Volume 5 Number 4 (Aug. 2014)
IJESD 2014 Vol.5(4): 417-425 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.520

Capillary Electrophoresis in Determination of Low Molecular Mass Organic Acids

Marta Wasielewska, Anna Banel, and Bogdan Zygmunt
Abstract—This paper presents overviews the capabilities of capillary electrophoretic techniques to determine low molecular mass organic acids in a variety of aqueous, gas and solid samples. It mainly focuses on short - chain carboxylic acids containing one or more carboxylic groups and possibly some other functional groups (hydroxyl, keto-, amino- etc.). Finally the procedures applied to the determine the acids in different matrices are shortly characterized.
The principles of capillary electrophoresis its advantages over gas and liquid chromatographic separation and detection modes are briefly discussed. Finally, the brief overview of the technique is followed by characterization of CE based procedures for the analysis of a variety of samples such as food, environmental, biological etc. for the content of organic acids, mainly those with carboxylic groups.

Index Terms—Capillary electrophoresis, low molecular mass organic acids.

M. Wasielewska and B. Zygmunt are with the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 GdaƄsk, 11/12 Narutowicza Str, Poland (e-mail: marta.chemanal@gmail.com).
A. Banel is with Norwegian Institute for Air Research, 2027 Kjeller, Norway.


Cite:Marta Wasielewska, Anna Banel, and Bogdan Zygmunt, "Capillary Electrophoresis in Determination of Low Molecular Mass Organic Acids," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 417-425, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
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