ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Phytochemical Profiling of the Red Seaweed, Halymenia dilatata by GC-MS Analysis
Authors : Uma Maheswari M, Reena A
Keywords : Halymenia dilatata, marine algae, GC-MS analysis, phytochemical.
Issue Date : Aug 2017
Abstract :
Though numerous studies are being carried on marine algae for their structurally diverse bioactive compounds, there is a lot more to be explored. The present study was designed to bring out the phytochemical composition of the red algae, Halymenia dilatata, on which there is not much information. Halymenia dilatata was collected from the coastal area of Mandapam, Tamil Nadu, India and was subjected to methanol extraction. GC-MS analysis of the methanol extract was performed to analyse the phytochemical constituents of the algae and the analysis revealed the presence of seventeen phytocomponents. Majority of the identified compounds were found to be from fatty acid group and others were from alkane, acetate, amide, alkenyl, alcohol and steroid group. The major constituents of the extract includes Hexadecanoic acid, methyl ester, n-Hexadecanoic acid, 6,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-one, 9-Octadecenoicacid (Z)-methyl ester, 2-Dodecen-1-yl(-)succinic anhydride. Most of the identified compounds were reported to possess antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antitumor and antifouling properties. From the results, it is evident that Halymenia dilatata contains various bioactive compounds and can be recommended as seaweed of phyto-pharmaceutical importance.
Page(s) : 167-172
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 8, No.08