Thermal lensing (TL) permits ultrasensitive measurements of optical absorption of analytes in very small volumes. Separation-detection conditions of non-labeled amino acids with micro-HPLC/UV absorption detector are optimized, and direct determination of non-labeled amino acids by micro-HPLC/UV-excitation TL detection in a gradient elution is successfully demonstrated. Non-labeled amol-level amino acids is detectable with the TL detection system, which has thousand times better sensitivity than a conventional UV detector.
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