Biosensors & bioelectronics

Simultaneous determination of L- and D-methotrexate using a sequential injection analysis/amperometric biosensors system.

PMID 14611762


A sequential injection analysis (SIA) is proposed for the simultaneous determination of L- and D-methotrexate (Mtx) using amperometric biosensors as detectors. A SIA system is proposed due to the highest precision and accuracy and lower consumption of sample and buffer. The amperometric biosensors used as detectors in SIA system were based on L-amino acid oxidase (L-AAOD) or/and L-glutamate oxidase (L-Glox) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) for the assay of L-Mtx and D-amino acid oxidase (D-AAOD) and HRP for the assay of D-Mtx were selected. The linear concentration ranges are of pmol/l to nmol/l magnitude order, with very low limits of detection. The SIA/biosensors system can be used reliably on-line in synthesis process control, for the simultaneous assay of L- and D-Mtx with a frequency of 34 samples per hour.