Spectroscopic detection of Saxitoxin: An alternative to mouse bioassay

Péter Kele, Jhony Orbulescu, Robert E. Gawley, Roger M. Leblanc

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Herein, we report the surface modification of quartz with a coumaryl-aza-crown-6 derivative to detect Saxitoxin using fluorescence enhancement through Photoinduced Electron Transfer and the sensitivity with this system approaches the limit of the mouse bioassay which is the current benchmark for Saxitoxin detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1494-1496
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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