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Determination of aliphatic hydrocarbons in the alga Himanthalia elongata.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14759670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The algae considered new foods according to Regulation CE 258/97 need a guarantee of their healthfulness before being in the European market. In this work ten samples of the brown alga Himanthalia elongata have been analyzed with the aim of verifying the absence of aliphatic hydrocarbons, due to the ability of the macroalgae to capture lipophilic organic compounds of the marine water coming from accidental or continuous leaks of raw oil and refined products, which happen each year with the growth of the industrialization and the demand of energy. The fat of the samples were Soxhlet extracted using hexane:dichloromethane (1:1) for 7h. The organic fractions were purified using silica microcolumns. The identification and quantification of the aliphatic hydrocarbons have been carried out using gas chromatography (GC) with flame ionization detector (FID). The total hydrocarbon content was between 14.8 and 40.2 microg g(-1) dry weight.
M O Punín Crespo; M A Lage Yusty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecotoxicology and environmental safety     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0147-6513     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-04     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805381     Medline TA:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Area Nutrition and Bromatology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Campus sur s/n 15782, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Algae, Brown / chemistry*
Chromatography, Gas
Food Contamination*
Hydrocarbons / analysis*
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydrocarbons; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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