Near-infrared fluorimetric determination of nucleic acids by shifting the ion-association equilibrium between tetracarboxy aluminum phthalocyanine and tetra-N-hexadecylpyridiniumyl porphyrin
Zhuo, SJ（College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University）
Chen, JL（College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University）
Wu, YQ（College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University）
Zhu, CQ（College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Anhui Normal University）
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A new method was developed for determination of micro amounts of nucleic acids based on near-infrared (near-IR) fluorescence recovery, employing a two-reagent system which is composed of an anionic tetracarboxy aluminum phthalocyanine (AlC4Pc) and a cationic tetra-N-hexadecylpyridiniumyl porphyrin (TC16PyP). The fluorescence of the AlC4Pc, with the maximum emission wavelength at 701 nm, could be quenched by TC16PyP at its proper concentration, but recovered by adding nucleic acids. Under optimal conditions, the recovered fluorescence is proportional to the concentration of nucleic acids. The calibration graphs are linear over the range of 1-200 ng mL(-1) for fish sperm DNA (FS DNA) and 2-400 ng mL(-1) for calf thymus DNA (CT DNA). The corresponding detection limits are 0.59 ng mL(-1) for FS DNA and 0.82 ng mL(-1) for CT DNA, respectively. Four synthetic and three real nucleic acid samples were determined with satisfactory results. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.