Numerous enzymes have been demonstrated to be active in non-aqueous solutions, yet the utility of phosphatases under such conditions has been difficult to determine. Here, we demonstrate the ability to fluorescently detect naphthol AS‑MX in high percentages 1,4-dioxane with a fluorescence differential compared with naphthol AS‑MX phosphate. While intensities and maximum fluorescence wavelengths changed depending on solvent conditions, these results demonstrate this system’s potential for testing phosphatase activity in high amounts of dioxane.
Kindl, Evan D.; Koschnitzke, Kevin E.; Blauwkamp, James A.; McCann, Sean M.; and Moorman, Veronica R., "Fluorescence of Naphthol AS-MX is Readily Detectable in Dioxane Mixtures" (2019). Chemistry & Biochemistry Publications. 3.