pH dimensions are frequently made using a calibrated pH meter at 25°C (or other stated temperature), and offer a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.

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D Webster, in Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Second Edition), 2003


pH measurements have been, and continue to be, widely provided as a quick, precise meacertain of the acidity of fluids of all sorts. Tright here are 2 techniques for measuring pH: colorimetric methods utilizing indicator services or documents, and the more exact electrochemical techniques using electrodes and a millivoltmeter (pH meter). The advance of the glass electrode, which is convenient to usage in a range of environments, and also the advance of the pH meter have allowed the widespread application of pH measurement and manage to take area. The determicountry, and thus the control of pH, is of excellent prestige in the food market.

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Miscellaneous Physical, Chemical, and also Microorganic Test Methods

Vitthal S. Kulkarni Ph.D., Charles Shaw Ph.D., in Essential Chemisattempt for Formulators of Semisolid and also Liquid Doseras, 2016

11.1.3 pH (US Pharmacopeia )

pH measurements are generally made making use of a calibrated pH meter at 25 °C (or other mentioned temperature), and also give a meacertain of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution. The pH stcapacity profile of the energetic ingredient within the formulation, merged via the safe pH array for the product in use, will certainly define the acceptable limits for the formulation. pH dimensions deserve to be taken on the bulk product (to assess the degree of any adjustments to be made before completion of mixing and start of filling), on the finiburned product (to identify compliance via set boundaries, and release of the batch), and on storage (to give an indication of formulation stability).

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Microelectrodes for in-vivo determination of pH

David Daomin Zhou, in Electrochemical Sensors, Biosensors and their Bioclinical Applications, 2008

10.4.6 Wiremuch less pH measurement systems

Wiremuch less pH measurement systems have actually been provided in clinical studies. Unprefer a stand-alone pH electrode, a power source, manage electronics, and a signal transmitter have to be incorporated right into a wiremuch less device. Watanabe et al. <138> have actually reported a wireless pH sensor to record salivary pH consistently. The sensor system transmits pH data through a telemeattempt system for around 19 hours through a 3 V lithium battery (190 mAh). The error of transmitted pH information was much less than 0.15 pH in the selection of pH 5.0 to 9.0.

In another research by Okij et al. <139>, a wiremuch less pH sensing mechanism developed for in-vivo pH measurement in the digestive mechanism is composed of a pH measurement chip, a wireless interaction chip, and also a power management chip. The radio frequency (RF) for signal transmission was 2.45 GHz and the signal attenuation was discovered to be 60–90 dB via the human body equivalent. An ISFET was supplied as the pH sensor and a capacitor kind battery as the power source. The power intake was reported to have a low 50 nJ through the aid of a differential amplification and also a pulse operation architecture.

Liao et al. <62> reported a various telemetric device that was designed to meacertain pH potentiometrically or ethanol amperometrically. In this mechanism, the pH was measured from an all-solid-state pH sensitive glass membrane electrode via a slope of 45.19 mV/pH making use of a homemade potentiostat. The exceptionally thin planar glass membrane (just 0.7 μm) was sputtered on top of Pt seed layer on a ceramic substrate. The measured pH information was wirelessly transmitted through a PDA-based telemeter to a remote receiver. A fast A/D converter confirmed benefits in carrying pH signal via less damping for top pH response.

Rao et al. <140> defined a examine using a commercial pH sensitive radio-telemeattempt capsule (RTC) to evaluate small bowel and also colonic transit time in athletes with gastrointestinal symptoms. The RTC (form 7006 Remote Control Solution, London, UK) is composed of a glass electrode with an integral referral cap and battery. RF transobjectives from the capsule are detected by a solid-state receiver worn on the belt of the patient. The recorder samples the pH from the capsule at 6 second intervals for a period of 24 hours. They used pH transforms as an indication of the pH capsule's movement. A sharp increase in pH from roughly pH 2 to pH 6 suggests that the capsule has relocated into the duodenum from the stomach. Then the pH increasingly rises to a plateau roughly pH 8, which indicates that the capsule has actually moved right into the terminal ileum. Another commercially easily accessible wireless pH sensor (Bravo) from Medtronic Inc. has been offered to measure esophageal pH for a period of 48 hrs and it will be discussed later.

Michael W. Kaarrangement, Krzysztof Palczewski, in Methods in Neurosciences, 1993

Preparation of Reaction Proteins and also Membranes

The pH assay of PDE activity has actually been used to homogenates of rod external segments from frog or bovine retinas, as well as to reconstituted systems produced from purified components of the visual transduction reactivity sequence. Bovine ROS need to be prepared from fresh retinas according to either Paperunderstand (3) or Schnetkamp and Daeguys (4). The advantage of the second over the first method is negligible, because Ficoll should be rerelocated before assaying PDE activity. The concentration of rhodopsin is measured spectrophotometrically in the existence of hydroxylamine, assuming a molar extinction coefficient (ɛ498 nm) of 40,600, making use of approaches analogous to those of Wald and Brown (5). Once ROS are isolated from fresh retinas, they can be aliquoted and stored at −80°C for 3–5 weeks. Frozen retinas are not suitable as starting material for isolating ROS for assays of PDE activity. Isolated ROS from frozen retinas contain substantially more contamination of retinal debris, specifically membranous product, than fresh retinas. ROS isolated from frozen retinas likewise contain a lot greater proteolytic activities, leading to proteolytic activation of PDE and to significantly even more active light-independent task.

Remade up devices deserve to be ready and also assembled from purified components. Descriptions of the measures for purifying reactivity components can be discovered elsewhere in this volume. It is worth mentioning that rhodopsin should be in the indigenous disk membranes rather than in remade up phospholipid vesicles, since the recomprised vesicle system has, as yet, not been totally identified. PDE can be purified as recommfinished by Kühn (6). Rhodopsin should be preincubated via transducin, PDE, and also alternatively, rhodopsin kinase for a minimum of 40 min before assaying activity. In general, recomprised systems are much even more hard to occupational via, since many more variables in such devices need to be assessed and normalized.

M. Nakao, in Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2nd Edition), 2014


Two-dimensional pH dimensions of electrolyte were lugged out at the bottom of an electrolysis cell. The measured location was 9.6 × 5.0 mm, and the number of measuring points was 48 × 25. The measured location consisted of the points directly under both the anode and also the cathode. The measuring time for each photo was 25 s. After the 1fifth measurement, one more round of electrolysis was brought out under the same problems except for the polarity of the present.

Figure 12 reflects the adjust of pH distribution in electrolyte solution prior to and after electrolysis. Generation of pH distribution was plainly displayed in the pH imeras (Figure 12(b)), even though there was no pH circulation prior to electrolysis (Figure 12(a)). After the second electrolysis, generation of an opposite pH distribution was observed inside the pH distribution produced by the first electrolysis (Figure 12(p)).

On repetition of pH imaging, development of the pH-spread area was oboffered (Figure 12(c–o)). After the first electrolysis, expansion of the reduced pH area appeared to occur faster than that of the higher pH region. As the two regions ended up being closer, the growth came to be sreduced and also then became distorted. After the second electrolysis, development of the newly created pH distribution was likewise oboffered in the pH distributions already existing (Figure 12(p)). Tbelow were neutral pH regions bordering both the lower and greater pH regions generated after the second electrolysis. The expansions of both reduced and also better pH regions created by the second electrolysis were reportedly sreduced than those of the areas created by the first electrolysis. In enhancement, as both of the areas produced by the second electrolysis increased, those currently created by the initially electrolysis became diffsupplied. This result mirrors that the growth of proton and hydroxide relies on the background pH, and that diffusion including acid–base neutralization can additionally be visualized on pH images.

It was shown that the electrocreated pH distribution and also its growth could be imaged by two-dimensional potentiometric pH imaging. Using the pH values stood for in pH imeras, the pH distribution was studied quantitatively. Acid and also base neutralization in an extremely little area was likewise oboffered. Such measurement and also imaging are seldom feasible once a conventional technique of potentiometric pH measurement is used.

It is necessary in electrochemistry that the distributed pH values roughly the electrodes are acquired separately from those in the mass region bereason a lot of electrode procedures involve pH adjust roughly the electrodes. In certain, recent advanced modern technology needs electrodeplace or electrochemical etching on a microscopic range. The preliminary outcomes present the appliccapacity of this chemical-imaging sensor to such procedures.

S. GłąbA. Hulanicki, in Encyclopedia of Analytical Science (Second Edition), 2005

Experimental Determicountry of pH

The earliest technique of pH determicountry is based on the shade adjust of some herbal or synthetic dyes, either in the create of a solution or as indicator records. Even in the ideal case the accuracy of pH determination is not better than 1 pH unit. Somewhat more specific (uncertainty 0.1 pH) might be accomplished by the spectrophotometric measurement of absorbance of a solution containing such indications. The pH selection for a solitary protonation equilibrium of the indicator spans not even more than 2 pH devices approximately the pH worth corresponding to the pKH value of the indicator. The disbenefit of optical pH sensing is the impact of various other colored substances existing in the sample and the affect of macromolecular species such as proteins. The change of the shade of the indicator is likewise the basis of optodes sensitive to pH. The indicator is immobilized in a polymeric film at the sensor finish that is in contact through the sample. The dissociation characteristic of the indicator in those conditions might be significantly different from that recognized for dilute aqueous media. Besides, the optode senses the pH value at the solution–sensor interface, which might differ from that in the mass sample solution. On the other hand also, absorbance dimensions carry out not require a referral sensor, contrary to the electrochemical dimensions.

The most common electrochemical actions of pH evaluation are based upon potentiometric dimensions. The theoretically ideal described is the hydrogen electrode, consisting of platinum steel in call via hydrogen gas yet its usage, but, is restricted to specialized laboratories. The assorted types of glass electrodes offer a broad pH array of dynamic response, which only at the ends of the pH range might be topic to acid or alkaline errors. The glass electrodes are of assorted constructions, both macro and micro down to the micrometer range. Many convenient for regime measurements are glass electrodes mounted in one body with the recommendation electrode. The uncertainty of electrochemical pH measurements is generally below 0.02 pH unit but may depfinish on the building details of the cell. For distinct applications the glass electrode can be reput by some metal/steel oxide electrodes, of which the antimony electrode is the majority of frequently supplied. However before, such sensing electrodes are more sensitive to the existence of redox species in the sample solution. Sensors that newly became more famous are those through polymeric membranes, containing a pH sensitive carrier such as tridodecylamine. Their use in nonaqueous media is frequently restricted, and their lifetime is regularly shorter than that of glass electrodes.

S. Karastogianni, ... S. Sotiropoulos, in Encyclopedia of Food and also Health, 2016

Construction and principle

There are specific applications for pH dimensions wright here the usage of glass cannot be tolerated and miniaturization is also crucial. Among these, food experimentation and biomedical experimentation are the a lot of usual situations wright here breaking of the thin glass membrane of a glass electrode would be catastrophic and inclusion of the meter in a catheter is regularly needed. The initially of these needs is fully met by nonglass pH electrodes, whereas the second one have the right to be partially met if, along with a miniature pH-sensing device, a miniaturized reference electrode is likewise offered. The most typical nonglass electrodes (apart from the Sb-based ones) are those based on ISFETs, which originated from the steel oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) that are commonly used in modern-day electronic devices.

A MOSFET is composed of a semiconductor (e.g., a p-kind Si) spanned by a thin insulating layer of an oxide (e.g., SiO2) and also four metal terminals: the substprice (located at the cost-free challenge of the semiconductor), the source and drainpipe (situated between the various other challenge of the semiconductor and also the oxide), and the gate (located on optimal of the oxide layer (Figure 2(a))). The application of an appropriate gate voltage VG changes the charge/conductivity of the semiconductor channel between the drainpipe and also the resource. For instance, for an enhancement-mode MOSFET (wbelow the semiconductor is not heavily doped) and also for a p-form semiconductor, a positive VG prejudice above a certain threshold value VT outcomes in the mobile hole h+ intrinsic carriers being puburned amethod from the oxide/semiconductor interface right into the bulk of the latter; this leaves behind a thin electron-well-off (n-type) channel in between the gate and also drainpipe terminals. If a positive bias, VD, in between the drainpipe and also the resource is used, then the electrons flow through the n-channel providing increase to a drainpipe present, ID. For a continuous worth of VD, this drainpipe current depends on the gate predisposition VG (even more accurately on expressions containing its distinction from the thresorganize potential, VG − VT).

In an ISFET provided as a pH meter, the gate electrode terminal is replaced by a reference electrode, and the sample solution is in between this electrode and the insulating oxide, which is pH-sensitive (e.g., SiO2, Si3N4Ox, Al2O3, or Ta2O5), as illustrated in Figure 2(b). (For other ion-sensitive ISFETs, tbelow is an additional ion-selective membrane on peak of the oxide layer.)

In an ISFET pH meter, alters in the pH of the sample solution transform the surchallenge potential of the oxide layer (by means of ion exadjust reactions similar to <6>), which consequently modifies VT and, as a result, the drainpipe existing ID. There are two modes of operation: a continuous VG voltage operation through which ID is monitored through a existing follower circuit and also a consistent ID present mode, by which the changes in VG essential to keep a constant ID using a feedearlier circuit are taped. In either situation, the measuring circuit need not be identified by a really high impedance, as is the situation of the potentiometric glass electrode. A helpful implication of this is that the meters of a glass and an ISFET electrode are not interchangeable in a straightforward manner.

The voltage output of a pH ISFET (either after convariation to VT values or as directly concerned changes of VG, relying on mode of operation) have to theoretically follow a Nernstian dependence on sample proton concentration. However before, most of the metal oxide materials offered do not exhilittle bit the Nernstian/maximum sensitivity of ~ 59 mV dec− 1 (e.g., SiO2 has actually a 30 mV dec− 1 value, Si3N4Ox has ~ 55 mV dec− 1, and also just Ta2O5 viewpoints the theoretical value).

The reduced sensitivity is probably the just drawago of ISFET pH meters (the other is their higher cost) via respect to the glass electrode. However before, their nonvulnerable property (particularly if a miniaturized referral electrode is likewise embedded in an all-plastic body), their fast response time, and their ability to run at too much pH values make them the only viable solution for many type of applications.

Commercial glass electrodes, mainly for pH dimensions, differ in building because they need to serve various functions. The electrode tips might have different forms, consisting of tubular flow-via electrodes (Figure 3). Special electrodes are provided under problems of high pressures or high temperatures or in shock conditions. Electrodes for clinical applications, in particular for measurements in vivo and also regulate of biotechnical processes, need to not be damaged throughout sterilization at 120°C. Special building is vital for microelectrodes for biochemical objectives. They deserve to be as little as 0.5 μm in diameter to permit measurements within single cells. In many type of cases it is convenient to usage combination electrodes that contain the indicator glass membrane electrode and also the referral electrode in one rigid body (Figure 4A).



Glass membrane electrodes, mostly used for pH measurements but likewise for the NH4+ ion are provided for building of gas sensors (Figure 4B). Such sensors, based upon a principle presented by Severinghaus (1958), consist of glass electrodes covered by a thin film made of porous hydrophobic plastic, so that the solution cannot permeate right into the pores. A thin layer of an electrolyte solution is situated between the surface of the film and the glass surface. The pH value of that solution changes under the affect of a gas (e.g., NH3, CO2, SO2), diffmaking use of with the film and also is the meacertain of the gas concentration in the sample solution.

Anvarious other form of multiple membrane sensor consists of a glass electrode in contact through a thin layer of solution, being extended via an immobilized enzyme layer. The enzyme (e.g., urease) catalyzes the reactivity of the analyte (e.g., urea) and also the assets of the reaction CO(NH2)2+H2O→CO2+2NH3. The resulting change in the pH of the solution in call with the glass electrode permits quantitative determination of the analyte (in this instance urea).

The bag-isolation procedure necessary for intracellular pH measurements in PMCs is essentially perdeveloped as described by Harcrucial and also Whiteley (1980).


Place 1 mL of larval suspension in a 1.5 mL Eppendorf tube.


Wash three times through calcium and magnesium-cost-free man-made seawater (CMFSW) containing 100 μM EDTA, pH 8.0 by spinning larvae dvery own and replacing the supernatant.


Replace CMFSW by a dissociation medium (DM) containing 1 M glycine, 100 μM EDTA in distilled water readjusted to pH 8.0.


Rearea DM by a bag-isolation tool (BIM) containing 40% CMFSW, 40% 1 M dextincreased, and 20% distilled water. Adsimply to pH 8.0.


Pipet gently to completely remove ectodermal cells and replace BIM after 1 min by filtered seawater (FSW).


Incubate larvae at 10–15 °C inside the perfusion chamber in FSW containing 50 μmol L− 1 BCECF-acetoxymethylester (BCECF-AM) for 45 min (uptake and cleavage of the esterified dye by intracellular esterases). Protect from light.


Using this protocol, both epithelial as well as PMCs can be kept viable for hrs and also the dye-loading procedure results in a signal-to-noise proportion for the emission signal of > 10 throughout an experimental period of > 2 h without appreciable loss of signal intensity.


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