Endogenic loliolide, phenylethylamine and exogeniccompounds in marine algae

Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Coban, Sumru Özkırımlı, Huseyin Erdugan, Ekrem Sezik

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV),Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Faculty of Science and Letters,Department of Chemistry, Bulent Ecevit University, 67100, Zonguldak, TURKEY
Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY and Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Yeniyuzyil, Istanbul, TURKEY
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, 18 Mart University, Çanakkale, TURKEY
Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, TURKEY


Endogenic compound loliolide in marine algae Laurencia obtusa var. pyramidata, Chondria capillarisCeramium rubrum, Cystaseira barbata, Ulva rigida, and Ulva intestinalis and phenylethylamine in Chondria capillaris were found. Exogenic compounds were mainly petroleum components and phthalate derivatives. These findings are reported for the first time for the examined algae. These algae are eaten in some eastern Asian countries but its human consumption is not recommended because they potentially absorb many pollutants from the aquatic environment.

Keywords: Algae, loliolide, phenylethylamine, exogenic, GC-MS


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