A New Photoactivated Fluorescence Detection Method for Trichloroethylene


Journal Article

We describe here a novel method using photoactivated fluorescence for the detection of trichloroethylene (TCE). The approach involves photoactivation by uv irradiation of TCE in the presence of a photoactivator, diphenylamine, subsequent excitation of the photoproduct complex, and detection of the luminescent photoproduct. The photoproduct exhibits new absorption fluorescent bands. Conventional fixed-wavelength excitation and synchronous luminescence (SL) are used for detection.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pal, T; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • August 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 470 - 473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-4522

Citation Source

  • Scopus