the rapid identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidioides immitis were evaluated and compared with the exoantigen test by using 74 mycelial cultures of B. dermatitidis and 72 mycelial cultures of C. immitis. Seventeen isolates of the dimorphic pathogen Paracoccidioides brasiliensis were included because of their gross morphologic and antigenic relatedness to B. dermatitidis. The heterologous fungi, namely, species of Chrysosporium, which are often confused with B. dermatitidis, and species of Malbranchea, which morphologically resemble C. immitis, were tested. All 74 of the B. dermatitidis mycelial isolates were correctly identified by the Accuprobe assay for B. dermatitidis within 2 h. However, the B. dermatitidis probe cross-hybridized with rRNA extracts of 10 of the 17 P. brasiliensis isolates, misidentifying them as B. dermatitidis. All 72 of the C. immitis isolates were identified correctly with the C. immitis probe. None of the other heterologous fungi belonging to Chrysosporium spp., Malbranchea spp., Onychocola canadensis, and Geotrichum sp. were cross-reactive with the B. dermatitidis and C. immitis probes. The exoantigen tests specifically identified 74 B. dermatitidis, 72 C. immitis, and 17 P. brasiliensis isolates within 48 to 72 h and differentiated the related heterologous fungi from the three dimorphic fungal pathogens. PMID:8027336

  10. Blue Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence from Water-Soluble Iridium Complexes Containing Sulfonated Phenylpyridine or Tetraethylene Glycol Derivatized Triazolylpyridine Ligands.

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    Kerr, Emily; Doeven, Egan H; Barbante, Gregory J; Connell, Timothy U; Donnelly, Paul S; Wilson, David J D; Ashton, Trent D; Pfeffer, Frederick M; Francis, Paul S

    2015-10-12

    Incorporating phenylpyridine- and triazolylpyridine-based ligands decorated with methylsulfonate or tetraethylene glycol (TEG) groups, a series of iridium(III) complexes has been created for green and blue electrogenerated chemiluminescence under analytically useful aqueous conditions, with tri-n-propylamine as a coreactant. The relative electrochemiluminescence (ECL) intensities of the complexes were dependent on the sensitivity of the photodetector over the wavelength range and the pulse time of the applied electrochemical potential. In terms of the integrated area of corrected ECL spectra, with a pulse time of 0.5?s, the intensities of the Ir(III) complexes were between 18 and 102?% that of [Ru(bpy)3 ](2+) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine). However, when the intensities were measured with a typical bialkali photomultiplier tube, the signal of the most effective blue emitter, [Ir(df-ppy)2 (pt-TEG)](+) (df-ppy=2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)pyridine anion, pt-TEG=1-(2-(2-(2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethyl)-4-(2-pyridyl)-1,2,3-triazole), was over 1200?% that of the orange-red emitter [Ru(bpy)3 ](2+) . A combined experimental and theoretical investigation of the electrochemical and spectroscopic properties of the Ir(III) complexes indicated that the greater intensity from [Ir(df-ppy)2 (pt-TEG)](+) relative to those of the other Ir(III) complexes resulted from a combination of many factors, rather than being significantly favored in one area. PMID:26334026

  11. Study of Immobilizing Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots in Selected Polymers for Application in Peroxyoxalate Chemiluminescence Flow Injection Analysis

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    Moore, Christopher S.

    Two batches of CdSe QDs with different sizes were synthesized for immobilizing in polyisoprene (PI), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The combinations of QDs and polymer substrates were evaluated for their analytical fit-for-use in applicable immunoassays. Hydrogen peroxide standards were injected into the flow injection analyzer (FIA) constructed to simulate enzyme-generated hydrogen peroxide reacting with bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate. Linear correlations between hydrogen peroxide and chemiluminescent intensities yielded regression values greater than 0.9750 for hydrogen peroxide concentrations between 1.0 x 10-4 M and 1.0 x 10-1 M. The developed technique's LOD was approximately 10 ppm. Variability of the prepared QD-polymer products was as low as 3.2% throughout all preparations. Stability of the preparations was tested during a 30-day period that displayed up to a four-fold increase in the first 10 days. The preparations were decently robust to the FIA system demonstrating up to a 15.20% intensity loss after twenty repetitive injections.

  12. Nitric acid oxide mixing ratio measurements using a rocket launched chemiluminescent instrument

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    Horvath, Jack J.

    1989-01-01

    A total of 18 rocket launched parachute borne nitric oxide instruments were launched from 1977 to 1985. A very precise instrument for the measurement of the nitric oxide mixing ratio was fabricated. No changes were made in the main body of the instruments, i.e., things associated with the reaction volume. Except for the last 4 launches, however, it did not yield the required absolute values that was hoped for. Two major problems were encountered. First, the wrong choice of the background calibration gas, nitrogen, caused the first 10 data sets to be too low in the absolute mixing ratio by nearly the order of 2 to 5 ppbv. The error was realized, and air was substituted for the bias gas measurement. Second, in the desire to extend the measurement to higher altitudes, the problem of contaminating the inlet flow tube with ozone from the reagent gas was encountered. The ozone valve was opened too early in the flight and this caused the pressure in the reaction volume to exceed the pressure at the flow tube entrance, permitting the ozone to migrate backwards. This problem was restricted to an altitude above 45 km.

  13. Kinetic features of the reaction of silane with chlorine and nitrogen trichloride in rarefied flames

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    Azatyan, V.V.; Markevich, E.A.

    1987-05-01

    A new, branched-chain process has been found, the reaction of silane with nitrogen trichloride. It was established that the rate of reaction of SiH/sub 4/ with NCl/sub 3/ and Cl/sub 2/, the spectral composition, and the intensity of the chemiluminescence of the flame, as well as the dependence of the nature of these quantities on the initial pressure, undergo discontinuous changes when the ratio of the concentrations of the initial reactants is varied within the autoflammability region close to a particular value. Regimes of twofold inflammation of SiH/sub 4/ with Cl/sub 2/ and NCl/sub 3/ in a closed volume have been found: the flame of the two inflammations which follow one another in this regime changes color. This indicates a change in the mechanism of combustion.

  14. Reusable and Dual-Potential Responses Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Biosensor for Synchronously Cytosensing and Dynamic Cell Surface N-Glycan Evaluation.

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    He, Yao; Li, Jinghong; Liu, Yang

    2015-10-01

    A novel reusable and dual-potential responsive electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor was fabricated for synchronous detection of cancer cells and their surface N-glycan. In this strategy, a cancer cell recognized aptamer hybridized with a capture DNA was immobilized on electrochemically reduced MoS2 nanosheets, and Ru(phen)3(2+) as ECL probes was intercalated into the grooves of the double-strand DNA. In the presence of target cells, the capture DNA and Ru(phen)3(2+) were released from the electrode interface owing to the specific interaction between cancer cells and the aptamer. Meanwhile, concanavalin A (Con A), a mannose binding protein, and a conjugated gold nanoparticle modified graphite-C3N4 (Con A@Au-C3N4) was used as a negative ECL nanoprobe and applied for the cell surface N-glycan evaluation owing to the excellent ECL properties of g-C3N4 at negative potential. The cytosensing and cell surface N-glycan evaluation could be simultaneously realized with high sensitivity and excellent selectivity based on the ratio of ECL intensity between the negative potential and positive potential (?ECLn/?ECLp), avoiding the traditional routing cell counting procedures. Moreover, the aptamer modified electrode can be regenerated in the presence of capture DNA solutions for cyclic utilization. As a proof-of-concept, the ECL cytosensor showed excellent performances for the analysis of the MCF-7 cancer cell and its surface N-glycan evaluation in human serum samples. The reusable and dual potential response ECL biosensor endows a feasibility tool for clinical diagnosis and drug screening especially in complex biological systems. PMID:26393525

  15. Effects of mercuric chloride on chemiluminescent response of phagocytes and tissue lysozyme activity in Tilapia, Oreochromis aureus

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    Low, K.W.; Sin, Y.M.

    1995-02-01

    Phagocytosis is an important defense mechanism against foreign pathogenic organisms. The cells involved are phagocytes which are comprised of peripheral blood monocytes (tissue macrophages) and polymorphonuclear (PMN) leucocytes. These cells can be activated by either particulate or soluble stimuli and undergo a respiratory burst from which several reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be formed. The reactive oxygen species and some hydrolases generated in the cells are the major antibacterial agents released during phagocytosis. Chemiluminescence (CL) is emitted, in vitro, from phagocytizing human PMN neutrophils. A similar CL response was also encountered in fish phagocytes. ROS was the causative agent of the CL emitted during in vitro phagocytosis. Phagocytic activity can be monitored by measuring the CL response of the phagocytes. Lysozyme is one of the potent hydrolases which are involved in the destruction of pathogens during phagocytosis. In fish, it was found predominantly in haematopoietic tissues, PMN leucocytes and moncytes. This enzyme has been shown to have antibacterial activity against several pathogens in fish. A combined oxidative and hydrolytic attack upon the engulfed pathogens allow phagocytes to kill infectious agents effectively. However, severe suppression or enhancement of these two functions caused by some exogenous factors may be detrimental to the host tissues. It has been reported that inorganic mercury could inhibit, in vitro, the respiratory burst and the microbicidal activities of human PMN leucocytes. It was also reported that increased in vitro release of lysozyme was found in mercury-treated human PMN leucocytes. However, such work has not been reported in fish. The aim of this research was to examine whether mercury could exert similar effects on the CL response in phagocytes and tissue lysozyme activity in fish after they were exposed to different concentrations of mercuric chloride over a period of 3 wks. 17 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  16. Determination of total sulfur compounds and benzothiazole in asphalt fume samples by gas chromatography with sulfur chemiluminescence detection.

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    Jaycox, L B; Olsen, L D

    2000-09-01

    As part of a collaborative project between the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Federal Highway Administration to evaluate asphalt pavers' exposures to asphalt fume and their potential health effects, a method was developed for the determination of total sulfur compounds and benzothiazole in asphalt fume samples. Asphalt fume samples were collected from asphalt mixtures with and without the addition of ground-up rubber tires. The asphalt fume samples were collected with sampling trains that consisted of a Teflon membrane filter and an XAD-2 adsorbent tube. Filter and sampling tube media were extracted with hexane and subsequently analyzed by gas chromatography with a sulfur chemiluminescence detector. Separation was achieved with a 100 percent dimethyl polysiloxane fused silica column. Typical calibration curves had linear correlation coefficients of 0.99 or better with a relative standard deviation (RSD) of 5 percent. Benzothiazole desorption efficiency (DE) determined using spiked sampling tubes ranged from 96.5 percent at 5.0 micrograms to 89.4 percent at 40 micrograms with RSD values from 0.9 to 4.0 percent. Benzothiazole storage recovery determined using sampling tubes spiked at 20 micrograms and refrigerated for 30 days at 4 degrees C was 89.8 percent when corrected for the DE with an RSD of 1.1 percent. The limit of detection for the method determined using spiked sampling tubes was 0.30 microgram. Quantitation for total sulfur compounds and benzothiazole was against benzothiazole standards in hexane. Because of detector selectivity, sample preparation consisted of a simple hexane extraction even when samples had a high background due to hydrocarbon overload. Detector sensitivity provided quantitation in the sub-microgram region. Because of the sample preparation step and because benzothiazole was determined during the same analysis run, this method is straightforward and analytically efficient. The method has been used to analyze asphalt fume samples collected at several asphalt paving and roof operations. PMID:10983404

  17. Activity-guided isolation and identification of Azadirachta indica bark extract constituents which specifically inhibit chemiluminescence production by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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    van der Nat, J M; van der Sluis, W G; 't Hart, L A; Van Dijk, H; de Silva, K T; Labadie, R P

    1991-02-01

    The A. indica crude aqueous bark extract inhibits the generation of chemiluminescence by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN). Guided by this activity the responsible compounds were purified by extraction with different organic solvents and HPLC. Gallic acid, (+)-gallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin, and (as a 2:1 mixture) (+)-catechin and epigallocatechin were isolated and identified by means of HPLC, TLC, MS, 1H-NMR, UV, and CD data. Commercial samples of gallic acid, (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin showed the same effects. To our knowledge the identified catechins have never been described as constituents of A. indica. PMID:2062961

  18. Free radical generation by selenium compounds

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    Yan, L.; Spallholz, J.E. )

    1991-03-11

    Sodium selenite, sodium selenate, selenocystine (SeCys) and selenomethionine (SeMet) were tested for their ability to generate free radicals in the absence and presence of glutathione (GSH) and in the presence of cells of the human mammary tumor cell line HTB123/DU4475. Free radical generation was measured by lucigenin or luminol enhanced chemiluminescence (CL). Lucigenin CL was observed form the reaction of selenite with GSH, 2-mercaptoethanol and L-cysteine. Catalase (CT), glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) suppressed CL. Heat inactivated enzymes had no suppressive inhibition of CL. Luminol CL from the reaction of selenite with GSH was much less than that observed from lucigenin CL. In the presence of the human mammary tumor cells, lucigenin CL increased 5 times the CL produced by selenite or SeCys alone and GSH in the absence of tumor cells. The enhanced CL from these reactions in the presence of tumor cells was also suppressed by CT, GSHPx and SOD. These data suggest that free radicals, mainly superoxide (O{sub 2}{sup {minus}}) anion are produced by the reaction of selenite or SeCys with GSH. In the presence of tumor cells CL was enhanced which may account for selenite and Se Cys toxicity in vitro in comparison to the lesser toxicity of selenate or SeMet.

  19. Black and green tea--how to make a perfect crime.

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    Bancirova, Martina

    2013-08-01

    The antioxidant properties of the black and green tea are well known. The latent bloodstains are detectable by luminol. The bloodstains also can be cover up by drinks and foods containing the antioxidants; thus their presence can cause a decrease of the luminol light emission (false-negative results). The aim of this study was to quantify the light emission decrease of the chemiluminescent mixture prepared according to Weber (containing NaOH) and the chemiluminescent mixture of pH 7.4 (for the determination of the total antioxidant capacity) for the open air-dried sample. The black and green teas and white wine were used as the antioxidant's samples (high and low total antioxidant capacity). The significant decrease of the luminol chemiluminescent emission caused by the presence of the black and green teas (and comparable for both of them) was observed in comparison with the presence of white wine. PMID:23910850

  20. A sensitive and selective chemiluminescence sensor for the determination of dopamine based on silanized magnetic graphene oxide-molecularly imprinted polymer

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    Duan, Huimin; Li, Leilei; Wang, Xiaojiao; Wang, Yanhui; Li, Jianbo; Luo, Chuannan

    2015-03-01

    Based on silanized magnetic graphene oxide-molecularly imprinted polymer (Si-MG-MIP), a sensitive and selective chemiluminescence sensor for dopamine measurement was developed. Si-MG-MIP, in which silanes was introduced to improve the mass transfer, graphene oxide was employed to improve absorption capacity, Fe3O4 nanoparticles were applied for separation easily and molecularly imprinted polymer was used to improve selectivity, demonstrated the advantages of the sensor. All the composites were confirmed by SEM, TEM, XRD and FTIR. Under the optimal conditions of chemiluminescence, dopamine could be assayed in the range of 8.0-200.0 ng/mL with a correlation coefficient of linear regression of 0.9970. The detection limit was 1.5 ng/mL (3?) and the precision for 11 replicate detections of 80.0 ng/mL dopamine was 3.4% (RSD). When the sensor was applied in determining dopamine in actual samples, recovery ranged from 94% to 110%, which revealed that the results were satisfactory.

  1. Clinical Comparison of QUANTA Flash dsDNA Chemiluminescent Immunoassay with Four Current Assays for the Detection of Anti-dsDNA Autoantibodies

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    Infantino, Maria; Meacci, Francesca; Bentow, Chelsea; Martis, Peter; Benucci, Maurizio; Afeltra, Antonella; Rigon, Amelia; Atzeni, Fabiola; Sarzi-Puttini, Piercarlo; Manfredi, Mariangela; Mahler, Michael

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. The objective of the present study was to compare QUANTA Flash dsDNA, a chemiluminescent immunoassay (CIA) on the BIO-FLASH, a rapid-response chemiluminescent analyzer, to three other anti-dsDNA antibody assays and to Crithidia luciliae indirect immunofluorescence test (CLIFT). Methods. In the first part of the study, 161 samples, 61 from patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 100 from a disease control group, were tested by QUANTA Flash dsDNA CIA, QUANTA Lite dsDNA SC ELISA, BioPlex 2200 multiplex flow immunoassay (MFI), ImmuLisa dsDNA ELISA, and NOVA Lite CLIFT. A second cohort of 69?SLE patients was then tested by QUANTA Flash dsDNA and CLIFT to expand the study. Results. The overall qualitative agreements varied between 77.0% (NOVA Lite CLIFT versus QUANTA Lite) and 89.4% (ImmuLisa versus NOVA Lite CLIFT). The clinical sensitivities for the anti-dsDNA antibody tests varied from 8.2% (NOVA Lite CLIFT) to 54.1% (QUANTA Lite), while the clinical specificities varied from 88.0% (BioPlex 2200) to 100.0% (NOVA Lite CLIFT). Good correlation was found between QUANTA Flash dsDNA and NOVA Lite CLIFT. Conclusion. Significant variations among dsDNA methods were observed. QUANTA Flash dsDNA provides a good combination of sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of SLE and good agreement to CLIFT. PMID:25759849

  2. Antioxidant activities of two sericin proteins extracted from cocoon of silkworm (Bombyx mori) measured by DPPH, chemiluminescence, ORAC and ESR methods

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    TAKECHI, TAYORI; WADA, RITSUKO; FUKUDA, TSUBASA; HARADA, KAZUKI; TAKAMURA, HITOSHI

    2014-01-01

    Recent efforts have focused on the use of sericin proteins extracted from cocoons of silkworm as a healthy food source for human consumption. In this study, we focused on the antioxidative properties of sericin proteins. The antioxidative properties were measured in sericin proteins extracted from the shell of the cocoon, designated hereafter as white sericin protein and yellow-green sericin protein, as well as bread without sericin protein and bread to which white sericin powder had been added using four measurement methods: 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), chemiluminescence, oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and electron spin resonance (ESR). High antioxidative properties of sericin proteins were indicated by all four methods. A comparison of the two types of sericin proteins revealed that yellow-green sericin protein exhibited high antioxidative properties as indicated by the DPPH, chemiluminescence and ORAC methods. By contrast, a higher antioxidative property was determined in white sericin protein by the ESR method. Consequently, our findings confirmed that sericin proteins have antioxidative properties against multiple radicals. In addition, the antioxidative property of bread was enhanced by the addition of sericin powder to the bread. Therefore, findings of this study suggest that sericin proteins may be efficiently used as beneficial food for human health. PMID:24748975

  3. Bio/chemical microsystem designed for wafer scale testing

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    Jorgensen, Anders M.; Mogensen, Klaus B.; Rong, Weimin; Telleman, Pieter; Kutter, Joerg P.

    2001-04-01

    We have designed a bio/chemical microsystem for online monitoring of glucose concentrations during fermentation. The system contains several passive microfluidic components including an enzyme reactor, a flow lamination part and a detector. Detection is based on the reaction of hydrogen peroxide, that is produced from glucose in an enzyme reactor, with luminol. This chemiluminescent reaction generates light that is detected by an integrated back-side contacted photodiode array. Various tests during fabrication are outlined with the emphasis on microwave detected photo conductance decay. The presented microsystem has both fluidic and electrical connection points accessible from the backside. This allows simultaneous testing of both fluidic and electrical parts before dicing the wafer.

  4. Rapid reaction of nanomolar Mn(II) with superoxide radical in seawater and simulated freshwater

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    Hansard, S.P.; Easter, H.D.; Voelker, B.M.

    2011-01-01

    Superoxide radical (O2-) has been proposed to be an important participant in oxidation-reduction reactions of metal ions in natural waters. Here, we studied the reaction of nanomolar Mn(II) with O 2- in seawater and simulated freshwater, using chemiluminescence detection of O2- to quantify the effect of Mn(II) on the decay kinetics of O2-. With 3-24 nM added [Mn(II)] and <0.7 nM [O2-], we observed effective second-order rate constants for the reaction of Mn(II) with O2- of 6 ?? 106 to 1 ?? 107 M -1???s-1 in various seawater samples. In simulated freshwater (pH 8.6), the effective rate constant of Mn(II) reaction with O 2- was somewhat lower, 1.6 ?? 106 M -1???s-1. With higher initial [O2-], in excess of added [Mn(II)], catalytic decay of O 2- by Mn was observed, implying that a Mn(II/III) redox cycle occurred. Our results show that reactions with nanomolar Mn(II) could be an important sink of O2- in natural waters. In addition, reaction of Mn(II) with superoxide could maintain a significant fraction of dissolved Mn in the +III oxidation state. ?? 2011 American Chemical Society.

  5. Fibrates and their newly synthesized glycinate or glycinate-methylester derivatives: comparison of the interactions with liver cytochrome P450 dependent monooxygenase- and oxidase-functions in vitro.

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    Lupp, Amelie; Karge, Elke; Hopf, Heiner; Machts, Heike; Oelschläger, Herbert; Fleck, Christian

    2003-06-01

    Different fibrates (bezafibrate, ciprofibrate, clofibrate, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil) were investigated in comparison with their newly synthesized glycinate and glycinate-methylester derivatives. Interactions with the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system were studied by assessing binding to CYP and effects on CYP mediated monooxygenase functions in rat liver 9000 g supernatants, as measured by six model reactions for different CYP isoforms (ethoxyresorufin O-deethylation, ethoxycoumarin O-deethylation, pentoxyresorufin O-depentylation, p-nitrophenol-hydroxylation, ethylmorphine N-demethylation, lauric acid 11- or 12-hydroxylation). Possible prooxidant or antioxidant properties were investigated by the stimulated lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide production, and lucigenin and luminol amplified chemiluminescence using rat liver microsomes. Additionally, the influence on luminol amplified rat whole blood chemiluminescence was examined. All substances tested displayed binding to CYP. Effects on the monooxygenase model reactions were in general more distinct with the glycinates than with the parent compounds and most pronounced with the glycinate-methylester derivatives. The slightest effects on all model reactions were seen with clofibrate and its derivatives. On the whole, low antioxidative rather than prooxidative effects were observed. In general and with most model reactions, the antioxidative capacity of the glycinate and glycinate-methylester derivatives slightly exceeded that of the respective parent compounds. Summarizing the results it can be concluded that with respect to possible interactions with the CYP system in vivo and thus with the biotransformation of other concomitantly administered compounds no advantages of the glycinate or glycinate methylester derivatives over their parent fibrates are to be expected. Only the antioxidative capacity of the derivatives was somewhat higher than that of the parent substances, though most probably only of minor therapeutical relevance. PMID:12877356

  6. Preparation and characterization of functional poly(ethylene glycol) surfaces for the use of antibody microarrays.

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    Wolter, Anne; Niessner, Reinhard; Seidel, Michael

    2007-06-15

    Protein microarrays serve as measurement platforms for multianalytical applications. Small molecules, DNA, proteins, and cells are determined quantitatively. Amino-PEG surfaces can be a smart functional platform for protein microarrays with high signal-to-noise ratios. An effective step-by-step chemistry is developed for uniform presentation of terminal functional groups at each monolayer. Poly(ethelene glycol diamine) 2000 (DAPEG, 2000 g/mol) films were prepared onto silanized glass slides presenting epoxy groups. The uniformity of the grafted DAPEG monolayer is characterized by a chemiluminescence reaction using a chemiluminescence microarray reader with automated reagent supply and a horseradish peroxidase (HRP)/luminol reporter system. An intensity line plot on the horizontal axis was generated. The chemiluminescence intensities vary in a range of 2.6%. Antibodies against HRP as model system were immobilized on N-hydroxysuccinimide activated DAPEG layers by means of a microcontact roboter system. Chemiluminescence signals of bound HRP are detected at each spot with a standard deviation of 2.9%. The maximum antibody concentration that can be immobilized at the surface is determined with 1 mg/mL. Additives for an optimal spotting buffer are also studied. The use of the block-copolymer Pluronic F127 as antibody stabilizer is as well investigated as trehalose for the prevention of spot evaporation. The lowest detectable HRP concentration is 0.08 ng/mL determined on anti-HRP antibody microarrays. This study demonstrates how surfaces and analytical parameters for protein microarray applications can be characterized with a chemiluminescence readout system using a HRP reporter system. PMID:17516626

  7. Inhibition of peripheral blood neutrophil oxidative burst in periodontitis patients with a homeopathic medication Traumeel S

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    žilinskas, Juozas; žekonis, Jonas; žekonis, Gediminas; Šadzevi?ien?, Renata; Sapragonien?, Marija; Navickait?, Justina; Barzdžiukait?, Ingrida

    2011-01-01

    Summary Background The anti-inflammatory effects of a homeopathic remedy, Traumeel S, have been observed in experimental and clinical studies; however, its antioxidant properties have not been elucidated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant effects of Traumeel S on peripheral blood neutrophils in patients with periodontitis. Material/Methods The study was performed using venous blood of 22 individuals with chronic periodontitis and 21 healthy subjects. The antioxidant effects of Traumeel S on the production of reactive oxygen species by unstimulated and stimulated with unopsonized E. coli neutrophils were investigated using luminol- and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence (CL). Results Polymorphonuclear leukocytes of periodontitis patients produced higher levels (p<0.01) of light output of lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence and significantly reduced (p<0.01) light output of luminol-dependent chemiluminescence than analogous cells of healthy subjects. Highly diluted (10?4 of the stem solution) Traumeel S significantly (by approximately 50%) reduced superoxide-induced oxidation of lucigenin by unstimulated and stimulated with unopsonized E. coli polymorphonuclear leukocytes of periodontitis patients and had a tendency to intensify luminol-dependent chemiluminescence. Preincubation of the unstimulated and stimulated with unopsonized E. coli polymorphonuclear leukocytes of healthy subjects with Traumeel S exerts no inhibitory action on the luminol- and lucigenin-dependent chemiluminescence of the above-mentioned cells. Conclusions This study indicates that Traumeel S may significantly reduce production of superoxide anion by unstimulated and stimulated peripheral blood polymorphonuclear neutrophils of periodontitis patients. PMID:21525811

  8. Sensitized chemiluminescence of Tween 20 on CdTe/H(2)O(2) and its analytical applications for determination of phenolic compounds.

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    Kang, Jing; Li, Juan; Tang, Jieli; Li, Minjie; Li, Xiaozhou; Zhang, Yihua

    2010-03-01

    In this paper, we proposed a simple and sensitive assay of phenolic compounds (PCs) using 3-mercaptocarboxylic acid (MPA) modified CdTe nanocrystals (CdTe NCs), which contain abundant carboxylic groups (-COOH) and are water-soluble, stable and biocompatible. The effects of surfactants on the CdTe/H(2)O(2) chemiluminescence (CL) system were investigated. It is found that the addition of Tween 20 into the system could induce a significant enhancement on CL intensity. PCs were observed to inhibit the CL signal of the CdTe/H(2)O(2)/Tween 20 system and determined by the proposed method. The CL mechanism was also discussed briefly based on the photoluminescence (PL) and CL spectra. PMID:19954934

  9. Salivary testosterone measurements in growing pigs: validation of an automated chemiluminescent immunoassay and its possible use as an acute stress marker.

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    Escribano, D; Fuentes-Rubio, M; Cerón, J J

    2014-08-01

    This study aimed to validate the use of an automated chemiluminescent immunoassay analyser for salivary testosterone measurements in growing pigs and study how circadian pattern during daytime and stress can influence its values. The test method had intra- and inter-assay coefficient of variation lower than 10%. The method showed good linearity and recovery, and detection limits were low enough to detect salivary testosterone levels. No significant differences were observed in testosterone concentrations at different sampling time, and age and gender did not influence circadian pattern. In addition, this assay was used to quantify testosterone in two models of acute stress and, in both cases, significant increases (P

  10. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence detector based on Ru(bpy)32+ immobilized in cation exchange resin for high-performance liquid chromatography: An approach to stable detection

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    Sun, Yonghua; Zhang, Zhujun; Zhang, Xinfeng

    2013-12-01

    In this work, an electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) detector with improved stability was developed for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) detection of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The detector was prepared by packing cation exchanged resin particles in a glass tube, followed by inserting Pt wires (working electrode) in this tube and sealing. The leakage of Ru(bpy)32+ from the resin was compensated by adding a small amount of Ru(bpy)32+ in the mobile phase. Factors affected the performance of the proposed ECL detector were investigated. Under the optimal conditions, the ECL intensity has a linear relationship with the concentration of HCTZ in the range of 5.0 × 10-8 g mL-1 - 2.5 × 10-5 g mL-1 and the detection limit was 2.0 × 10-8 g mL-1 (S/N = 3). Application of the detector to the analysis of HCTZ in human serum proved feasible.

  11. Temperature dependence of the NO + O3 reaction rate from 195 to 369 K

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    Michael, J. V.; Allen, J. E., Jr.; Brobst, W. D.

    1981-01-01

    The temperature dependence of the NO + O3 reaction rate was examined by means of the fast flow technique. Several different experimental conditions and detection schemes were employed. With excess NO or excess O3, NO2 chemiluminescence was monitored. In addition, with excess O3, NO was followed by fluorescence induced by an NO microwave discharge lamp. The results of the three independent sets of data are compared and found to agree within experimental error, indicating the absence of secondary chemistry which might complicate the kinetics. The data exhibit curvature on an Arrhenius plot; however, the simple Arrhenius expression k = (2.6 + or - 0.8) x 10 to the -12th exp(-1435 + or - 64/T) cu cm/molecule s is an adequate description for T between 195 and 369 K. This result is compared to earlier determinations.

  12. The rate constant for the reaction of oxygen /3P/ atoms with dichlorine monoxide

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    Miziolek, A. W.; Molina, M. J.

    1978-01-01

    A fast flow discharge apparatus was used to measure the rate constant for the reaction of ground state oxygen atoms with dichlorine monoxide in the temperature range 236-295 K. The air afterflow technique (NO2 chemiluminescence) was used for detection of oxygen atoms. The Arrhenius expression for the rate constant was found to be 2.7 plus or minus 0.3 times 10 to the -11th power exp(-560 plus or minus 80/T) cu cm per molecule per sec. At 295 K the rate constant is 4.1 plus or minus 0.5 times 10 to the -12th power cu cm per molecule per sec.

  13. Novel chemiluminescent imaging microtiter plates for high-throughput detection of multiple serum biomarkers related to Down's syndrome via soybean peroxidase as label enzyme.

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    Zhao, Fang; Chai, Da; Lu, Jusheng; Yu, Jiachao; Liu, Songqin

    2015-08-01

    Novel chemiluminescent (CL) imaging microtiter plates with high-throughput, low-cost, and simple operation for detection of four biomarkers related to Down's syndrome screening were developed and evaluated. To enhance the sensitivity of CL immunosensing, soybean peroxidase (SBP) was used instead of horseradish peroxide (HRP) as a label enzyme. The microtiter plates were fabricated by simultaneously immobilizing four capture monoclonal antibodies, anti-inhibin-A, anti-unconjugated oestriol (anti-uE3), anti-alpha-fetoprotein (anti-AFP), and beta anti-HCG (anti-?-HCG), on nitrocellulose (NC) membrane to form immunosensing microtiter wells. Under a sandwiched immunoassay, the CL signals on each sensing site of the microtiter plates were collected by a charge-coupled device (CCD), presenting an array-based chemiluminescence imaging method for detection of four target antigens in a well at the same time. The linear response to the analyte concentration ranged from 0.1 to 40 ng/mL for inhibin-A, 0.075 to 40 ng/mL for uE3, 0.2 to 400 ng/mL for AFP, and 0.4 to 220 ng/mL for ?-HCG. The proposed microtiter plates possessed high-throughput, good stability, and acceptable accuracy for detection of four antigens in clinical serum samples and demonstrated potential for practical applicability of the proposed method to Down's syndrome screening. Graphical Abstract Schematic evaluation of the microtiter plater for simultaneous detection of the four biomarkers. PMID:26105511

  14. A kinetic investigation of the Ca/CaO system: Non-Arrhenius behavior of the reaction Ca( sup 1 S) + N sub 2 O over the temperature range 250-898 K and a study of the reaction CaO + O

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    Plane, J.M.C.; Nien, Chiafu )

    1990-06-28

    A study is presented of the reaction Ca({sup 1}S) + N{sub 2}O over the temperature range 250-898 K. Above 500 K there is a clear upward curvature in the Arrhenius plot, and the best description of the temperature dependence of the rate constant over the experimental temperature range is given. Such behavior is explained by vibrationally excited N{sub 2}O enhancing the reaction at high temperatures. This rate coefficient expression, and the chemiluminescence cross section obtained in a previous study of the title reaction in a beam-scattering experiment, are used to estimate photon yield of 12.5%. This yield is shown to be about half that predicted by a statistical consideration of the densities of states in the reactant electronic channels.

  15. Evaluation of the Boson Chemiluminescence Immunoassay as a First-Line Screening Test in the ECDC Algorithm for Syphilis Serodiagnosis in a Population with a High Prevalence of Syphilis

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    Qiu, Xin-Hui; Zhang, Ya-Feng; Chen, Yu-Yan; Zhang, Qiao; Chen, Fu-Yi; Liu, Long; Fan, Jin-Yi; Gao, Kun; Zhu, Xiao-Zhen; Zheng, Wei-Hong; Zhang, Hui-Lin; Lin, Li-Rong; Liu, Li-Li; Tong, Man-Li; Zhang, Chang-Gong

    2015-01-01

    We developed a new Boson chemiluminescence immunoassay (CIA) and evaluated its application with cross-sectional analyses. Our results indicated that the Boson CIA demonstrated strong discriminatory power in diagnosing syphilis and that it can be used as a first-line screening test for syphilis serodiagnosis using the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control algorithm or as a confirmatory test when combined with a patient's clinical history. PMID:25631792

  16. Evaluation of the boson chemiluminescence immunoassay as a first-line screening test in the ECDC algorithm for syphilis serodiagnosis in a population with a high prevalence of syphilis.

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    Qiu, Xin-Hui; Zhang, Ya-Feng; Chen, Yu-Yan; Zhang, Qiao; Chen, Fu-Yi; Liu, Long; Fan, Jin-Yi; Gao, Kun; Zhu, Xiao-Zhen; Zheng, Wei-Hong; Zhang, Hui-Lin; Lin, Li-Rong; Liu, Li-Li; Tong, Man-Li; Zhang, Chang-Gong; Niu, Jian-Jun; Yang, Tian-Ci

    2015-04-01

    We developed a new Boson chemiluminescence immunoassay (CIA) and evaluated its application with cross-sectional analyses. Our results indicated that the Boson CIA demonstrated strong discriminatory power in diagnosing syphilis and that it can be used as a first-line screening test for syphilis serodiagnosis using the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control algorithm or as a confirmatory test when combined with a patient's clinical history. PMID:25631792

  17. Study of the reaction of atomic oxygen with aerosols

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    Akers, F. I.; Wightman, J. P.

    1975-01-01

    The rate of disappearance of atomic oxygen was measured at several pressures in a fast flow pyrex reactor system with its walls treated with (NH4)2SO4 (s), H2SO4 (l), and NH4CL (s). Atomic oxygen, P-3 was generated by dissociation of pure, low pressure oxygen in a microwave discharge. Concentrations of atomic oxygen were measured at several stations in the reactor system using chemiluminescent titration with NO2. Recombination efficiencies calculated from experimentally determined wall recombination rate constants are in good agreement with reported values for clean Pyrex and an H2SO4 coated wall. The recombination efficiency for (NH4)2SO4, results in a slightly lower value than for H2S04. A rapid exothermic reaction between atomic oxygen and the NH4Cl wall coating prevented recombination efficiency determination for this coating. The results show that the technique is highly useful for wall recombination measurements and as a means of extrapolating to the case of free stream aerosol-gas interactions.

  18. Parallelization for reaction

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    Louvet, Violaine

    Parallelization for reaction waves with complex chemistry Context Application Background Numerical Results Conclusions and Perspectives Parallelization strategies for multi-scale reaction waves for Engineering - Paraguay 2010 #12;Parallelization for reaction waves with complex chemistry Context Application

  19. Catalysis of Photochemical Reactions.

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    Albini, A.

    1986-01-01

    Offers a classification system of catalytic effects in photochemical reactions, contrasting characteristic properties of photochemical and thermal reactions. Discusses catalysis and sensitization, examples of catalyzed reactions of excepted states, complexing ground state substrates, and catalysis of primary photoproducts. (JM)

  20. Tape Cassette Bacteria Detection System

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    1973-01-01

    The design, fabrication, and testing of an automatic bacteria detection system with a zero-g capability and based on the filter-capsule approach is described. This system is intended for monitoring the sterility of regenerated water in a spacecraft. The principle of detection is based on measuring the increase in chemiluminescence produced by the action of bacterial porphyrins (i.e., catalase, cytochromes, etc.) on a luminol-hydrogen peroxide mixture. Since viable as well as nonviable organisms initiate this luminescence, viable organisms are detected by comparing the signal of an incubated water sample with an unincubated control. Higher signals for the former indicate the presence of viable organisms. System features include disposable sealed sterile capsules, each containing a filter membrane, for processing discrete water samples and a tape transport for moving these capsules through a processing sequence which involves sample concentration, nutrient addition, incubation, a 4 Molar Urea wash and reaction with luminol-hydrogen peroxide in front of a photomultiplier tube. Liquids are introduced by means of a syringe needle which pierces a rubber septum contained in the wall of the capsule. Detection thresholds obtained with this unit towards E. coli and S. marcescens assuming a 400 ml water sample are indicated.

  1. STIMULATION OF OXIDANT PRODUCTION IN ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES BY POLLUTANT AND LATEX PARTICLES

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    Air pollutant dusts as well as chemically defined particles were examined for their activating effect on oxidant production (O2- and H2O2) in guinea pig alveolar macrophages (AM). Oxidant production was measured as chemiluminescence of albumin-bound luminol. All particles examine...

  2. The Glyoxal Clock Reaction

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    Ealy, Julie B.; Negron, Alexandra Rodriguez; Stephens, Jessica; Stauffer, Rebecca; Furrow, Stanley D.

    2007-01-01

    Research on the glyoxal clock reaction has led to adaptation of the clock reaction to a general chemistry experiment. This particular reaction is just one of many that used formaldehyde in the past. The kinetics of the glyoxal clock makes the reaction suitable as a general chemistry lab using a Calculator Based Laboratory (CBL) or a LabPro. The…

  3. A new approach for bisphenol A detection employing fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticle-amplified chemiluminescence from cobalt(II) and peroxymonocarbonate

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    Pan, Feng; Liu, Lin; Dong, Shichao; Lu, Chao

    2014-07-01

    In this work, we utilized the nonionic fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as a novel chemiluminescence (CL) probe for the determination of trace bisphenol A. Bisphenol A can induce a sharp decrease in CL intensity from the GNP-Co2+-peroxymonocarbonate (HCO4-) system. Under the selected experimental conditions, a linear relationship was obtained between the CL intensity and the logarithm of concentration of bisphenol A in the range of 0.05-50 ?M (R2 = 0.9936), and the detection limit at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3 for bisphenol A was 10 nM. The applicability of the proposed method has been validated by determining bisphenol A in real polycarbonate samples with satisfactory results. The recoveries for bisphenol A in spiked samples were found to be between 94.4% and 105.0%. The relative standard deviation (RSD) for 12 repeated measurements of 0.5 ?M bisphenol A was 2.2%. The proposed method described herein was simple, selective and obviated the need of extensive sample pretreatment.

  4. Screening of cannabinoids in industrial-grade hemp using two-dimensional liquid chromatography coupled with acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection.

    PubMed

    Pandohee, Jessica; Holland, Brendan J; Li, Bingshan; Tsuzuki, Takuya; Stevenson, Paul G; Barnett, Neil W; Pearson, James R; Jones, Oliver A H; Conlan, Xavier A

    2015-06-01

    Widely known for its recreational use, the cannabis plant also has the potential to act as an antibacterial agent in the medicinal field. The analysis of cannabis plants/products in both pharmacological and forensic studies often requires the separation of compounds of interest and/or accurate identification of the whole cannabinoid profile. In order to provide a complete separation and detection of cannabinoids, a new two-dimensional liquid chromatography method has been developed using acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence detection, which has been shown to be selective for cannabinoids. This was carried out using a Luna 100 Å CN column and a Poroshell 120 EC-C18 column in the first and second dimensions, respectively. The method has utilized a large amount of the available separation space with a spreading angle of 48.4° and a correlation of 0.66 allowing the determination of more than 120 constituents and mass spectral identification of ten cannabinoids in a single analytical run. The method has the potential to improve research involved in the characterization of sensitive, complex matrices. PMID:25845561

  5. Anodic Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Ru(bpy)32+ with CdSe Quantum Dots as Coreactant and Its Application in Quantitative Detection of DNA

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    Dong, Yong-Ping; Gao, Ting-Ting; Zhou, Ying; Jiang, Li-Ping; Zhu, Jun-Jie

    2015-01-01

    In the present paper, we report that CdSe quantum dots (QDs) can act as the coreactant of Ru(bpy)32+ electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) in neutral condition. Strong anodic ECL signal was observed at ~1.10?V at CdSe QDs modified glassy carbon electrode (CdSe/GCE), which might be mainly attributed to the apparent electrocatalytic effect of QDs on the oxidation of Ru(bpy)32+. Ru(bpy)32+ can be intercalated into the loop of hairpin DNA through the electrostatic interaction to fabricate a probe. When the probe was bound to the CdSe QDs modified on the GCE, the intense ECL signal was obtained. The more Ru(bpy)32+ can be intercalated when DNA loop has larger diameter and the stronger ECL signal can be observed. The loop of hairpin DNA can be opened in the presence of target DNA to release the immobilized Ru(bpy)32+, which can result in the decrease of ECL signal. The decreased ECL signal varied linearly with the concentration of target DNA, which showed the ECL biosensor can be used in the sensitive detection of DNA. The proposed ECL biosensor showed an excellent performance with high specificity, wide linear range and low detection limit. PMID:26472243

  6. 3D origami-based multifunction-integrated immunodevice: low-cost and multiplexed sandwich chemiluminescence immunoassay on microfluidic paper-based analytical device.

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    Ge, Lei; Wang, Shoumei; Song, Xianrang; Ge, Shenguang; Yu, Jinghua

    2012-09-01

    A novel 3D microfluidic paper-based immunodevice, integrated with blood plasma separation from whole blood samples, automation of rinse steps, and multiplexed CL detections, was developed for the first time based on the principle of origami (denoted as origami-based device). This 3D origami-based device, comprised of one test pad surrounded by four folding tabs, could be patterned and fabricated by wax-printing on paper in bulk. In this work, a sandwich-type chemiluminescence (CL) immunoassay was introduced into this 3D origami-based immunodevice, which could separate the operational procedures into several steps including (i) folding pads above/below and (ii) addition of reagent/buffer under a specific sequence. The CL behavior, blood plasma separation, washing protocol, and incubation time were investigated in this work. The developed 3D origami-based CL immunodevice, combined with a typical luminuol-H(2)O(2) CL system and catalyzed by Ag nanoparticles, showed excellent analytical performance for the simultaneous detection of four tumor markers. The whole blood samples were assayed and the results obtained were in agreement with the reference values from the parallel single-analyte test. This paper-based microfluidic origami CL detection system provides a new strategy for a low-cost, sensitive, simultaneous multiplex immunoassay and point-of-care diagnostics. PMID:22763468

  7. Regenerable immuno-biochip for screening ochratoxin A in green coffee extract using an automated microarray chip reader with chemiluminescence detection.

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    Sauceda-Friebe, Jimena C; Karsunke, Xaver Y Z; Vazac, Susanna; Biselli, Scarlett; Niessner, Reinhard; Knopp, Dietmar

    2011-03-18

    Ochratoxin A (OTA) can contaminate foodstuffs in the ppb to ppm range and once formed, it is difficult to remove. Because of its toxicity and potential risks to human health, the need exists for rapid, efficient detection methods that comply with legal maximum residual limits. In this work we have synthesized an OTA conjugate functionalized with a water-soluble peptide for covalent immobilization on a glass biochip by means of contact spotting. The chip was used for OTA determination with an indirect competitive immunoassay format with flow-through reagent addition and chemiluminescence detection, carried out with the stand-alone automated Munich Chip Reader 3 (MCR 3) platform. A buffer model and real green coffee extracts were used for this purpose. At the present, covalent conjugate immobilization allowed for at least 20 assay-regeneration cycles of the biochip surface. The total analysis time for a single sample, including measurement and surface regeneration, was 12 min and the LOQ of OTA in green coffee extract was 0.3 ?g L(-1) which corresponds to 7 ?g kg(-1). PMID:21397079

  8. Radical scavenging activity of 'Nikogori' gelatin gel food made from head, bone, skin, tail and scales of fishes measured using the chemiluminescence method.

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    Nagatsuka, Norie; Sato, Kumi; Harada, Kazuki; Nagao, Keiko

    2007-12-01

    Head, bone, skin and tail mixed parts of yellowtail and bream, scales of bream and head of salmon which have nutritional values and are usually discarded were made into 'Nikogori' gelatin gel. They are not only a good source of protein but are also useful for elderly people with swallowing problems. Soy sauce, a traditional seasoning in Japan, was added to enhance the taste of 'Nikogori'. The rheological properties were examined by a rheometer and the peroxyl radical scavenging activity was measured by the chemiluminescence method. Sensory evaluation was also conducted employing 20 faculty members and students of the Laboratory of Cookery Science, Tokyo Kasei University, Japan to assess its acceptance. It was found that 'Nikogori' has peroxyl radical scavenging activity. Moreover, addition of soy sauce to 'Nikogori' enhanced the peroxyl radical scavenging activity. The rheological properties of 'Nikogori' and of the soy sauce added conformed to the standard set by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan for elderly people with swallowing problems. From the data of the antioxidative activity and the sensory evaluation, the soy sauce-added 'Nikogori' was preferrable to that of the non-added one. PMID:17982692

  9. A new approach for bisphenol A detection employing fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticle-amplified chemiluminescence from cobalt(II) and peroxymonocarbonate.

    PubMed

    Pan, Feng; Liu, Lin; Dong, Shichao; Lu, Chao

    2014-07-15

    In this work, we utilized the nonionic fluorosurfactant-capped gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as a novel chemiluminescence (CL) probe for the determination of trace bisphenol A. Bisphenol A can induce a sharp decrease in CL intensity from the GNP-Co(2+)-peroxymonocarbonate (HCO4(-)) system. Under the selected experimental conditions, a linear relationship was obtained between the CL intensity and the logarithm of concentration of bisphenol A in the range of 0.05-50 ?M (R(2) = 0.9936), and the detection limit at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3 for bisphenol A was 10 nM. The applicability of the proposed method has been validated by determining bisphenol A in real polycarbonate samples with satisfactory results. The recoveries for bisphenol A in spiked samples were found to be between 94.4% and 105.0%. The relative standard deviation (RSD) for 12 repeated measurements of 0.5 ?M bisphenol A was 2.2%. The proposed method described herein was simple, selective and obviated the need of extensive sample pretreatment. PMID:24682053

  10. Anodic Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Ru(bpy)32+ with CdSe Quantum Dots as Coreactant and Its Application in Quantitative Detection of DNA

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    Dong, Yong-Ping; Gao, Ting-Ting; Zhou, Ying; Jiang, Li-Ping; Zhu, Jun-Jie

    2015-10-01

    In the present paper, we report that CdSe quantum dots (QDs) can act as the coreactant of Ru(bpy)32+ electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) in neutral condition. Strong anodic ECL signal was observed at ~1.10?V at CdSe QDs modified glassy carbon electrode (CdSe/GCE), which might be mainly attributed to the apparent electrocatalytic effect of QDs on the oxidation of Ru(bpy)32+. Ru(bpy)32+ can be intercalated into the loop of hairpin DNA through the electrostatic interaction to fabricate a probe. When the probe was bound to the CdSe QDs modified on the GCE, the intense ECL signal was obtained. The more Ru(bpy)32+ can be intercalated when DNA loop has larger diameter and the stronger ECL signal can be observed. The loop of hairpin DNA can be opened in the presence of target DNA to release the immobilized Ru(bpy)32+, which can result in the decrease of ECL signal. The decreased ECL signal varied linearly with the concentration of target DNA, which showed the ECL biosensor can be used in the sensitive detection of DNA. The proposed ECL biosensor showed an excellent performance with high specificity, wide linear range and low detection limit.

  11. Classes of Chemical Reactions Reactions in aqueous media

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    Zakarian, Armen

    Classes of Chemical Reactions Reactions in aqueous media · Precipitation reactions · Acid-Base reactions · Oxidation-Reduction reactions · Reversible reactions Classes of Chemical Reactions Water (H2O;Classes of Chemical Reactions The solubility of ionic compounds: dissociation O H H + NaCl Cl- Cl- Cl- Na

  12. Nitric acid oxide mixing ratio measurements using a rocket launched chemiluminescent instrument. Final technical report, September 1986-October 1987

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    Horvath, J.J.

    1989-01-01

    A total of 18 rocket launched parachute borne nitric oxide instruments were launched from 1977 to 1985. A very precise instrument for the measurement of the nitric oxide mixing ratio was fabricated. No changes were made in the main body of the instruments, i.e., things associated with the reaction volume. Except for the last 4 launches, however, it did not yield the required absolute values that was hoped for. Two major problems were encountered. First, the wrong choice of the background calibration gas, nitrogen, caused the first 10 data sets to be too low in the absolute mixing ratio by nearly the order of 2 to 5 ppbv. The error was realized, and air was substituted for the bias gas measurement. Second, in the desire to extend the measurement to higher altitudes, the problem of contaminating the inlet flow tube with ozone from the reagent gas was encountered. The ozone valve was opened too early in the flight and this caused the pressure in the reaction volume to exceed the pressure at the flow tube entrance, permitting the ozone to migrate backwards. This problem was restricted to an altitude above 45 km.

  13. Allergic reactions (image)

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    Allergic reaction is a sensitivity to a specific substance, called an allergen, that is contacted through the skin, inhaled into the lungs, swallowed or injected. The body's reaction to an allergen can be mild, such as ...

  14. Allergic reactions (image)

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    Allergic reaction can be provoked by skin contact with poison plants, chemicals and animal scratches, as well as by ... dust, nuts and shellfish, may also cause allergic reaction. Medications such as penicillin and other antibiotics are ...

  15. Microfluidic chemical reaction circuits

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    Lee, Chung-cheng (Irvine, CA); Sui, Guodong (Los Angeles, CA); Elizarov, Arkadij (Valley Village, CA); Kolb, Hartmuth C. (Playa del Rey, CA); Huang, Jiang (San Jose, CA); Heath, James R. (South Pasadena, CA); Phelps, Michael E. (Los Angeles, CA); Quake, Stephen R. (Stanford, CA); Tseng, Hsian-rong (Los Angeles, CA); Wyatt, Paul (Tipperary, IE); Daridon, Antoine (Mont-Sur-Rolle, CH)

    2012-06-26

    New microfluidic devices, useful for carrying out chemical reactions, are provided. The devices are adapted for on-chip solvent exchange, chemical processes requiring multiple chemical reactions, and rapid concentration of reagents.

  16. Microscale Thermite Reactions.

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    Arnaiz, Francisco J.; Aguado, Rafael; Arnaiz, Susana

    1998-01-01

    Describes the adaptation of thermite (aluminum with metal oxides) reactions from whole-class demonstrations to student-run micro-reactions. Lists detailed directions and possible variations of the experiment. (WRM)

  17. A parallel microfluidic channel fixture fabricated using laser ablated plastic laminates for electrochemical and chemiluminescent biodetection of DNA.

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    Edwards, Thayne L; Harper, Jason C; Polsky, Ronen; Lopez, Deanna M; Wheeler, David R; Allen, Amy C; Brozik, Susan M

    2011-12-01

    Herein is described the fabrication and use of a plastic multilayer 3-channel microfluidic fixture. Multilayer devices were produced by laser machining of plastic polymethylmethacrylate and polyethyleneterapthalate laminates by ablation. The fixture consisted of an array of nine individually addressable gold or gold/ITO working electrodes, and a resistive platinum heating element. Laser machining of both the fluidic pathways in the plastic laminates, and the stencil masks used for thermal evaporation to form electrode regions on the plastic laminates, enabled rapid and inexpensive implementation of design changes. Electrochemiluminescence reactions in the fixture were achieved and monitored through ITO electrodes. Electroaddressable aryl diazonium chemistry was employed to selectively pattern gold electrodes for electrochemical multianalyte DNA detection from double stranded DNA (dsDNA) samples. Electrochemical detection of dsDNA was achieved by melting of dsDNA molecules in solution with the integrated heater, allowing detection of DNA sequences specific to breast and colorectal cancers with a non-specific binding control. Following detection, the array surface could be renewed via high temperature (95?°C) stripping using the integrated heating element. This versatile and simple method for prototyping devices shows potential for further development of highly integrated, multi-functional bioanalytical devices. PMID:22276087

  18. Evaluation of commercially available acridinium ester-labeled chemiluminescent DNA probes for culture identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Histoplasma capsulatum.

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    Stockman, L; Clark, K A; Hunt, J M; Roberts, G D

    1993-01-01

    Four commercially available acridinium ester-labeled DNA probes directed against rRNA were evaluated for their ability to identify Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Cryptococcus neoformans in culture. rRNA was extracted by sonication of 1- to 2-mm2 portions of cultures of fungi in two chaotropic reagents with glass beads. Following a heat inactivation step, the extracts were hybridized in solution with probes specific for each pathogen. The acridinium ester reporter moiety of nonhybridized probe was selectively hydrolyzed, and chemiluminescence of specific DNA:RNA hybrids was quantitated in relative light units with a luminometer. A positive identification required a relative light unit value of > or = 50,000. Sensitivity and specificity of the probes were determined by probing cultures of the respective pathogenic fungi (target) and nontarget fungi. Both mycelial and yeast forms of the dimorphic fungi (B. dermatitidis and H. capsulatum) were tested. For B. dermatitidis, sensitivity and specificity were 87.8 and 100%, respectively (74 target and 219 nontarget fungi tested). For C. immitis, sensitivity and specificity were 99.2 and 100%, respectively (122 target and 164 nontarget fungi tested). For H. capsulatum, sensitivity and specificity were 100 and 100%, respectively (86 target and 154 nontarget fungi tested). For C. neoformans, sensitivity and specificity were 97 and 100%, respectively (100 target and 230 nontarget fungi tested). For B. dermatitidis, C. immitis, and C. neoformans, repeat testing increased the respective sensitivities to 97.3, 100, and 100%. The high sensitivities and specificities of the probes, the relatively short time (less than 1 h) required to perform the assay, and the availability of standardized reagent kits make the acridinium ester-labeled DNA probes well suited to laboratories in need of a rapid method to identify these fungal pathogens. Further, use of the probes to identify pathogenic fungi as soon as colonies appear on primary recovery media significantly shortens the time to reporting. PMID:8463395

  19. Enhancement of on chip chemiluminescence signal intensity of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)-ruthenium(II) peroxydisulphate system for analysis of chlorpheniramine maleate in pharmaceutical formulations.

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    Al Lawati, Haider A J; Suliman, Fakhr Eldin O; Al Kindy, Salma M Z; Al-Lawati, Ali M; Varma, Gouri B; Nour, Imad Eldin M

    2010-10-15

    The effect of detection chip geometry on chemiluminescence (CL) signal intensity of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)-ruthenium(II) peroxydisulphate system for analysis of chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM) in pharmaceutical formulations was investigated. It was observed that the design of the detection chip is very crucial and can play an important role in enhancing the CL signal intensity in this system. The CL signal intensity was enhanced 250% when a teardrop micromixer chip was used, compared to the commonly used serpentine chip geometry. The study was conducted using a multi-chip device. In this device, chip 1 was used to prepare and pump the reagent mixture, whereas chip 3 was used for pumping the sample. The two chips were connected to the teardrop chip (2) via silica capillary where detection took place. Non-linear regression curve fitting of the calibration data revealed that the calibration curves are best described by third order polynomial equation with excellent correlation coefficients (R(2)=0.9998) for the concentration range 7.69 × 10(-8) to 5.12 ×1 0(-5)mol L(-1). A linear response is also observed over the range 7.69 × 10(-8) to 1.28 × 10(-5)mol L(-1) (R(2)=0.9996) and the detection limit was found to be 5.49 × 10(-8)mol L(-1). The device was successfully used for the analysis of CPM in tablets and a multi-component cough syrup. Results were reproducible with relative standard deviation (RSD) of 0.6-1.1%. PMID:20875608

  20. A flow injection chemiluminescence method for determination of nalidixic acid based on KMnO4-morin sensitized with CdS quantum dots.

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    Khataee, Alireza; Lotfi, Roya; Hasanzadeh, Aliyeh; Iranifam, Mortaza; Joo, Sang Woo

    2016-02-01

    A simple and sensitive flow injection chemiluminescence (CL) method was developed for determination of nalidixic acid by application of CdS quantum dots (QDs) in KMnO4-morin CL system in acidic medium. Optical and structural features of l-cysteine capped CdS quantum dots which were synthesized via hydrothermal approach were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence (PL), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. Moreover, the potential mechanism of the proposed CL method was described using the results of the kinetic curves of CL systems, the spectra of CL, PL and UV-Vis analyses. The CL intensity of the KMnO4-morin-CdS QDs system was considerably increased in the presence of nalidixic acid. Under the optimum condition, the enhanced CL intensity was linearly proportional to the concentration of nalidixic acid in the range of 0.0013 to 21.0mgL(-1), with a detection limit of (3?) 0.003mgL(-1). Also, the proposed CL method was utilized for determination of nalidixic acid in environmental water samples, and commercial pharmaceutical formulation to approve its applicability. Furthermore, corona discharge ionization ion mobility spectrometry (CD-IMS) method was utilized for determination of nalidixic acid and the results of real sample analysis by two proposed methods were compared. Comparison the analytical features of these methods represented that the proposed CL method is preferable to CD-IMS method for determination of nalidixic acid due to its high sensitivity and precision. PMID:26534888

  1. Determination of O2(a1 delta g) and O2(b1 sigma+ g) yields in the reaction O + ClO --> Cl + O2: implications for photochemistry in the atmosphere of Venus.

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    Leu, M T; Yung, Y L

    1987-09-01

    A discharge flow apparatus with chemiluminescence detector has been used to study the reaction O + ClO --> Cl + O2, where O2 = O2(a1 delta g) or O2(b1 sigma+ g). The measured quantum yields for producing O2(a1 delta g) and O2(b1 sigma+ g) in the above reaction are less than 2.5 x 10(-2) and equal to (4.4 +/- 1.1) x 10(-4), respectively. The observed O2(a1 delta g) airglow of Venus cannot be explained in the context of standard photochemistry using our experimental results and those reported in recent literature. The possibility of an alternative source of O atoms derived from SO2 photolysis in the mesosphere of Venus is suggested. PMID:11539734

  2. Reaction spreading on graphs

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    Burioni, Raffaella; Chibbaro, Sergio; Vergni, Davide; Vulpiani, Angelo

    2012-11-01

    We study reaction-diffusion processes on graphs through an extension of the standard reaction-diffusion equation starting from first principles. We focus on reaction spreading, i.e., on the time evolution of the reaction product M(t). At variance with pure diffusive processes, characterized by the spectral dimension ds, the important quantity for reaction spreading is found to be the connectivity dimension dl. Numerical data, in agreement with analytical estimates based on the features of n independent random walkers on the graph, show that M(t)˜tdl. In the case of Erdös-Renyi random graphs, the reaction product is characterized by an exponential growth M(t)˜e?t with ? proportional to ln, where is the average degree of the graph.

  3. The polymorphic phototest reaction

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    Jansen, C.

    1982-09-01

    One hundred tem patients with polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) and 58 control subjects were tested with an overdose of erythemogenic radiation. A morphologically abnormal phototest reaction was demonstrable in 72% of the patients with PMLE and in 9% of the control subjects. On the average, a dose of 3.8 times the patient's minimal erythemal dose was needed to produce the reaction. The most common findings in positive phototest reaction sites were edema and itching. A medium-pressure mercury lamp was shown to be as effective as a xenon arc lamp in producing the phototest reaction. The time of the reaction varied considerably in different patients, and frequent inspections of test sites were necessary to detect positive phototest reactions. When properly performed and interpreted, phototesting is a valuable diagnostic procedure for PMLE.

  4. Sleeve reaction chamber system

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    Northrup, M. Allen (Berkeley, CA); Beeman, Barton V. (San Mateo, CA); Benett, William J. (Livermore, CA); Hadley, Dean R. (Manteca, CA); Landre, Phoebe (Livermore, CA); Lehew, Stacy L. (Livermore, CA); Krulevitch, Peter A. (Pleasanton, CA)

    2009-08-25

    A chemical reaction chamber system that combines devices such as doped polysilicon for heating, bulk silicon for convective cooling, and thermoelectric (TE) coolers to augment the heating and cooling rates of the reaction chamber or chambers. In addition the system includes non-silicon-based reaction chambers such as any high thermal conductivity material used in combination with a thermoelectric cooling mechanism (i.e., Peltier device). The heat contained in the thermally conductive part of the system can be used/reused to heat the device, thereby conserving energy and expediting the heating/cooling rates. The system combines a micromachined silicon reaction chamber, for example, with an additional module/device for augmented heating/cooling using the Peltier effect. This additional module is particularly useful in extreme environments (very hot or extremely cold) where augmented heating/cooling would be useful to speed up the thermal cycling rates. The chemical reaction chamber system has various applications for synthesis or processing of organic, inorganic, or biochemical reactions, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or other DNA reactions, such as the ligase chain reaction.

  5. Radical reactions of borohydrides.

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    Kawamoto, Takuji; Ryu, Ilhyong

    2014-12-28

    Borohydrides are an important class of reagents in both organic and inorganic chemistry. Though popular as hydride-transfer reagents for reduction, since earlier work from the 1970s, borohydride reagents have also been known to serve as hydrogen-transfer reagents. In pursuit of greener tin hydride substitutes, recent progress has been made to mediate radical C-C bond forming reactions, including Giese reactions, radical carbonylation and addition to HCHO reactions, with borohydride reagents. This review article focuses on state-of-the-art borohydride based radical reactions, also covering earlier work, kinetics and some DFT calculations with respect to the hydrogen transfer mechanism. PMID:25349957

  6. Experimental analysis of thermo-acoustic instabilities in a generic gas turbine combustor by phase-correlated PIV, chemiluminescence, and laser Raman scattering measurements

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    Arndt, Christoph M.; Severin, Michael; Dem, Claudiu; Stöhr, Michael; Steinberg, Adam M.; Meier, Wolfgang

    2015-04-01

    A gas turbine model combustor for partially premixed swirl flames was equipped with an optical combustion chamber and operated with CH4 and air at atmospheric pressure. The burner consisted of two concentric nozzles for separately controlled air flows and a ring of holes 12 mm upstream of the nozzle exits for fuel injection. The flame described here had a thermal power of 25 kW, a global equivalence ratio of 0.7, and exhibited thermo-acoustic instabilities at a frequency of approximately 400 Hz. The phase-dependent variations in the flame shape and relative heat release rate were determined by OH* chemiluminescence imaging; the flow velocities by stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (PIV); and the major species concentrations, mixture fraction, and temperature by laser Raman scattering. The PIV measurements showed that the flow field performed a "pumping" mode with varying inflow velocities and extent of the inner recirculation zone, triggered by the pressure variations in the combustion chamber. The flow field oscillations were accompanied by variations in the mixture fraction in the inflow region and at the flame root, which in turn were mainly caused by the variations in the CH4 concentration. The mean phase-dependent changes in the fluxes of CH4 and N2 through cross-sectional planes of the combustion chamber at different heights above the nozzle were estimated by combining the PIV and Raman data. The results revealed a periodic variation in the CH4 flux by more than 150 % in relation to the mean value, due to the combined influence of the oscillating flow velocity, density variations, and CH4 concentration. Based on the experimental results, the feedback mechanism of the thermo-acoustic pulsations could be identified as a periodic fluctuation of the equivalence ratio and fuel mass flow together with a convective delay for the transport of fuel from the fuel injector to the flame zone. The combustor and the measured data are well suited for the validation of numerical combustion simulations.

  7. Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of a Novel Chemiluminescent Immunoassay for Detection of Anticardiolipin and Anti-Beta2-Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies in the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome.

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    Zhang, Shulan; Wu, Ziyan; Li, Ping; Bai, Yina; Zhang, Fengchun; Li, Yongzhe

    2015-11-01

    Detection of antiphospholipid antibodies represents the first-line approach for diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the clinical performance of a novel chemiluminescence assay (CIA) in detection of IgG/IgM/IgA anti-cardiolipin (aCL) and IgG/IgM/IgA anti-?2 glycoprotein 1 (a?2GP1) antibodies and to compare it with commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits from the same manufacturer.A total of 227 sera were tested in this study, including 84 samples from patients with APS, 104 samples from patients with non-APS diseases as disease controls, and 39 healthy controls. Serum IgG/IgM/IgA aCL and IgG/IgM/IgA a?2GP1 were determined by both ELISA (QUANTA Lite™ ELISA) and CIA (QUANTA Flash®assays).Significant quantitative correlations were identified between ELISA and CIA in IgG/IgM/IgA aCL and IgG/IgM/IgA a?2GP1 autoantibodies detection (P?

  8. Evaluation of the Clinical Performance of a Novel Chemiluminescent Immunoassay for Detection of Anticardiolipin and Anti-Beta2-Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies in the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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    Zhang, Shulan; Wu, Ziyan; Li, Ping; Bai, Yina; Zhang, Fengchun; Li, Yongzhe

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Detection of antiphospholipid antibodies represents the first-line approach for diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). In this study, we evaluated the clinical performance of a novel chemiluminescence assay (CIA) in detection of IgG/IgM/IgA anti-cardiolipin (aCL) and IgG/IgM/IgA anti-?2 glycoprotein 1 (a?2GP1) antibodies and to compare it with commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits from the same manufacturer. A total of 227 sera were tested in this study, including 84 samples from patients with APS, 104 samples from patients with non-APS diseases as disease controls, and 39 healthy controls. Serum IgG/IgM/IgA aCL and IgG/IgM/IgA a?2GP1 were determined by both ELISA (QUANTA Lite™ ELISA) and CIA (QUANTA Flash®assays). Significant quantitative correlations were identified between ELISA and CIA in IgG/IgM/IgA aCL and IgG/IgM/IgA a?2GP1 autoantibodies detection (P?

  9. Application of a newly developed high-sensitivity HBsAg chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay for hepatitis B patients with HBsAg seroclearance.

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    Shinkai, Noboru; Matsuura, Kentaro; Sugauchi, Fuminaka; Watanabe, Tsunamasa; Murakami, Shuko; Iio, Etsuko; Ogawa, Shintaro; Nojiri, Shunsuke; Joh, Takashi; Tanaka, Yasuhito

    2013-11-01

    We modified and automated a highly sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for surface antigen (HBsAg) detection using a combination of monoclonal antibodies, each for a specific epitope of HBsAg, and by improving an earlier conjugation technique. Of 471 hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers seen in our hospital between 2009 and 2012, 26 were HBsAg seronegative as determined by the Abbott Architect assay. The Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay was used to recheck those 26 patients who demonstrated seroclearance by the Abbott Architect assay. The performance of the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay was compared with that of a quantitative HBsAg detection system (Abbott Architect) and the Roche Cobas TaqMan HBV DNA assay (CTM) (lower limit of detection, 2.1 log copies/ml) using blood serum samples from patients who were determined to be HBsAg seronegative by the Abbott Architect assay. Ten patients had spontaneous HBsAg loss. Of 8 patients treated with nucleotide analogues (NAs), two were HBsAg seronegative after stopping lamivudine therapy and 6 were HBsAg seronegative during entecavir therapy. Eight acute hepatitis B (AH) patients became HBsAg seronegative. Of the 26 patients, 16 were HBsAg positive by the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay but negative by the Abbott Architect assay. The differences between the two assays in terms of detectable HBsAg persisted over the long term in the spontaneous loss group (median, 10 months), the NA-treated group (2.5 months), and the AH group (0.5 months). In 9 patients, the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay detected HBsAg when HBV DNA was negative by the CTM assay. HBsAg was also detected by the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay in 4 patients with an anti-HBs concentration of >10 mIU/ml, 3 of whom had no HBsAg escape mutations. The automatic, highly sensitive HBsAg CLEIA Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ is a convenient and precise assay for HBV monitoring. PMID:23946517

  10. Application of a Newly Developed High-Sensitivity HBsAg Chemiluminescent Enzyme Immunoassay for Hepatitis B Patients with HBsAg Seroclearance

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    Shinkai, Noboru; Matsuura, Kentaro; Sugauchi, Fuminaka; Watanabe, Tsunamasa; Murakami, Shuko; Iio, Etsuko; Ogawa, Shintaro; Nojiri, Shunsuke; Joh, Takashi

    2013-01-01

    We modified and automated a highly sensitive chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for surface antigen (HBsAg) detection using a combination of monoclonal antibodies, each for a specific epitope of HBsAg, and by improving an earlier conjugation technique. Of 471 hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers seen in our hospital between 2009 and 2012, 26 were HBsAg seronegative as determined by the Abbott Architect assay. The Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay was used to recheck those 26 patients who demonstrated seroclearance by the Abbott Architect assay. The performance of the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay was compared with that of a quantitative HBsAg detection system (Abbott Architect) and the Roche Cobas TaqMan HBV DNA assay (CTM) (lower limit of detection, 2.1 log copies/ml) using blood serum samples from patients who were determined to be HBsAg seronegative by the Abbott Architect assay. Ten patients had spontaneous HBsAg loss. Of 8 patients treated with nucleotide analogues (NAs), two were HBsAg seronegative after stopping lamivudine therapy and 6 were HBsAg seronegative during entecavir therapy. Eight acute hepatitis B (AH) patients became HBsAg seronegative. Of the 26 patients, 16 were HBsAg positive by the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay but negative by the Abbott Architect assay. The differences between the two assays in terms of detectable HBsAg persisted over the long term in the spontaneous loss group (median, 10 months), the NA-treated group (2.5 months), and the AH group (0.5 months). In 9 patients, the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay detected HBsAg when HBV DNA was negative by the CTM assay. HBsAg was also detected by the Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ assay in 4 patients with an anti-HBs concentration of >10 mIU/ml, 3 of whom had no HBsAg escape mutations. The automatic, highly sensitive HBsAg CLEIA Lumipulse HBsAg-HQ is a convenient and precise assay for HBV monitoring. PMID:23946517

  11. Comparison between ultra-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry and a chemiluminescence immunoassay in the determination of cyclosporin A and tacrolimus levels in whole blood

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    LEE, YONG-WHA

    2013-01-01

    Regular immunosuppressant drug monitoring is important for maintaining the drug concentrations of organ recipients within the therapeutic range. The standardized liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-TMS) technique has been used for the accurate analysis of immunosuppressive drugs. In the present study, the performance of the recently developed high-throughput, rapid ultra-performance liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-TMS) method was validated for the simultaneous measurement of cyclosporin A and tacrolimus in whole blood. The method of measuring cyclosporin A and tacrolimus using UPLC-TMS was established and the precision, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantitation (LOQ) and matrix effect were validated. In addition, the performance of UPLC-TMS was compared with that of a chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) in >3,400 clinical specimens. The UPLC-TMS revealed a within-run and between-run precision of <8% and showed a bias of <5%. The LOD and LOQ were 2.0 and 2.5 ng/ml for cyclosporin A, and 0.3 and 0.4 ng/ml for tacrolimus, respectively. Interference from the matrix was not observed. The CLIA measurements of cyclosporin A and tacrolimus showed correlations corresponding with the formulae: Concentration(CLIA) = 1.18 × UPLC-TMS – 5.85; [95% CI: proportional, 1.16–1.19; constant, ?6.86–(?4.81)] and Concentration(CLIA) = 1.14 × UPLC-TMS – 0.38; [(95% CI: proportional, 1.13–1.14; constant, ?0.35–(?0.43)], respectively. The majority of results were higher for the immunoassay than for the UPLC-TMS. The newly developed rapid UPLC-TMS method was suitable for use with a large therapeutic concentration range of the analyzed immunosuppressive drugs. Sample preparation was simple and it was possible to detect several immunosuppressants simultaneously, thus significantly lowering the cost of analysis. In conclusion, this method may contribute to improved accuracy and may be preferred to immunoassays for the routine clinical measurement of immunosuppressive drug concentrations in whole blood. PMID:24255687

  12. Degradations and Rearrangement Reactions

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    Zhang, Jianbo

    This section deals with recent reports concerning degradation and rearrangement reactions of free sugars as well as some glycosides. The transformations are classified in chemical and enzymatic ways. In addition, the Maillard reaction will be discussed as an example of degradation and rearrangement transformation and its application in current research in the fields of chemistry and biology.

  13. Oscillating Reactions: Two Analogies

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    Petruševski, Vladimir M.; Stojanovska, Marina I.; Šoptrajanov, Bojan T.

    2007-01-01

    Oscillating chemical reactions are truly spectacular phenomena, and demonstrations are always appreciated by the class. However, explaining such reactions to high school or first-year university students is problematic, because it may seem that no acceptable explanation is possible unless the students have profound knowledge of both physical…

  14. Applications of Reaction Rate

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    Cunningham, Kevin

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an assignment in which students are to research and report on a chemical reaction whose increased or decreased rate is of practical importance. Specifically, students are asked to represent the reaction they have chosen with an acceptable chemical equation, identify a factor that influences its rate and explain how and why it…

  15. Chemical Reaction Problem Solving.

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    Veal, William

    1999-01-01

    Discusses the role of chemical-equation problem solving in helping students predict reaction products. Methods for helping students learn this process must be taught to students and future teachers by using pedagogical skills within the content of chemistry. Emphasizes that solving chemical reactions should involve creative cognition where…

  16. Nuclear Reaction Data Centers

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    McLane, V.; Nordborg, C.; Lemmel, H.D.; Manokhin, V.N.

    1988-01-01

    The cooperating Nuclear Reaction Data Centers are involved in the compilation and exchange of nuclear reaction data for incident neutrons, charged particles and photons. Individual centers may also have services in other areas, e.g., evaluated data, nuclear structure and decay data, reactor physics, nuclear safety; some of this information may also be exchanged between interested centers. 20 refs., 1 tab.

  17. THE CUTANEOUS TRICHOPHYTIN REACTION

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    Amberg, Samuel

    1910-01-01

    There exists a far-reaching analogy between the cutaneous trichophytin reaction and the cutaneous tuberculin reaction. Both indicate that the organism is the seat of a definite infection or that it has passed through such an infection. Both may persist for a long time after the active disease has come to rest, indicating that the infection has left the organism in a state of altered reactivity—allergy. Under certain conditions both may be of diagnostic value, but since the reaction persists for a long time after the infection has passed, the negative reaction may be of greater value, excluding the existence of a specific infection. The analogy of the trichophytin reaction with the tuberculin reaction is not only limited to the obvious clinical manifestations, but, as in the tuberculin reaction, it can be shown that with uniform concentration of antibody, the intensity of the reaction is dependent on the concentration of the trichophytin. A tentative explanation of the halo formation is offered, based on a rapidly renewed formation of antibody stimulated probably by the entrance of a small amount of allergen into the general circulation. PMID:19867336

  18. Clock Reaction: Outreach Attraction

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    Carpenter, Yuen-ying; Phillips, Heather A.; Jakubinek, Michael B.

    2010-01-01

    Chemistry students are often introduced to the concept of reaction rates through demonstrations or laboratory activities involving the well-known iodine clock reaction. For example, a laboratory experiment involving thiosulfate as an iodine scavenger is part of the first-year general chemistry laboratory curriculum at Dalhousie University. With…

  19. Chemical enhancement of footwear impressions in blood on fabric - part 2: peroxidase reagents.

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    Farrugia, Kevin J; Savage, Kathleen A; Bandey, Helen; Ciuksza, Tomasz; Nic Daéid, Niamh

    2011-09-01

    This study investigates the optimisation of peroxidase based enhancement techniques for footwear impressions made in blood on various fabric surfaces. Four different haem reagents: leuco crystal violet (LCV), leuco malachite green (LMG), fluorescein and luminol were used to enhance the blood contaminated impressions. The enhancement techniques in this study were used successfully to enhance the impressions in blood on light coloured surfaces, however, only fluorescent and/or chemiluminescent techniques allowed visualisation on dark coloured fabrics, denim and leather. Luminol was the only technique to enhance footwear impressions made in blood on all the fabrics investigated in this study. PMID:21889107

  20. Modulation of metabolic activity of phagocytes by antihistamines.

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    Lojek, Antonin; Cíž, Milan; Pekarová, Michaela; Ambrožová, Gabriela; Vaší?ek, Ond?ej; Moravcová, Jana; Kubala, Lukáš; Drábiková, Katarína; Jan?inová, Viera; Pere?ko, Tomáš; Pe?ivová, Jana; Ma?i?ková, Tatiana; Nosál, Radomír

    2011-03-01

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of H(1)-antihistamines of the 1(st) generation (antazoline, bromadryl, brompheniramine, dithiaden, cyclizine, chlorcyclizine, chlorpheniramine, clemastine) and the 2(nd) generation (acrivastine, ketotifen, and loratadine) on the respiratory burst of phagocytes. Reactive oxygen species generation in neutrophils isolated from rat blood was measured using luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence. Changes in nitrite formation and iNOS protein expression by RAW 264.7 macrophages were analysed using Griess reaction and Western blotting. The antioxidative properties of drugs in cell-free systems were detected spectrophotometrically, luminometrically, fluorimetrically, and amperometrically. The majority of the H(1)-antihistamines tested (bromadryl, brompheniramine, chlorcyclizine, chlorpheniramine, clemastine, dithiaden, and ketotifen) exhibited a significant inhibitory effect on the chemiluminescence activity of phagocytes. H(1)-antihistamines did not show significant scavenging properties against superoxide anion and hydroxyl radical, thus this could not contribute to the inhibition of chemiluminescence. H(1)-antihistamines had a different ability to modulate nitric oxide production by LPS-stimulated macrophages. Bromadryl, clemastine, and dithiaden were the most effective since they inhibited iNOS expression, which was followed by a significant reduction in nitrite levels. H(1)-antihistamines had no scavenging activity against nitric oxide. It can be concluded that the effects observed in the H(1)-antihistamines tested are not mediated exclusively via H(1)-receptor pathway or by direct antioxidative properties. Based on our results, antihistamines not interfering with the microbicidal mechanisms of leukocytes (antazoline, acrivastine and cyclizine) could be used preferentially in infections. Other antihistamines should be used, under pathological conditions accompanied by the overproduction of reactive oxygen species. PMID:21577279

  1. Untoward penicillin reactions

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    Guthe, T.; Idsöe, O.; Willcox, R. R.

    1958-01-01

    The literature on untoward reactions following the administration of penicillin is reviewed. These reactions, including a certain number of deaths which have been reported, are of particular interest to health administrations and to WHO in view of the large-scale programmes for controlling the treponematoses which are now under way—programmes affecting millions of people in many parts of the world. The most serious problems are anaphylactic sensitivity phenomena and superinfection or cross-infection with penicillin-resistant organisms, and the reactions involved range in intensity from the mildest to the fatal; the incidence of the latter is estimated at 0.1-0.3 per million injections. The authors point out that with increasing use of penicillin, more persons are likely to become sensitized and the number of reactions can therefore be expected to rise. The best prevention against such an increase is the restriction of the unnecessary use of penicillin. PMID:13596877

  2. An Illuminating Reaction.

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    Matthews, Catherine E.

    1996-01-01

    Describes the use of carbide lights as an excellent mechanism for introducing or reviewing many basic chemistry concepts including elements and compounds, endothermic and exothermic reactions, physical and chemical changes, and balancing chemical equations. (JRH)

  3. Reaction wheel assembly

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    1976-01-01

    The fabrication and testing of three reaction wheels with associated drive and system monitoring electronics and brushless dc spin motors are discussed; the wheels are intended for use in a teleoperator simulator. Test results are included as graphs.

  4. Reactor for exothermic reactions

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    Smith, L.A. Jr.; Hearn, D.; Jones, E.M. Jr.

    1993-03-02

    A liquid phase process is described for oligomerization of C[sub 4] and C[sub 5] isoolefins or the etherification thereof with C[sub 1] to C[sub 6] alcohols wherein the reactants are contacted in a reactor with a fixed bed acid cation exchange resin catalyst at an LHSV of 5 to 20, pressure of 0 to 400 psig and temperature of 120 to 300 F. Wherein the improvement is the operation of the reactor at a pressure to maintain the reaction mixture at its boiling point whereby at least a portion but less than all of the reaction mixture is vaporized. By operating at the boiling point and allowing a portion of the reaction mixture to vaporize, the exothermic heat of reaction is dissipated by the formation of more boil up and the temperature in the reactor is controlled.

  5. Vaccine Reaction Images

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    ... Methyl bromide Methyl isocyanate Nicotine Nitrogen mustard Opioids Organic solvents Osmium tetroxide Paraquat Phosgene Phosgene oxime Phosphine ... Doing What You Can Do Blog: Public Health Matters What's New A - Z Index Vaccine Reaction Images* ...

  6. Reactor for exothermic reactions

    DOEpatents

    Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. (Bellaire, TX); Hearn, Dennis (Houston, TX); Jones, Jr., Edward M. (Friendswood, TX)

    1993-01-01

    A liquid phase process for oligomerization of C.sub.4 and C.sub.5 isoolefins or the etherification thereof with C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alcohols wherein the reactants are contacted in a reactor with a fixed bed acid cation exchange resin catalyst at an LHSV of 5 to 20, pressure of 0 to 400 psig and temperature of 120.degree. to 300.degree. F. Wherein the improvement is the operation of the reactor at a pressure to maintain the reaction mixture at its boiling point whereby at least a portion but less than all of the reaction mixture is vaporized. By operating at the boiling point and allowing a portion of the reaction mixture to vaporize, the exothermic heat of reaction is dissipated by the formation of more boil up and the temperature in the reactor is controlled.

  7. Bad Reaction to Cosmetics?

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    ... Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Bad Reaction to Cosmetics? Tell FDA Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More ... M.D., director of the agency’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors. “So, consumers are one of FDA’s ...

  8. Iodine Clock Reaction.

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    Mitchell, Richard S.

    1996-01-01

    Describes a combination of solutions that can be used in the study of kinetics using the iodine clock reaction. The combination slows down degradation of the prepared solutions and can be used successfully for several weeks. (JRH)

  9. ULTRAFAST REACTION Martin Gruebele

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    ULTRAFAST REACTION DYNAMICS Martin Gruebele and Ahmed H. Zewail With new lasertechniques andwith fellowand the dynamics. We use the term "transition state" in its Ahmed Zewail is LinusPauling Professorof

  10. Chemisorption And Precipitation Reactions

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    The transport and bioavailability of chemical components within soils is, in part, controlled by partitioning between solids and solution. General terms used to describe these partitioning reactions include chemisorption and precipitation. Chemisorption is inclusive of the suit...

  11. Rpp25 is a major target of autoantibodies to the Th/To complex as measured by a novel chemiluminescent assay

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    2013-01-01

    Introduction Autoantibodies to the Th/To antigen have been described in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and several proteins of the macromolecular Th/To complex have been reported to react with anti-Th/To antibodies. However, anti-Th/To has not been clinically utilized due to unavailability of commercial tests. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the newly developed ELISA and chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA) to measure autoantibodies to Rpp25 (a component of the Th/To complex) using immunoprecipitation (IP) as the reference method. Methods The first cohort consisted of 123 SSc patients including 7 anti-Th/To positive samples confirmed by IP. Additional seven anti-Th/To positive samples from non-SSc patients were also tested. For evaluation of the QUANTA Flash Rpp25 CLIA (research use only), 8 anti-Th/To IP positives, a cohort of 70 unselected SSc patients and sera from various disease controls (n = 357) and random healthy individuals (n = 10) were studied. Results Anti-Rpp25 antibodies determined by ELISA were found in 11/14 anti-Th/To IP positive but only in 1/156 (0.6%) negative samples resulting in a positive percent agreement of 78.6% (95% confidence interval [CI] 49.2, 95.3%) and a negative percent agreement of 99.4% (95% CI 96.4, 100.0%). To verify the results using a second method, 53 samples were tested by ELISA and CLIA for anti-Rpp25 reactivity and the results were highly correlated (rho = 0.71, 95% CI 0.56, 0.81; P < 0.0001). To define the cutoff of the CLIA, anti-Th/To IP positive and negative sera were tested using the anti-Rpp25 CLIA. At the cutoff selected by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis 8/8 (100.0%) of the anti-Th/To positive sera but only 2/367 (0.5%) of the controls were positive for anti-Rpp25 antibodies. The positive and negative percent agreements were 100.0% (95% CI 63.1, 100.0%) and 99.5% (95% CI 98.0, 99.9%), respectively. In the disease cohorts 2/70 (2.9%) of the SSc patients were positive for anti-Rpp25 antibodies compared to 2/367 (0.5%) of the controls (P = 0.032). ROC analysis showed discrimination between SSc patients and controls with an area under the curve value of 0.732 (95% CI 0.655, 0.809). Conclusion Rpp25 is a major target of autoantibodies to the Th/To autoantigen complex. Further studies are needed to evaluate the clinical utility of the new assays. PMID:23587095

  12. Augmentation of pulmonary reactions to quartz inhalation by trace amounts of iron-containing particles.

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    Castranova, V; Vallyathan, V; Ramsey, D M; McLaurin, J L; Pack, D; Leonard, S; Barger, M W; Ma, J Y; Dalal, N S; Teass, A

    1997-01-01

    Fracturing quartz produces silica-based radicals on the fracture planes and generates hydroxyl radicals (.OH) in aqueous media. .OH production has been shown to be directly associated with quartz-induced cell damage and phagocyte activation in vitro. This .OH production in vitro is inhibited by desferrioxamine mesylate, an Fe chelator, indicating involvement of a Fenton-like reaction. Our objective was to determine if Fe contamination increased the ability of inhaled quartz to cause inflammation and lung injury. Male Fischer 344 rats were exposed 5 hr/day for 10 days to filtered air, 20 mg/m3 freshly milled quartz (57 ppm Fe), or 20 mg/m3 freshly milled quartz contaminated with Fe (430 ppm Fe). High Fe contamination of quartz produced approximately 57% more reactive species in water than quartz with low Fe contamination. Compared to inhalation of quartz with low Fe contamination, high Fe contamination of quartz resulted in increases in the following responses: leukocyte recruitment (537%), lavageable red blood cells (157%), macrophage production of oxygen radicals measured by electron spin resonance or chemiluminescence (32 or 90%, respectively), nitric oxide production by macrophages (71%), and lipid peroxidation of lung tissue (38%). These results suggest that inhalation of freshly fractured quartz contaminated with trace levels of Fe may be more pathogenic than inhalation of quartz alone. PMID:9400745

  13. Bacterial bioluminescence: spectral study of the emitters in the in vitro reaction

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    Matheson, I.B.C.; Lee, J.; Mueller, F.

    1981-02-01

    Transient fluorescent species are observed in the bioluminescent reactions of three reduced flavin mononucleotides with aliphatic aldehydes and oxygen, catalyzed by bacterial luciferase. In each case the fluorescence spectral distribution is similar to that of the bioluminescence but is readily distinguishable from it on the basis of a significantly greater signal strength. The corrected bioluminescence maxima using Beneckea harveyi luciferase are 479 nm (iso-FMNH/sub 2/), 490 nm (FMNH/sub 2/), and 560 nm (2-thio-FMNH/sub 2/). In an ethanol glass at 77/sup 0/K, 2-thioriboflavin is fluorescent (psi/sub F/ = 0.03, lambda/sub max/ = 562 nm). These results are interpreted by a sensitized chemiluminescence mechanism in which the flavins bound to luciferase act as acceptors of excitation energy. For 2-thio-FMNH/sub 2/, this acceptor species appears to be the oxidized 2-thio-FMN on the basis of the spectral evidence, whereas for the other flavins, some form of reduced species is a more likely candidate.

  14. Reaction Mechanisms Effects of Bending Excitation on the Reaction of

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    Zare, Richard N.

    Reaction Mechanisms Effects of Bending Excitation on the Reaction of Chlorine Atoms with Methane,* and Konstantin Vodopyanov Many chemical reactions are accelerated by heating the reagents. This effect is caused, and rotational degrees of freedom that ultimately becomes available for overcoming the reaction barrier. Which

  15. Cutaneous reactions to vaccinations.

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    Rosenblatt, Adena E; Stein, Sarah L

    2015-01-01

    Vaccinations are important for infectious disease prevention; however, there are adverse effects of vaccines, many of which are cutaneous. Some of these reactions are due to nonspecific inflammation and irritation at the injection site, whereas other reactions are directly related to the live attenuated virus. Rarely, vaccinations have been associated with generalized hypersensitivity reactions, such as erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, urticaria, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and drug hypersensitivity syndrome. The onset of certain inflammatory dermatologic conditions, such as lichen planus, granuloma annulare, and pemphigoid, were reported to occur shortly after vaccine administration. Allergic contact dermatitis can develop at the injection site, typically due to adjuvant ingredients in the vaccine, such as thimerosal and aluminum. Vaccinations are important to promote development of both individual and herd immunity. Although most vaccinations are considered relatively safe, there may be adverse effects associated with any vaccine. Cutaneous manifestations make up a large portion of the types of reactions associated with vaccines. There are many different reasons for the development of a cutaneous reaction to a vaccination. Some are directly related to the injection of a live attenuated virus, such as varicella or vaccinia (for immunity to smallpox), whereas others cause more nonspecific erythema and swelling at the injection site, as a result of local inflammation or irritation. Vaccinations have also been associated in rare reports with generalized hypersensitivity reactions, such as erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, urticaria, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and drug hypersensitivity syndrome. There have been case reports associating the administration of a vaccine with the new onset of a dermatologic condition, such as lichen planus, granuloma annulare, and Sweet syndrome. Finally, allergic contact dermatitis can develop at the injection site, typically due to adjuvant ingredients in the vaccine, such as thimerosal and aluminum. PMID:25889134

  16. Velocity pump reaction turbine

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    House, Palmer A. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1984-01-01

    An expanding hydraulic/two-phase velocity pump reaction turbine including a dual concentric rotor configuration with an inter-rotor annular flow channel in which the inner rotor is mechanically driven by the outer rotor. In another embodiment, the inner rotor is immobilized and provided with gas recovery ports on its outer surface by means of which gas in solution may be recovered. This velocity pump reaction turbine configuration is capable of potential energy conversion efficiencies of up to 70%, and is particularly suited for geothermal applications.

  17. Velocity pump reaction turbine

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    House, Palmer A. (Walnut Creek, CA)

    1982-01-01

    An expanding hydraulic/two-phase velocity pump reaction turbine including a dual concentric rotor configuration with an inter-rotor annular flow channel in which the inner rotor is mechanically driven by the outer rotor. In another embodiment, the inner rotor is immobilized and provided with gas recovery ports on its outer surface by means of which gas in solution may be recovered. This velocity pump reaction turbine configuration is capable of potential energy conversion efficiencies of up to 70%, and is particularly suited for geothermal applications.

  18. Accretion with back reaction

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    Vyacheslav I. Dokuchaev; Yury N. Eroshenko

    2011-12-19

    We calculate analytically a back reaction of the stationary spherical accretion flow near the event horizon and near the inner Cauchy horizon of the charged black hole. It is shown that corresponding back-reaction corrections to the black hole metric depend only on the fluid accretion rate and diverge in the case of an extremely charged black hole. In result, the test fluid approximation for stationary accretion is violated for extreme black holes. This behavior of the accreting black hole is in accordance with the third law of black hole thermodynamics, forbidding the practical attainability of the extreme state.

  19. Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction

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    Oliva, Aude

    Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction 2014 Guidelines Your link in the chain reaction should a cup of water. Your link's action must be repeatable, so please test your chain reaction before, whimsical, or elegant. There will be a section of the Chain Reaction connected by tubes to pass a single

  20. NUCLEAR REACTIONS Lecture 11-VI

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    Smith, Nathanael J.

    NUCLEAR REACTIONS Lecture 11-VI #12;General setup 2 Radioactive decay ­ a nucleus spontaneously decays. The only particle present before the decay is the parent nucleus. Nuclear reaction ­ an incident shorthand for nuclear reactions Examples Write the following reactions using the shorthand notation. (Note

  1. Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms. Part I

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    Cooke, D. O.

    1976-01-01

    Provides a collection of data on the mechanistic aspects of inorganic chemical reactions. Wherever possible includes procedures for classroom demonstration or student project work. The material covered includes gas phase reactions, reactions in solution, mechanisms of electron transfer, the reaction between iron III and iodine, and hydrolysis. (GS)

  2. Polymerase chain reaction system

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    Benett, William J.; Richards, James B.; Stratton, Paul L.; Hadley, Dean R.; Milanovich, Fred P.; Belgrader, Phil; Meyer, Peter L.

    2004-03-02

    A portable polymerase chain reaction DNA amplification and detection system includes one or more chamber modules. Each module supports a duplex assay of a biological sample. Each module has two parallel interrogation ports with a linear optical system. The system is capable of being handheld.

  3. Chain Reaction Polymerization.

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    McGrath, James E.

    1981-01-01

    The salient features and importance of chain-reaction polymerization are discussed, including such topics as the thermodynamics of polymerization, free-radical polymerization kinetics, radical polymerization processes, copolymers, and free-radical chain, anionic, cationic, coordination, and ring-opening polymerizations. (JN)

  4. Reaction product imaging

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    Chandler, D.W.

    1993-12-01

    Over the past few years the author has investigated the photochemistry of small molecules using the photofragment imaging technique. Bond energies, spectroscopy of radicals, dissociation dynamics and branching ratios are examples of information obtained by this technique. Along with extending the technique to the study of bimolecular reactions, efforts to make the technique as quantitative as possible have been the focus of the research effort. To this end, the author has measured the bond energy of the C-H bond in acetylene, branching ratios in the dissociation of HI, the energetics of CH{sub 3}Br, CD{sub 3}Br, C{sub 2}H{sub 5}Br and C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OBr dissociation, and the alignment of the CD{sub 3} fragment from CD{sub 3}I photolysis. In an effort to extend the technique to bimolecular reactions the author has studied the reaction of H with HI and the isotopic exchange reaction between H and D{sub 2}.

  5. Polymer Reaction & Colloidal Engineering

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    Giger, Christine

    Polymer Reaction & Colloidal Engineering Research Profile The Morbidelli Group is carrying out research in numerous areas related to polymer and colloid science and enginee- ring. Our research activity combines a variety of experimen- tal techniques for polymers and particles characterization with advanced

  6. Reaction Formulation: A Bibliography.

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    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    Reaction formation was studied by Sigmund Freud. This defense mechanism may be related to repression, substitution, reversal, and compensation (or over-compensation). Alfred Adler considered compensation a basic process in his individual psychology. Anna Freud discussed some defense mechanisms, and Bibring, Dwyer, Huntington, and Valenstein…

  7. Balancing Equations Chemical Reactions

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    Heller, Barbara

    Balancing Equations Chemical Reactions #12;Chemical Equations · A chemical equation describes what of the participants (solid, liquid, gas, aqueous) and the amount of each substance. #12;Balancing of Equations · To balance a chemical equation, you have to establish a mathematical relationship between the quantity

  8. Chemical Reactions at Surfaces

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    Michael Henderson and Nancy Ryan Gray

    2010-04-14

    Chemical reactions at surfaces underlie some of the most important processes of today, including catalysis, energy conversion, microelectronics, human health and the environment. Understanding surface chemical reactions at a fundamental level is at the core of the field of surface science. The Gordon Research Conference on Chemical Reactions at Surfaces is one of the premiere meetings in the field. The program this year will cover a broad range of topics, including heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry, surfaces in environmental chemistry and energy conversion, reactions at the liquid-solid and liquid-gas interface, electronic materials growth and surface modification, biological interfaces, and electrons and photons at surfaces. An exciting program is planned, with contributions from outstanding speakers and discussion leaders from the international scientific community. The conference provides a dynamic environment with ample time for discussion and interaction. Attendees are encouraged to present posters; the poster sessions are historically well attended and stimulate additional discussions. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for junior researchers (e.g. graduate students or postdocs) to present their work and interact with established leaders in the field.

  9. Examples 01 Photochemical Reactions

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    Simons, Jack

    is forbidden by symmetry. Recall that in C2vsymmetry the orbital-correlation diagram for this reaction species in terms of symmetry orbitals. Using the reverse of the transformation erom a localized orbital to a symmetry-adapted orbital, the proposed experimentally prepared 1I"1(1I"1I"*)Astale (in which A and' B refer

  10. Quinoprotein-catalysed reactions.

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    Anthony, C

    1996-01-01

    This review is concerned with the structure and function of the quinoprotein enzymes, sometimes called quinoenzymes. These have prosthetic groups containing quinones, the name thus being analogous to the flavoproteins containing flavin prosthetic groups. Pyrrolo-quinoline quinone (PQQ) is non-covalently attached, whereas tryptophan tryptophylquinone (TTQ), topaquinone (TPQ) and lysine tyrosylquinone (LTQ) are derived from amino acid residues in the backbone of the enzymes. The mechanisms of the quinoproteins are reviewed and related to their recently determined three-dimensional structures. As expected, the quinone structures in the prosthetic groups play important roles in the mechanisms. A second common feature is the presence of a catalytic base (aspartate) at the active site which initiates the reactions by abstracting a proton from the substrate, and it is likely to be involved in multiple reactions in the mechanism. A third common feature of these enzymes is that the first part of the reaction produces a reduced prosthetic group; this part of the mechanism is fairly well understood. This is followed by an oxidative phase involving electron transfer reactions which remain poorly understood. In both types of dehydrogenase (containing PQQ and TTQ), electrons must pass from the reduced prosthetic group to redox centres in a second recipient protein (or protein domain), whereas in amine oxidases (containing TPQ or LTQ), electrons must be transferred to molecular oxygen by way of a redox-active copper ion in the protein. PMID:9003352

  11. Exocharmic Reactions up Close

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    Ramette, R. W.

    2007-01-01

    The exocharmic reactions that can be observed microscopically are discussed. The students can discover the optimal concentration of an acidic lead nitrate solution, so that a crystal of potassium iodide, nudged to the edge of a drop, results in glinting golden hexagons of lead iodide.

  12. Transfer reactions with HELIOS

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    Wuosmaa, Alan H.

    2011-04-01

    Nucleon-transfer reactions have formed the backbone of nuclear-structure studies for several decades, providing a wealth of information about the energies, quantum numbers, and wave functions of single-particle states in nuclei throughout the nuclear chart. Current trends in nuclear-structure physics and the modern emphasis on properties of neutron-rich nuclei far from stability have renewed interest in such transfer reactions with radioactive beams. Here, the usual combination of light beam and heavy target cannot be used, and measurements must be performed in ``inverse kinematics,'' with a heavy, unstable beam incident on a light target. This arrangement introduces several technical difficulties, including the identification of the reaction products and the resolution of the states of interest in the residual nuclei. A new device, HELIOS (the HELIcal Orbit Spectrometer) at the ATLAS facility at Argonne National Laboratory, solves many of the problems encountered with inverse kinematics including particle identification and energy resolution in the center-of-mass frame. The device utilizes the uniform magnetic field of a large, superconducting solenoid to transport light reaction products from the target to a linear array of position-sensitive silicon detectors. The properties of HELIOS will be described, and examples from the initial research program that focuses on neutron transfer with the (d,p) reaction, using both stable and unstable beams with mass A = 11 to 136, will be presented. Work supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics under contract numbers DE-FG02-04ER41320 (WMU) and DE-AC02-06CH11357 (ANL).

  13. Photoneutron reactions in astrophysics

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    Varlamov, V. V. Ishkhanov, B. S.; Orlin, V. N.; Peskov, N. N.; Stopani, K. A.

    2014-12-15

    Among key problems in nuclear astrophysics, that of obtaining deeper insight into the mechanism of synthesis of chemical elements is of paramount importance. The majority of heavy elements existing in nature are produced in stars via radiative neutron capture in so-called s- and r processes, which are, respectively, slow and fast, in relation to competing ?{sup ?}-decay processes. At the same time, we know 35 neutron-deficient so-called bypassed p-nuclei that lie between {sup 74}Se and {sup 196}Hg and which cannot originate from the aforementioned s- and r-processes. Their production is possible in (?, n), (?, p), or (?, ?) photonuclear reactions. In view of this, data on photoneutron reactions play an important role in predicting and describing processes leading to the production of p-nuclei. Interest in determining cross sections for photoneutron reactions in the threshold energy region, which is of particular importance for astrophysics, has grown substantially in recent years. The use of modern sources of quasimonoenergetic photons obtained in processes of inverse Compton laser-radiation scattering on relativistic electronsmakes it possible to reveal rather interesting special features of respective cross sections, manifestations of pygmy E1 and M1 resonances, or the production of nuclei in isomeric states, on one hand, and to revisit the problem of systematic discrepancies between data on reaction cross sections from experiments of different types, on the other hand. Data obtained on the basis of our new experimental-theoretical approach to evaluating cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions are invoked in considering these problems.

  14. Concordant Chemical Reaction Networks

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    Shinar, Guy; Feinberg, Martin

    2015-01-01

    We describe a large class of chemical reaction networks, those endowed with a subtle structural property called concordance. We show that the class of concordant networks coincides precisely with the class of networks which, when taken with any weakly monotonic kinetics, invariably give rise to kinetic systems that are injective — a quality that, among other things, precludes the possibility of switch-like transitions between distinct positive steady states. We also provide persistence characteristics of concordant networks, instability implications of discordance, and consequences of stronger variants of concordance. Some of our results are in the spirit of recent ones by Banaji and Craciun, but here we do not require that every species suffer a degradation reaction. This is especially important in studying biochemical networks, for which it is rare to have all species degrade. PMID:22659063

  15. Reaction chemistry of cerium

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    1997-01-01

    It is truly ironic that a synthetic organic chemist likely has far greater knowledge of the reaction chemistry of cerium(IV) than an inorganic colleague. Cerium(IV) reagents have long since been employed as oxidants in effecting a wide variety of organic transformations. Conversely, prior to the late 1980s, the number of well characterized cerium(IV) complexes did not extend past a handful of known species. Though in many other areas, interest in the molecular chemistry of the 4f-elements has undergone an explosive growth over the last twenty years, the chemistry of cerium(IV) has for the most part been overlooked. This report describes reactions of cerium complexes and structure.

  16. Magnetically suspended reaction wheels

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    Sabnis, A. V.; Stocking, G. L.; Dendy, J. B.

    1975-01-01

    Magnetic suspensions offer several advantages over conventional bearings, arising because of the contactless nature of the load support. In application to spacecraft reaction wheels, the advantages are low drag torque, wearfree, unlubricated, vacuum-compatible operation, and unlimited life. By the provision of redundancy in the control electronics, single-point failures are eliminated. The rational for selection of a passive radial, active axial, dc magnetic suspension is presented, and the relative merits of 3-loop and single-loop magnetic suspensions are discussed. The design of a .678 N-m-sec (.5 ft-lb-sec) reaction wheel using the single loop magnetic suspension was developed; the design compares favorably with current ball bearing wheels in terms of weight and power.

  17. Some Reactions of Formamidines

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    Malleis, Otto Oscar

    1913-05-15

    to alkali * .9297 ( 44.84 - (32.24 x .9297) ) x .1105 x .01401 - 4.82 % || Theoretical for CeHsCH « HCeHAOOHaOe^or, c 2 0H I 7 o n E r 14.01 - 4.88 % 287.146 nitrogen found = 4.82 $ Preparation of anisal-p-amino-phenyl-benzyl-ether by the reaction... water hath for a short time. Crystallize from alcohol. M.P. 151° Reaction. S OCHB , OCHe CeH* r HaMJeHAl - H«0 *• CeH* v CH«0 x CH s IC*H*I This product may he called anisal-p-iodo-aniline. Analysis: litrogen determination by Kjeldahl method...

  18. Neutrons from Piezonuclear Reactions

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    F. Cardone; G. Cherubini; R. Mignani; W. Perconti; A. Petrucci; F. Rosetto; G. Spera

    2008-11-16

    We report the results obtained by cavitating water solutions of iron salts (iron chloride and iron nitrate) with different concentrations at different ultrasound powers. In all cases we detected a neutron radiation well higher than the background level. The neutron production is perfectly reproducible and can at some extent be controlled. These evidences for neutron emission generated by cavitation support some preliminary clues for the possibility of piezonuclear reactions (namely nuclear reactions induced by pressure and shock waves) obtained in the last ten years. We have been able for the first time to state some basic features of such a neutron emission induced by cavitation, namely: 1) a marked threshold behavior in power, energy and time; 2) its occurring without a concomitant production of gamma radiation.

  19. Photochemical reaction dynamics

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    Moore, B.C.

    1993-12-01

    The purpose of the program is to develop a fundamental understanding of unimolecular and bimolecular reaction dynamics with application in combustion and energy systems. The energy dependence in ketene isomerization, ketene dissociation dynamics, and carbonyl substitution on organometallic rhodium complexes in liquid xenon have been studied. Future studies concerning unimolecular processes in ketene as well as energy transfer and kinetic studies of methylene radicals are discussed.

  20. Influence of He-Ne laser blood irradiation on morphofunctional state of monocytes in asthmatic patients

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    Paleev, N. R.; Slinchenko, O. I.; Ilchenko, V. A.; Vasilenko, Irina A.; Konradov, Alexander A.; Tychinsky, Vladimir P.

    1996-01-01

    In recent years we have been working out a new method of treatment of steroid-resistant asthma -- extracorporeal He-Ne-laser blood irradiation. The procedures gave good clinical effect and allowed reduction of steroid dose in a majority of patients. The monocytes were investigated by luminol-dependent chemiluminescence and the method of living cell microcopy. Extracorporeal He-Ne laser blood irradiation normalized both monocytes chemiluminescence and cell oscillation in asthmatic patients significantly earlier than in cases of ordinary treatment, although the mechanisms of action of He-Ne-laser irradiation upon blood steroid-resistant asthmatics were not fully determined.

  1. Factors augmenting allergic reactions.

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    Niggemann, B; Beyer, K

    2014-12-01

    Elicitors of anaphylactic reactions are any sources of protein with allergenic capacity. However, not all allergic reactions end up in the most severe form of anaphylaxis. Augmenting factors may explain why certain conditions lead to anaphylaxis. Augmenting factors may exhibit three effects: lowering the threshold, increasing the severity, and reversing acquired clinical tolerance. Common augmenting factors are physical exercise, menstruation, NSAIDs, alcohol, body temperature, acute infections, and antacids. Therapeutic options may address causative, preventive, pragmatic, or symptomatic considerations: avoid the eliciting food, take an antihistamine before any situation with a possible risk of augmentation, separate food and sport (at least for 2 h), and carry an adrenaline autoinjector at all times. Individual patterns include summation effects and specific patterns. In conclusion, in the case of a suggestive history but a negative oral challenge, one should consider the possible involvement of augmenting factors; after anaphylactic reactions, always ask for possible augmentation and other risk factors during the recent past; if augmentation is suspected, oral food challenges should be performed in combination with augmenting factors; and in the future, standardized challenge protocols including augmenting factors should be established. PMID:25306896

  2. Chemical reaction dynamics

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    Crim, F. Fleming

    2008-01-01

    Understanding the motions of the constituent atoms in reacting molecules lies at the heart of chemistry and is the central focus of chemical reaction dynamics. The most detailed questions one can ask are about the evolution of molecules prepared in a single quantum state to products in individual states, and both calculations and experiments are providing such detailed understanding of increasingly complex systems. A central goal of these studies is uncovering the essential details of chemical change by removing the averaging over the initial conditions that occurs in many cases. Such information provides an exquisite test of theory and helps paint pictures of complicated chemical transformations. The goal of this Special Feature is to provide a snapshot of a portion of the field of chemical reaction dynamics. Much of the work presented here emphasizes a close interplay of experiment and theory in ways that sharpen the conclusions of both and animate future studies. The articles do not completely cover the rich field of chemical reaction dynamics but rather provide a glimpse of some of the emerging insights. PMID:18753626

  3. Chemical Reactions in DSMC

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    Bird, G. A.

    2011-05-20

    DSMC simulations of chemically reacting gas flows have generally employed procedures that convert the macroscopic chemical rate equations to reaction cross-sections at the microscopic level. They therefore depend on the availability of experimental data that has been fitted to equations of the Arrhenius form. This paper presents a physical model for dissociation and recombination reactions and a phenomenological model for exchange and chain reactions. These are based on the vibrational states of the colliding molecules and do not require any experimentally-based data. The simplicity of the models allows the corresponding rate equations to be written down and, while these are not required for the implementation of the models, they facilitate their validation. The model is applied to a typical hypersonic atmospheric entry problem and the results are compared with the corresponding results from the traditional method. It is also used to investigate both spontaneous and forced ignition as well as the structure of a deflagration wave in an oxygen-hydrogen mixture.

  4. Theoretical Study ofTheoretical Study of ReactionReaction

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    Theoretical Study ofTheoretical Study of ReactionReaction BFBF33 + BF+ BF BFBF22 + BF+ BF22 the growth of boron nitride in a plasma torch experiment. The theoretical data is used to optimize/Cl/N/H, as well as limited kinetics studies of the reactions between BCl3 and NH3. #12;Kinetic ModelKinetic Model

  5. Reaction Extrema: Extent of Reaction in General Chemistry

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    Vandezande, Jonathon E.; Vander Griend, Douglas A.; DeKock, Roger L.

    2013-01-01

    Nearly 100 years ago de Donder introduced the term "extent of reaction", ?. We build on that work by defining the concept of reagent extrema for an arbitrary chemical reaction, aA + bB [reversible reaction] yY + zZ. The central equation is ?^[subscript i] = -n[subscript i,0]/?[subscript i]. The symbol ?^[subscript i] represents the…

  6. Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopyof Chemical Reactions

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    Zewail, Ahmed

    Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopyof Chemical Reactions - Joseph L. Kneeand AhmedH. Zewail California Instituteof Technology Ultrafast laser spectroscopy has extended reaction- tion, have been probed (very sensitively) by a variety of laser spec- troscopic techniques and have

  7. Positive reaction to allergen (image)

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    Allergic reaction is a sensitivity to a specific substance, called an allergen, that is contacted through the skin, inhaled into the lungs, swallowed or injected. The body's reaction to an allergen can be mild, such as ...

  8. Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions

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    ... here Enter ZIP code here Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions Public This section is for Veterans, General Public, Family, & Friends Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions Available in Spanish: Cómo Afrontar las Reacciones ...

  9. Hydrazine decomposition and other reactions

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    Armstrong, Warren E. (Inventor); La France, Donald S. (Inventor); Voge, Hervey H. (Inventor)

    1978-01-01

    This invention relates to the catalytic decomposition of hydrazine, catalysts useful for this decomposition and other reactions, and to reactions in hydrogen atmospheres generally using carbon-containing catalysts.

  10. Demonstration of the Fenton Reaction

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    Luehrs, Dean C.; Roher, Alex E.

    2007-01-01

    The study demonstrates the Fenton reaction, which is carried out using the Fenton reagent that is used for groundwater and soil remediation. The Fenton reaction can be implicated in DNA damage, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and ageing in general.

  11. The heterogeneous explosive reaction zone

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    Mader, C.L.; Kershner, J.D.

    1989-01-01

    The calculated reaction zone of PBX-9404 using solid HMX Arrhenius kinetics is stable to perturbations. The calculated reaction zone Von Neumann spike pressure agrees with the experimental observations within experimental uncertainty associated with different experimental techniques. The calculated homogengeous explosive reaction zone thickness is larger than observed for the heterogeneous explosive. The effect of two volume percent air holes on the reaction zone was modeled using the three-dimensional Eulerian reactive hydrodynamic code, 3DE. The air holes perturb the reaction zone. A complicated, time-dependent, multidimensional reaction region proceeds through the heterogeneous explosive. The experimentally observed reaction zone characteristic of heterogeneous explosives are mean values of an irregular, three-dimensional reaction region. 20 refs., 6 figs.

  12. The Vitamin C Clock Reaction

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    Wright, Stephen W.

    2002-01-01

    An iodine clock reaction that gives a colorless to black result similar to that of the familiar Landolt iodate-bisulfite clock reaction is described. The vitamin C clock reaction uses chemicals that are readily available on the retail market: vitamin C, tincture of iodine, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and laundry starch. Orange juice may be used as the vitamin C source to give an orange to black reaction.

  13. The Vitamin C Clock Reaction.

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    Wright, Stephen W.

    2002-01-01

    Describes an iodine clock reaction that produces an effect similar to the Landolt clock reaction. This reaction uses supermarket chemicals and avoids iodate, bisulfite, and mercury compounds. Ascorbic acid and tincture of iodine are the main reactants with alternate procedures provided for vitamin C tablets and orange juice. (DDR)

  14. Determination of Complex Reaction Mechanisms

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    Steinbock, Oliver

    can be derived. This interesting chapter starts with the analysis of simple unbranched chain reactionsDetermination of Complex Reaction Mechanisms Analysis of Chemi- cal, Biological, and Genetic in the field of chemical kinetics. The book Determination of Complex Reaction Mechanisms, by Ross, Schreiber

  15. Oxide formation: reaction details studied,

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    Johnson, Edward A.

    Oxide formation: reaction details studied, reported in brief Sir -- Nineteen years ago, I published-nitrosohydroxylamines undergo an alternative decomposition under very similar reaction conditions to liberate nitrous oxide, N2O (refs 4,5). Moreover, this alternative reaction involves highly electrophilic intermediates analogous

  16. Urine real-time polymerase chain reaction detection for children virus pneumonia with acute human cytomegalovirus infection

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    2014-01-01

    Background Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is an important pathogen of viral pneumonia in children. The diagnosis of acute HCMV infection is complicated and difficult. Methods Clinical and laboratory data of 6063 hospitalized children with respiratory infection and 509 with respiratory virus infection alone were retrospectively analyzed. Urine and respiratory specimens of 186 hospitalized children with pneumonia were also prospectively collected. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a chemiluminescent assay were used to detect HCMV DNA copy number, the pp65 gene, and HCMV IgM. Results The patients with respiratory virus infection alone and those with pulmonary HCMV infection (n?=?422) were mostly children aged <6 months old (82.91%, 422/509). The accuracy of urine HCMV DNA (82.32%) was higher than that of HCMV IgM (67.78%), indicating that PCR of urine samples is suitable for determining pediatric acute pulmonary HCMV infection. There was no significant difference in detecting HCMV DNA or the pp65 gene between urinary and respiratory specimens (P?>?0.05) in 186 pediatric pneumonia cases. The accuracy of the pp65 gene measured in urine for determining acute pulmonary HCMV infection was the highest (93.01%). Conclusions Our study shows a novel method for investigating acute pulmonary HCMV infection in children by using real-time PCR and non-invasive samples. This study also highlights the superiority and potential use of the pp65 gene as an important target for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary HCMV infection. PMID:24884393

  17. Low Energy Nuclear Reactions?

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    CERN. Geneva; Faccini, R.

    2014-01-01

    After an introduction to the controversial problem of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) catalyzed by neutrons on metallic hydride surfaces we present the results of an experiment, made in collaboration with ENEA Labs in Frascati, to search neutrons from plasma discharges in electrolytic cells. The negative outcome of our experiment goes in the direction of ruling out those theoretical models expecting LENR to occur in condensed matter systems under specific conditions. Our criticism on the theoretical foundations of such models will also be presented.

  18. Evaluation of possible pro- or antioxidative properties and of the interaction capacity with the microsomal cytochrome P450 system of different NMDA-receptor ligands and of taurine in vitro.

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    Lupp, Amelie; Kerst, Steffen; Karge, Elke

    2003-06-01

    In the first part of the study possible additional antioxidative effects of various N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonists, some of which are used in the treatment of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease or as narcotic (dizocilpine, ketamine, budipine, memantine, amantadine, AP-5) were investigated in vitro in comparison to the respective agonists (NMDA, glutamate, aspartate, glycine) and the putative antioxidative amino acid taurine. For this purpose, effects on cytochrome P450 (P450) mediated oxidase functions in rat liver and brain microsomes were examined by measuring the influence on stimulated lipid peroxidation (LPO), H2O2 production, and lucigenin and luminol amplified chemiluminescence. Additionally, effects on rat whole blood chemiluminescence (WB-CL) were assessed. In the second part of the study the influence of the substances on P450 mediated monooxygenase functions in rat liver 9000 g supernatants, as assessed by the model reactions ethoxyresorufin O-deethylation (EROD), ethoxycoumarin O-deethylation (ECOD), and ethylmorphine N-demethylation (EMND), was investigated in order to evaluate possible interactions with the biotransformation of other foreign or endogenous substances. The non-competitive antagonists dizocilpine, ketamine, budipine and memantine concentration-dependently diminished all oxidase model reactions in both rat liver and brain microsomes. Amantadine was only slightly effective in brain microsomes and on LPO in liver microsomes. No noticeable effect was seen with the competitive antagonist AP-5, with all agonists and with taurine. WB-CL was diminished by all antagonists and by glutamate but not affected by the other agonists and taurine. Dizocilpine, ketamine, budipine and memantine concentration dependently inhibited EROD, ECOD and EMND, amantadine only EROD and ECOD activity. The other substances were without any effect. These results demonstrate that only the non-competitive NMDA-receptor antagonists seem to have antioxidative properties. On the other hand, only with the non-competitive antagonists interactions with the P450 system and thus with the biotransformation of other substances are to be expected. PMID:12877357

  19. Characterization of hairpin ribozyme reactions.

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    Bajaj, Preeti; Hammann, Christian

    2014-01-01

    Hairpin ribozymes are small RNA catalytic motifs naturally found in the satellite RNAs of tobacco ringspot virus (TRsV), chicory yellow mottle virus (CYMoV), and arabis mosaic virus (ArMV). The catalytic activity of the hairpin ribozyme extends to both cleavage and ligation reactions. Here we describe methods for the kinetic analysis of the self-cleavage reaction under transcription reaction conditions. We also describe methods for the generation of DNA templates for subsequent in vitro transcription reaction of hairpin ribozymes. This is followed by a description of the preparation of the suitable RNA molecules for ligation reaction and their kinetic analysis. PMID:24318889

  20. Metallic induction reaction engine

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    Hart, Douglas; Mongeau, Peter P.; Kolm, Henry H.

    1985-11-01

    Metal rings placed close to a pulsed field coil have been accelerated at 200 million gee to 5 km/s in a 2 cm length by Bandoletov in the USSR Bandoletov, 1977. We have studied the basic phenomena and ultimate limitations of the pulsed induction process both theoretically and experimentally to determine its usefulness as a reaction engine. It is possible in principle to accelerate metal rings at high efficiency, and impart sufficient energy to ensure melting and evaporation, so that the reaction mass is ultimately ejected in the form of plasma. In practice the process is limited by electrical, mechanical and thermal failure of the induction coil. Over a hundred shots were fired including several in which 12 gram rings were accelerated to over 700 m/s at efficiencies above 30 percent. This is equivalent to the performance of a high power rifle with a one inch long barrel. An unexpected result of these studies is the discovery that to achieve maximum velocity, the mutual inductance gradient between induction coil and projectile ring in the firing position must be reduced to minimize the initial acceleration. This reduces the back voltage and increases the interaction time, resulting in maximum energy transfer.

  1. Interfacial Reaction Kinetics

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    Ben O'Shaughnessy; Dimitrios Vavylonis

    1999-09-10

    We study irreversible A-B reaction kinetics at a fixed interface separating two immiscible bulk phases, A and B. We consider general dynamical exponent $z$, where $x_t\\sim t^{1/z}$ is the rms diffusion distance after time $t$. At short times the number of reactions per unit area, $R_t$, is {\\em 2nd order} in the far-field reactant densities $n_A^{\\infty},n_B^{\\infty}$. For spatial dimensions $d$ above a critical value $d_c=z-1$, simple mean field (MF) kinetics pertain, $R_t\\sim Q_b t n_A^{\\infty} n_B^{\\infty}$ where $Q_b$ is the local reactivity. For low dimensions $d Q_b^* \\sim (n_B^{\\infty})^{[z-(d+1)]/d}$. Logarithmic corrections arise in marginal cases. At long times, a cross-over to {\\em 1st order} DC kinetics occurs: $R_t \\approx x_t n_A^{\\infty}$. A density depletion hole grows on the more dilute A side. In the symmetric case ($n_A^{\\infty}=n_B^{\\infty}$), when $dd_c$ fluctuations are unimportant: local mean field theory applies at the interface (joint density distribution approximating the product of A and B densities) and $n_A^s \\sim t^{(1-z)/(2z)}$. We apply our results to simple molecules (Fickian diffusion, $z=2$) and to several models of short-time polymer diffusion ($z>2$).

  2. [Abnormal grief reaction].

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    Meyer, J E

    1977-01-01

    Pathological grief reactions following the death of a child are reported on the basis of five case studies. In contrast to acute grief reactions these pathological syndromes are of long standing. One parent had not truly accepted the death of the child. The denial of reality is sometimes a defence against aggression towards the deceased, because of his having left one behind. The mourning process comes to no end but remains in its initial phase. At the same time the life of the mourner stands still, as in the house and the family everything is left unchanged. Family interactions alter, particularly between the parents. For the genesis of these grief syndromes the following is of relevance: The death occurs at a time, when another child cannot replace the one who died. Mature independence had not been reached by either parent or child. Death destroyed expectations that this child would succeed in that which the parent had been unable to achieve. The parent had not seen the child after death--a gap in the continuity of experiencing which made acceptance of the irreversibility of the loss even more difficult. PMID:595912

  3. Geometric description of chemical reactions

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    Hernando Quevedo; Diego Tapias

    2013-01-02

    We use the formalism of Geometrothermodynamics to describe chemical reactions in the context of equilibrium thermodynamics. Any chemical reaction in a closed system is shown to be described by a geodesic in a $2-$dimensional manifold that can be interpreted as the equilibrium space of the reaction. We first show this in the particular cases of a reaction with only two species corresponding to either two ideal gases or two van der Waals gases. We then consider the case of a reaction with an arbitrary number of species. The initial equilibrium state of the geodesic is determined by the initial conditions of the reaction. The final equilibrium state, which follows from a thermodynamic analysis of the reaction, is shown to correspond to a coordinate singularity of the thermodynamic metric which describes the equilibrium manifold.

  4. Enhancing reactive species generation upon photo-activation of CdTe quantum dots for the chemiluminometric determination of unreacted reagent in UV/S2O8(2-) drug degradation process.

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    Santana, Rodolfo M M; Oliveira, Thaís D; Rodrigues, S Sofia M; Frigerio, Christian; Santos, João L M; Korn, Mauro

    2015-04-01

    A new chemiluminescence (CL) flow method for persulfate determination was developed based on luminol oxidation by in-line generated radicals. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by CdTe quantum dots (QDs) under a low energetic radiation (visible light emitted by LEDs) promoted the decomposition of persulfate ion (S2O8(2-)) into sulfate radical (SO4(?-)), leading to subsequent radical chain reactions that yield the emission of light. Due to the inherent radical short lifetimes and the transient behavior of CL phenomena an automated multi-pumping flow system (MPFS) was proposed to improve sample manipulation and reaction zone implementation ensuring reproducible analysis time and high sampling rate. The developed approach allowed up to 60 determinations per hour and determine S2O8(2-) concentrations between 0.1 and 1 mmol with good linearity (R=0.9999). The method has shown good repeatability with relative standard deviations below 2.5% (n=3) for different persulfate concentrations (0.1 and 0.625 mmol L(-1)). Limits of detection (3?) and quantification (10?) were 2.7 and 9.1 µmol L(-1), respectively. The MPFS system was applied to persulfate determination in bench scale UV/S2O8(2-) drug degradation processes of model samples showing good versatility and providing real time information on the persulfate consumption in photo-chemical degradation methodologies. PMID:25640122

  5. Interactions of melatonin with the liver microsomal cytochrome P450 system of rats and humans in vitro and effects on the P450 system and the antioxidative status in rat liver after acute treatment.

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    Klinger, W; Karge, E; Demme, U; Kretzschmar, M

    2001-01-01

    In vitro melatonin binds to human and rat liver microsomal cytochrome P-450 (P450) according to a type II substrate. The affinity is similar to that of aniline with a general left-shift. Melatonin interferes with model monooxygenase reactions indicative of different P450 forms in humans and rats (in humans according to the lower specific P450 content less pronounced): the strongest inhibition was found for ethoxyresorufin O-deethylation, indicating the binding to P450 1A, the binding to P450 2B (ethoxycoumarin O-deethylation) was less pronounced, the least inhibition was found for P450 3A (ethylmorphine N-demethylation) reaction. The oxidase function was also inhibited: luminol amplified chemiluminescence was more inhibited than the lucigenin amplified one, hydrogen peroxide formation was inhibited at concentrations higher than 10(-4) M, microsomal NADPH/Fe stimulated lipid peroxidation was inhibited at concentrations higher than 10(5) M. In vivo melatonin prolonged hexobarbital sleeping time in rats in a dose dependent manner (ip. co-administration of 1, 5 and 20 mg/kg b.w. melatonin with 100 mg/kg hexobarbital). Immediately after awakening the animals were sacrificed: a small increase in P450 concentrations cannot be explained, no changes in P450 monooxygenase or oxidase activities nor in microsomal lipid peroxidation or GSH status could be observed. PMID:11554431

  6. Subdiffusion-reaction processes with A?B reactions versus subdiffusion-reaction processes with A+B?B reactions.

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    Koszto?owicz, Tadeusz; Lewandowska, Katarzyna D

    2014-09-01

    We consider the subdiffusion-reaction process with reactions of a type A+B?B (in which particles A are assumed to be mobile, whereas B are assumed to be static) in comparison to the subdiffusion-reaction process with A?B reactions which was studied by Sokolov, Schmidt, and Sagués [Phys. Rev. E 73, 031102 (2006)]. In both processes a rule that reactions can only occur between particles which continue to exist is taken into account. Although in both processes a probability of the vanishing of particle A due to a reaction is independent of both time and space variables (assuming that in the system with the A+B?B reactions, particles B are distributed homogeneously), we show that subdiffusion-reaction equations describing these processes as well as their Green's functions are qualitatively different. The reason for this difference is as follows. In the case of the former reaction, particles A and B have to meet with some probability before the reaction occurs in contradiction with the case of the latter reaction. For the subdiffusion process with the A+B?B reactions we consider three models which differ in some details concerning a description of the reactions. We base the method considered in this paper on a random walk model in a system with both discrete time and discrete space variables. Then the system with discrete variables is transformed into a system with both continuous time and continuous space variables. Such a method seems to be convenient in analyzing subdiffusion-reaction processes with partially absorbing or partially reflecting walls. The reason is that within this method we can determine Green's functions without a necessity of solving a fractional differential subdiffusion-reaction equation with boundary conditions at the walls. As an example, we use the model to find the Green's functions for a subdiffusive reaction system (with the reactions mentioned above), which is bounded by a partially absorbing wall. This example shows how the model can be used to analyze the subdiffusion-reaction process in a system with partially absorbing or reflecting thin membranes. Employing a simple phenomenological model, we also derive equations related to the reaction parameters used in the considered models. PMID:25314424

  7. Laser induced nuclear reactions

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    Ledingham, Ken; McCanny, Tom; Graham, Paul; Fang Xiao; Singhal, Ravi; Magill, Joe; Creswell, Alan; Sanderson, David; Allott, Ric; Neely, David; Norreys, Peter; Santala, Marko; Zepf, Matthew; Watts, Ian; Clark, Eugene; Krushelnick, Karl; Tatarakis, Michael; Dangor, Bucker; Machecek, Antonin; Wark, Justin

    1998-12-16

    Dramatic improvements in laser technology since 1984 have revolutionised high power laser technology. Application of chirped-pulse amplification techniques has resulted in laser intensities in excess of 10{sup 19} W/cm{sup 2}. In the mid to late eighties, C. K. Rhodes and K. Boyer discussed the possibility of shining laser light of this intensity onto solid surfaces and to cause nuclear transitions. In particular, irradiation of a uranium target could induce electro- and photofission in the focal region of the laser. In this paper it is shown that {mu}Ci of {sup 62}Cu can be generated via the ({gamma},n) reaction by a laser with an intensity of about 10{sup 19} Wcm{sup -2}.

  8. Hypersensitivity reaction with deferasirox.

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    Sharma, Atul; Arora, Ekta; Singh, Harmanjit

    2015-01-01

    Thalassemias comprise a group of hereditary blood disorders. Thalassemia major presents with anemia within the first 2 years of life requiring frequent blood transfusions for sustaining life. Regular blood transfusions lead to iron overload-related complications. Prognosis of thalassemia has improved because of the availability of iron-chelating agents. Oral iron chelators are the mainstay of chelation therapy. Deferasirox is a new-generation oral iron chelator for once daily usage. We herein describe a patient of beta thalassemia major who developed an allergic manifestation in the form of erythematous pruritic skin rashes to the oral iron chelator deferasirox. This is a rare adverse reaction reported with deferasirox that led to a therapeutic dilemma in this particular case. PMID:25969661

  9. Hypersensitivity reaction with deferasirox

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    Sharma, Atul; Arora, Ekta; Singh, Harmanjit

    2015-01-01

    Thalassemias comprise a group of hereditary blood disorders. Thalassemia major presents with anemia within the first 2 years of life requiring frequent blood transfusions for sustaining life. Regular blood transfusions lead to iron overload-related complications. Prognosis of thalassemia has improved because of the availability of iron-chelating agents. Oral iron chelators are the mainstay of chelation therapy. Deferasirox is a new-generation oral iron chelator for once daily usage. We herein describe a patient of beta thalassemia major who developed an allergic manifestation in the form of erythematous pruritic skin rashes to the oral iron chelator deferasirox. This is a rare adverse reaction reported with deferasirox that led to a therapeutic dilemma in this particular case. PMID:25969661

  10. OH + HBr reaction revisited

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    Ravishankara, A.R.; Wine, P.H.; Wells, J.R.

    1985-07-01

    Variable-temperature measurements of the rate coefficient /k(1)/ for the reaction OH + HBr yield Br + H2O are presented. The measurements are verified by two techniques: one involved a 266-nm pulsed-laser photolysis of O3/H2O/HBr/He mixtures in conjunction with time-resolved resonance fluorescence detection of OH, the second comprised pulsed laser-induced fluorescence detection of OH following 248-nm pulsed-laser photolysis of H2O2/HBr/Ar mixtures. It is reported that k(1) = (11.9 + or -1.4 x 10 to the -12th (cu cm)/(molecule)(s) independent of temperature. The measurements are compared with other available results. 6 references.

  11. Strong electron correlation in the decomposition reaction of dioxetanone with implications for firefly bioluminescence

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    Greenman, Loren; Mazziotti, David A.

    2010-10-01

    Dioxetanone, a key component of the bioluminescence of firefly luciferin, is itself a chemiluminescent molecule due to two conical intersections on its decomposition reaction surface. While recent calculations of firefly luciferin have employed four electrons in four active orbitals [(4,4)] for the dioxetanone moiety, a study of dioxetanone [F. Liu et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6181 (2009)] indicates that a much larger active space is required. Using a variational calculation of the two-electron reduced-density-matrix (2-RDM) [D. A. Mazziotti, Acc. Chem. Res. 39, 207 (2006)], we present the ground-state potential energy surface as a function of active spaces from (4,4) to (20,17) to determine the number of molecular orbitals required for a correct treatment of the strong electron correlation near the conical intersections. Because the 2-RDM method replaces exponentially scaling diagonalizations with polynomially scaling semidefinite optimizations, we readily computed large (18,15) and (20,17) active spaces that are inaccessible to traditional wave function methods. Convergence of the electron correlation with active-space size was measured with complementary RDM-based metrics, the von Neumann entropy of the one-electron RDM as well as the Frobenius and infinity norms of the cumulant 2-RDM. Results show that the electron correlation is not correctly described until the (14,12) active space with small variations present through the (20,17) space. Specifically, for active spaces smaller than (14,12), we demonstrate that at the first conical intersection, the electron in the ?? orbital of the oxygen-oxygen bond is substantially undercorrelated with the electron of the ? orbital and overcorrelated with the electron of the carbonyl oxygen's p orbital. Based on these results, we estimate that in contrast to previous treatments, an accurate calculation of the strong electron correlation in firefly luciferin requires an active space of 28 electrons in 25 orbitals, beyond the capacity of traditional multireference wave function methods.

  12. Reactions inside nanoscale protein cages.

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    Bode, Saskia A; Minten, Inge J; Nolte, Roeland J M; Cornelissen, Jeroen J L M

    2011-06-01

    Chemical reactions are traditionally carried out in bulk solution, but in nature confined spaces, like cell organelles, are used to obtain control in time and space of conversion. One way of studying these reactions in confinement is the development and use of small reaction vessels dispersed in solution, such as vesicles and micelles. The utilization of protein cages as reaction vessels is a relatively new field and very promising as these capsules are inherently monodisperse, in that way providing uniform reaction conditions, and are readily accessible to both chemical and genetic modifications. In this review, we aim to give an overview of the different kinds of nanoscale protein cages that have been employed as confined reaction spaces. PMID:21461437

  13. 19: Cyclization and Pericyclic Reactions (Not Posted) Reactions That Make Rings

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    Reed, Christopher A.

    Intermediates Friedel-Crafts Reactions. Carbocation Addition to Alkenes. Carbocation Ring Contraction19: Cyclization and Pericyclic Reactions (Not Posted) Reactions That Make Rings Cyclization Reactions Enolate Ion Intermediates Intramolecular Aldol Reaction. Dieckmann Condensation. Malonic

  14. Electrophilic Substitution Reactions of Indoles

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    Sundberg, Richard J.

    The topic of this chapter is electrophilic substitution of indole and its derivatives. The indole ring is highly reactive at its 3-position toward protonation, halogenation, alkylation and acylation. Electrophilic substitution can be combined with inter- or intramolecular addition at C-2. Intramolecular alkylation by iminium ions (Pictet-Spengler reaction) is particularly useful. Enantioselectivity can be achieved in many conjugate addition reactions. These reactions have been applied to synthesis of both natural products and drugs.

  15. Speeding chemical reactions by focusing

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    A. M. Lacasta; L. Ramirez-Piscina; J. M. Sancho; K. Lindenberg

    2012-12-13

    We present numerical results for a chemical reaction of colloidal particles which are transported by a laminar fluid and are focused by periodic obstacles in such a way that the two components are well mixed and consequently the chemical reaction is speeded up. The roles of the various system parameters (diffusion coefficients, reaction rate, obstacles sizes) are studied. We show that focusing speeds up the reaction from the diffusion limited rate (t to the power -1/2) to very close to the perfect mixing rate, (t to the power -1).

  16. Dynamic Reaction Figures: An Integrative Vehicle for Understanding Chemical Reactions

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    Schultz, Emeric

    2008-01-01

    A highly flexible learning tool, referred to as a dynamic reaction figure, is described. Application of these figures can (i) yield the correct chemical equation by simply following a set of menu driven directions; (ii) present the underlying "mechanism" in chemical reactions; and (iii) help to solve quantitative problems in a number of different…

  17. Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions

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    Strobel, Erwin

    2008-01-01

    Summary The risk of hemolytic transfusion reactions (HTRs) is approximately 1:70,000 per unit. Acute HTRs occurring during or within 24 h after administration of a blood product are usually caused by transfusion of incompatible red blood cells (RBCs), and, more rarely, of a large volume of incompatible plasma. Delayed HTRs are caused by a secondary immune response to an antigen on the donor's RBCs. In some patients with delayed HTRs, an additional bystander hemolysis of the patient's RBCs can be assumed. Different mechanisms lead to intra- and extra-vascular hemolysis, such as complete complement activation, phagocytosis of RBCs covered with C3b by macrophages after incomplete complement activation, or destruction of RBCs covered only with IgG by direct cell-cell contact with K cells. The clinical consequences of HTRs are triggered via several pathophysiological pathways like formation of anaphylatoxins, release of cytokines causing a systemic inflammatory response syndrome, activation of the kinin system, the intrinsic clotting cascade and fibrinolysis resulting in hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, diffuse bleeding, and disruption of microcirculation leading to renal failure and shock. In the following, the symptoms of HTR are introduced, laboratory investigations and treatment are described, and some recommendations for prevention are given. PMID:21512623

  18. Two chamber reaction furnace

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    Blaugher, Richard D. (Evergreen, CO)

    1998-05-05

    A vertical two chamber reaction furnace. The furnace comprises a lower chamber having an independently operable first heating means for heating the lower chamber and a gas inlet means for admitting a gas to create an ambient atmosphere, and an upper chamber disposed above the lower chamber and having an independently operable second heating means for heating the upper chamber. Disposed between the lower chamber and the upper chamber is a vapor permeable diffusion partition. The upper chamber has a conveyor means for conveying a reactant there through. Of particular importance is the thallinating of long-length thallium-barium-calcium-copper oxide (TBCCO) or barium-calcium-copper oxide (BCCO) precursor tapes or wires conveyed through the upper chamber to thereby effectuate the deposition of vaporized thallium (being so vaporized as the first reactant in the lower chamber at a temperature between about 700.degree. and 800.degree. C.) on TBCCO or BCCO tape or wire (the second reactant) at its simultaneous annealing temperature in the upper chamber of about 800.degree. to 950.degree. C. to thereby replace thallium oxide lost from TBCCO tape or wire because of the high annealing temperature or to deposit thallium on BCCO tape or wire. Continuously moving the tape or wire provides a single-step process that effectuates production of long-length TBCCO superconducting product.

  19. Two chamber reaction furnace

    DOEpatents

    Blaugher, R.D.

    1998-05-05

    A vertical two chamber reaction furnace is described. The furnace comprises a lower chamber having an independently operable first heating means for heating the lower chamber and a gas inlet means for admitting a gas to create an ambient atmosphere, and an upper chamber disposed above the lower chamber and having an independently operable second heating means for heating the upper chamber. Disposed between the lower chamber and the upper chamber is a vapor permeable diffusion partition. The upper chamber has a conveyor means for conveying a reactant there through. Of particular importance is the thallinating of long-length thallium-barium-calcium-copper oxide (TBCCO) or barium-calcium-copper oxide (BCCO) precursor tapes or wires conveyed through the upper chamber to thereby effectuate the deposition of vaporized thallium (being so vaporized as the first reactant in the lower chamber at a temperature between about 700 C and 800 C) on TBCCO or BCCO tape or wire (the second reactant) at its simultaneous annealing temperature in the upper chamber of about 800 to 950 C to thereby replace thallium oxide lost from TBCCO tape or wire because of the high annealing temperature or to deposit thallium on BCCO tape or wire. Continuously moving the tape or wire provides a single-step process that effectuates production of long-length TBCCO superconducting product. 2 figs.

  20. Target-Catalyzed DNA Four-Way Junctions for CRET Imaging of MicroRNA, Concatenated Logic Operations, and Self-Assembly of DNA Nanohydrogels for Targeted Drug Delivery.

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    Bi, Sai; Xiu, Bao; Ye, Jiayan; Dong, Ying

    2015-10-21

    Here we report a target-catalyzed DNA four-way junction (DNA-4WJ) on the basis of toehold-mediated DNA strand displacement reaction (TM-SDR), which is readily applied in enzyme-free amplified chemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (CRET) imaging of microRNA. In this system, the introduction of target microRNA-let-7a (miR-let-7a) activates a cascade of assembly steps with four DNA hairpins, followed by a disassembly step in which the target microRNA is displaced and released from DNA-4WJ to catalyze the self-assembly of additional branched junctions. As a result, G-quadruplex subunit sequences and fluorophore fluorescein amidite (FAM) are encoded in DNA-4WJ in a close proximity, stimulating a CRET process in the presence of hemin/K(+) to form horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme that catalyzes the generation of luminol/H2O2 chemiluminescence (CL), which further transfers to FAM. The background signal is easily reduced using magnetic graphene oxide (MGO) to remove unreacted species through magnetic separation, which makes a great contribution to improve the detection sensitivity and achieves a detection limit as low as 6.9 fM microRNA-let-7a (miR-let-7a). In addition, four-input concatenated logic circuits with an automatic reset function have been successfully constructed relying on the architecture of the proposed DNA-4WJ. More importantly, DNA nanohydrogels are self-assembled using DNA-4WJs as building units after centrifugation, which are driven by liquid crystallization and dense packaging of building units. Moreover, the DNA nanohydrogels are readily functionalized by incorporating with aptamers, bioimaging agents, and drug loading sites, which thus are served as efficient nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery and cancer therapy with high loading capacity and excellent biocompatibility. PMID:26420675