Analysis of biologically active amines by CE

Tai Chia Chiu, Yang Wei Lin, Yu Fen Huang, Huan Tsung Chang*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

64 Scopus citations


This paper provides an overview on the current status of the analysis of biogenic amines by CE. The basic CE separation and detection strategies for the analysis of biogenic amines are briefly described. CZE and MEKC that provide highly efficient and reproducible analysis of biogenic amines are particularly surveyed. With respect to the detection of biogenic amines, we focus on LIF, UV-visible absorption, electrochemiluminescence, and MS. Derivatization strategies, indirect methods, and on-line concentration techniques such as field-amplified sample stacking, sweeping, and use of polymer solution are described. To show the practicality of CE, we highlight currently developed techniques for the determinations of biogenic amines in biological samples, including foods, beverages, cerebrospinal fluids, urine, and single cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4792-4807
Number of pages16
Issue number23
StatePublished - 12 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Biogenic amines
  • CZE
  • MEKC
  • Polymer solution
  • Stacking


Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of biologically active amines by CE'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this