A quantitative thin layer chromatographic (TLC) method on silica gel, with ethyl acetate–acetone–alcohol, 62 + 40 + 3 (v/v) as mobile phase, has been developed for the determination of olaquindox at ppm levels in animal feed. Preliminary purification consists of extraction with water, adsorption on XAD-4, washing, and elution with acetonitrile. Before the elution step acetylolaquindox is added as internal standard. The residue obtained after evaporation of acetonitrile is dissolved in a small volume of methanol. Quantitation is performed by densitometry at λ = 360 nm.
H. Knapstein, Landwirtsch. Forsch. 30 (1977) 94–101.
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