A1 Journal article – refereed
Hot electron-induced electrogenerated chemiluminescence of Ru(bpy)(3)(2+) chelate at oxide covered aluminum electrodes

List of Authors: Ala-Kleme T, Kulmala S, Vare L, Juhala P, Helin M
Publication year: 1999
Journal: Analytical Chemistry
Journal name in source: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Journal acronym: ANAL CHEM
Volume number: 71
Issue number: 24
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 0003-2700

Ruthenium(II) tris-(2,2'-bipyridine) chelate exhibits strong electrogenerated chemiluminescence during cathodic pulse polarization of oxide-covered aluminum electrodes in aqueous solutions. The present method is based on a tunnel emission of hot electrons into an aqueous electrolyte solution. The method allows the detection of ruthenium(II) tris-(2,2'-bipyridine) and its derivatives below nanomolar concentration levels and yields linear log-log calibration plots spanning several orders of magnitude of concentration. This method allows simultaneous excitation of derivatives of ruthenium(II) tris-(2,2'-bipyridine) and Tb(III)-chelates. The former label compounds have a luminescence lifetime of the order of microseconds, while the latter compounds generally have a luminescence lifetime of around 2 ms. Thus, the combined use of these labels easily provides the basis for two-parameter bioaffinity assays by either using wavelength or time discrimination or their combination.

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