KLER Pablo Alejandro
On-chip intermediate LED-IF-based detection for the control of electromigration in multichannel networks
SYDES, DANIEL; KLER, PABLO A.; MEYER, HANS; ZIPFL, P.; LUTZ, D.; HUHN, CAROLIN
ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Lugar: HEIDELBERG; Año: 2016 vol. 408 p. 8713 - 8725
Monitoring analytes during the transfer step from the first to the second dimension in multidimensional electrophoretic separations is crucial to determine and control the optimal time point for sample transfer and thus to avoid band broadening or unwanted splitting of the sample band with consequent sample loss. A spatially resolved intermediate on-chip LED-induced fluorescence detection system was successfully implemented for a hybrid capillary-chip glass interface. The setup includes a high-power 455-nm LED prototype as an excitation light source and a linear light fiber array consisting of 23 light fibers with a diameter of 100 μm for spatially resolved fluorescence detection in combination with a push-broom imager for hyperspectral detection. Using a basic FITC solution, the linear working range was determined to be 0.125 to 25 μg/ml for a single light guide and the absolute detection limit was 0.04 fmol at a signal-to-noise ratio of 4. With the setup presented here, labeled β-lactoglobulin focused via capillary isoelectric focusing was detectable on-chip with a sufficient intensity to monitor the analyte band transfer in the glass-chip interface demonstrating its applicability for full or intermediate on-chip detection.