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Poole, R.A., Kielar, F., Richardson, S.L., Stenson, P.A. & Parker, D. (2006). A ratiometric and non-enzymatic luminescence assay for uric acid: differential quenching of lanthanide excited states by anti-oxidants. Chemical Communications (39): 4084-4086.

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The excited states of Tb and Eu complexes of a common macrocyclic ligand are quenched preferentially by electron transfer from the urate anion, allowing the creation of a new assay to measure uric acid in biological fluids.