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Rapid Determination of Residual Quinolones in Honey Samples by Fast HPLC with an On-Line Sample Pretreatment System

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A method of on-line pretreatment coupled to HPLC with fluorescence detection was developed and validated for the determination of nine quinolones in honey samples. This method simplified the complicated process of sample pretreatment and reduced sample treatment time. Recovery of the quinolones was between 92% - 101% for spiked honey samples. The limit of detection was 0.22 - 3.78 ng/mL (signal/noise ratio = 3). There was good linear correlation between HPLC peak area and concentration of the quinolones, with a linear range of 1.0 - 100.0 ng/mL and correlation coefficients >0.9997. The method proposed was validated for detecting quinolones in honey samples.

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W. Du, J. Yao, Y. Li and Y. Hashi, "Rapid Determination of Residual Quinolones in Honey Samples by Fast HPLC with an On-Line Sample Pretreatment System," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2011, pp. 200-205. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.22023.

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