Decoquinate is a coccidiostat used in veterinary medicine.
Decoquinate is labelled for use in cattle for the prevention of coccidiosis in either ruminating or non-ruminating calves, cattle or young goats caused by the species E. chris¬tenseni or E. ninakohlyakimoviae . It is used for prevention of coccidiosis in broilers caused by E. tenella, E. necatrix, E. acervulina, E. mivati, E. maxima or E. burnetti.
Decoquinate produced by 3,4-dihydroxy nitrobenzene in DMF medium with bromodecane to produce 3-hydroxy-4-decyloxy nitrobenzene. And then ethoxylated and reduced to produce 3-ethoxy-4-decyloxyaniline. Then, 3-ethoxy-4-decyloxyaniline is condensed with diethyl ethoxymethylenemalonate to give 3-ethoxy-4-decyloxyanilide methylidene malonate Ester, and finally heated by heat A condensation and finished products.