Determination of Ciprofloxacin with a Room-Temperature Phosphorescence Flow-Through Sensor Based on Lanthanide-Sensitized Luminescence
Abstract:Direct measurement of the sensitized luminescence of the europium-ciprofloxacin chelate immobilized on a cationic exchanger was used to develop a flow-through room-temperature phosphorescence optosensor for determination of ciprofloxacin. The phosphorescent chelate is formed on-line at room temperature in a flow-injection system and is immobilized on a weakly acidic cation-exchange resin packed in a flow cell. Optimum experimental conditions and analytical performance are discussed in detail. The sensor response for ciprofloxacin was linear, from 1.5 × 10−6 to 2.0 × 10−5M with a relative standard deviation of 2.5% (n = 10) and a detection limit of 1.1 × 10−7M. The effect of possible interferences on sensor response was studied. The sensor was successfully tested for the determination of ciprofloxacin in pharmaceutical formulations.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Jaén, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, E-23071 Jaén, Spain.
Publication date: 2002-11-01
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