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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 10-17
 
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Comparative Phycochemical Investigation of Hydrocarbons Content on Some Marine Seaweeds Algae

Amal M. Youssef Moustafa, Gehan A. El-Shoubaky and Essam Abd E. Salem

Abstract:
Isolated hydrocarbons from three green algae (Enteromorpha intestinales, Ulva rigida and Ulva fasciata) and one red alga Hypnea cornuta were qualitatively and quantitatively analysed using Gas-Liquid Chromatography (GLC) technique. Eighteen hydrocarbons in the four specimens of seaweeds namely; dodecane, tetradecane, pentadecane, hexadecane, heptadecane, octadecane, nonadecane, eicosane, hencosane, docosane, tricosane, tetracosane, pentacosane, hexacosane, heptacosane, octacosane, nonacosane and triacontane were registered. Ulva fasciata was characterized by the presence of triacontane (73.38%) while it disappeared from the other selected algae specimens. Docosane was found in all selected algae with high percentages; Enteromorpha intestinales (39.99%), Hypnea cornuta (32.17%), Ulva fasciata (16.22%) and Ulva rigida (10.61%). Octacosane content showed its maximum value 83.03% in Ulva rigida. Dodecane recorded its highest concentration in Enteromorpha intestinales (31.11%). The data analysis indicates that the selected species are polluted samples and can be used as bioindicators of pollution.
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Amal M. Youssef Moustafa, Gehan A. El-Shoubaky and Essam Abd E. Salem, 2008. Comparative Phycochemical Investigation of Hydrocarbons Content on Some Marine Seaweeds Algae. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 2: 10-17.

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjphyto.2008.10.17

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