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Title: Fluorescent approach to quantitation of reactive oxygen species in mainstream cigarette smoke
Authors: Ou, B.
Huang, D. 
Issue Date: 1-May-2006
Citation: Ou, B., Huang, D. (2006-05-01). Fluorescent approach to quantitation of reactive oxygen species in mainstream cigarette smoke. Analytical Chemistry 78 (9) : 3097-3103. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/ac051993s
Abstract: A novel approach to monitoring of mainstream smoke reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been developed and applied to the quantitation of smoke oxidants. Redoxactive fluorescent probe dihydrorhodamine 6G (DHR-6G) was selected as the molecular probe because it is sensitive to typical smoke ROS. The experimental system couples an automatic cigarette smoke machine fiber-optic fluorometer for real-time monitoring of the reaction progress between cigarette smoke and DHR-6G. Quantitation was achieved based on the amount of rhodamine 6G, which is the sole product from DHR-6G oxidation. With the optimization of the trapping efficiency, we detected 391 nmol of ROS/cigarette in the mainstream CS for a standard cigarette 2R4F under standard Federal Trade Commission smoking protocol. Applying this method, we quantified the ROS of selected cigarettes and found that the cigarettes made of burley tobacco have much (∼10 times) higher ROS content in the smoke than that in the tobacco made of bright tobacco. The smokeless cigarette, Eclipse, has comparable ROS with cigarettes made of bright tobacco. © 2006 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Analytical Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/76194
ISSN: 00032700
DOI: 10.1021/ac051993s
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