Separation of tyrosine enantiomer derivatives by capillary electrophoresis with light-emitting diode-induced fluorescence detection.Talanta. 2009 May 15; 78(3):1167-72.T
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with fiber-optic light-emitting diode-induced fluorescence detection has been developed for the separation of tyrosine (Tyr) enantiomers. R(-)-4-(3-isothiocyanatopyrrolidin-1-yl)-7-(N,N-dimethylaminosulfonyl)-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole was used as a chiral fluorescence tagged reagent for derivatization of Tyr. The effect of pH, running buffer concentration and applied voltage on enantioselectivity has been investigated. The optimum CE conditions are 15 mmol/L borate running buffer (pH 10.5) and 14-kV applied voltage. Good reproducibility was obtained with coefficient of variation (n=7) of migration time and peak area less than 0.2 and 2.0%, respectively. The limits of detection of D- and L-Tyr derivatives were 2.9 and 2.2 micromol/L (S/N=3), respectively. The proposed method has been successfully applied to the determination of Tyr in a commercial amino acid oral solution.