We demonstrate that electorogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) of an organometallic Eu(III) complex, tris(dibenzoylmethane)phenanthroline europium(III), whose emission spectra is very sharp with the maximum wavelength of 612 nm, can be used as a light source for the detection of PO4 3- based on changing the absorbance of the ion associate of malachite green (MG+) and phosphomolybdic acid. The ECL was also applied to measure the absorbance of MG+. With the detection system we established, absorbance up to ~1.6 with a change of ~0.1 could be detected.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry