Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 21(3), 231 (2005).

Determination of ATP as a Fluorescence Probe with Europium(III)-Doxycycline
Faju HOU, Xiaolei WANG, and Chongqiu JIANG
Department of Chemistry, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, 250014, China
A new spectrofluorimetric method has been developed for the determination of adenosine disodium triphosphate (ATP). We studied the interactions between the doxycycline (DC)-Eu3+ complex and adenosine disodium triphosphate (ATP) by using UV-visible absorption and fluorescence spectra. Using doxycycline (DC)-Eu3+ as a fluorescence probe, under the optimum conditions, ATP could remarkably enhance the fluorescence intensity of the DC-Eu3+ complex at λ= 612 nm. The enhanced fluorescence intensity of the Eu3+ ion was in proportion to the concentration of ATP. The optimum conditions for the determination of ATP were also investigated. The linear ranges for ATP were 1.00 × 10-7 - 2.00 × 10-6 mol L-1 with detection limits of 4.07 × 10-8 mol L-1. This method is simple, practical and relatively free of interference from coexisting substances, and can be successfully applied to the determination of ATP in samples. The mechanism of fluorescence enhancement between the doxycycline (DC)-Eu3+ complex and ATP was also studied.