2002 Volume 18 Issue 5 Pages 585-589
The catalytic behavior of iron tetrasulfonatophthalocyanine (FeTSPc) for the oxidation reaction of L-tyrosine with H2O2 in a di-2-ethylhexyl sodium sulfosuccinate (AOT) reversed-micellar system (AOT/cyclohexane) was studied. It was indicated that the reversed micelles could not only enhance the catalytic activity of FeTSPc, but could also increase the fluorescence intensity of the product. Factors that may influence the catalytic reaction, including the concentration of AOT, the cosolubilized water, temperature and pH, were further examined. The possibility of its analytical application was also tested. Experimental results show that the calibration graphs for the determinations of FeTSPc and H2O2 under optimum conditions are linear over the range of 1.0 × 10-8 - 1.0 × 10-6 mol L-1 and 0.0 - 3.0 × 10-6 mol L-1, respectively, with detection limits of 1.1 × 10-9 mol L-1 and 3.1 × 10-9 mol L-1 for FeTSPc and H2O2, respectively.