The relationship between luminol and acridine esters

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The chemiluminescence immunoassay method combines the high sensitivity of chemiluminescence and the high selectivity of immunoassay. In addition, it has the characteristics of stable and rapid detection and multiple adaptation items. It has a wide range of applications in various fields of clinical testing. Chemiluminescent agents play a key role in chemiluminescence immunoassays. Common ones include acridinium esters, luminol and their derivatives.

Luminol and its derivatives are redox chemiluminescent reagents, which can be oxidized by a variety of oxidants, such as H2O2, K2S2O8, etc., to undergo chemiluminescence reactions under alkaline conditions. Luminol series has the characteristics of rapid response and high luminous efficiency. Its application fields involve medical analysis, food, material testing, environmental monitoring, etc. It is often used for blood monitoring in forensic medicine and is known as a good helper in criminal investigation. However, due to the characteristics of luminol being easily oxidized, the detection result may be biased, and the luminescence of the luminol system is basically flash type, which has the disadvantage of low luminescence time and short message noise ratio.

Acridine esters or acridine sulfonamide compounds are direct luminescence chemical agents, which can emit light in a dilute alkaline solution with H2O2, and do not require catalysts or enhancers. Acridinium ester has the advantages of high luminous efficiency, strong luminous intensity, rapid response, low background luminescence, and high signal-to-noise ratio. In terms of disadvantages, acridinium ester is unstable in buffer and easy to hydrolyze. Nevertheless, acridinium esters are currently one of the most widely used chemiluminescent markers, which are widely used in sensitive detection and diagnosis of various types of diseases, and are also widely used in the separation and detection of amino-containing compounds such as proteins, nucleic acids, and peptides.

Hubei New Desheng Material Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2007, a new technology-based enterprise established on the basis of Wuhan Desheng Biochemical Technology Co., Ltd. (2005). After years of innovation and development, the company has now formed a national high-tech enterprise integrating R&D, production, sales and service with in vitro diagnostic reagent raw materials, chemiluminescence reagents, biological buffers, and pharmaceutical intermediates as the leading factor. Desheng has been committed to the development of in vitro diagnostics. Currently, it can provide nearly a hundred kinds of in vitro diagnostic reagent materials. Among them, the advantageous products of chemiluminescence substrates include acridinium ester and luminol, and 6 kinds of acridinium ester are available. Field customer verification to meet customer needs.