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ABSTRACT: Determinations of the active ingredient in technical and formulated metribuzin were compared by gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) using various solvents, infrared (IR) spectrophotometry, and high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). Ketones could not be used as a solvent for GLC analysis because of Schiff base formation. The GLC method using ethylene glycol monomethyl ether gave results about 1% higher for technical metribuzin than the other methods. GLC using methylene chloride solvent agreed with IR and HPLC results to within 0.4%. GLC using methylene chloride is the preferred method.
Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists 04/1976; 59(2):278-83.