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Chemiluminescence investigation of detection of rutin in medicine and human urine using controlled-reagent-release technology

Song, Z., Wang, L.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2001 v.49 no.12 pp. 5697-5701
chemiluminescence, urine, humans, organic compounds, herbal medicines
A novel continuous-flow sensor based on chemiluminescence (CL) detection was developed for the determination of rutin in pharmaceutical preparations and human urine by controlled-reagent-release technology. The analytical reagents involved in the CL reaction, including luminol and hexacyanoferrate(III), were both immobilized on an anion-exchange column in a flow-injection system. The CL signal produced by the reaction between luminol and hexacyanoferrate(III), which were eluted from the column through sodium phosphate injection, was decreased in the presence of rutin. CL intensity was inhibited by rutin; the decrement of CL intensity was linear over the logarithm of the rutin concentration range of 1.0-400 ng(.)mL-1, and the detection limit was 0.35 ng(.)mL-1 (3sigma). The whole process, including sampling and washing, could be completed in 1.5 min with a relative standard deviation of <3.5%. The flow sensor showed remarkable stability and could be easily reused >450 time; the sensor proposed was applied successfully to the determination of rutin in pharmaceutical preparations and human urine.