Simple brominated phenols in red algae

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Pedersén, M, Saenger, P & Fries, L 1974, 'Simple brominated phenols in red algae', Phytochemistry, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 2273-2279.

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By using TLC and GLC-MS techniques, 23 species of red algae, representing nine orders, were analyzed for the presence of simple bromophenols. Ten bromophenols were detected, five of which might be artefacts. Furthermore, lanosol was identified in sea water from the Polysiphonia Brodiaei—zone. Bromophenols were detected in species from the families Ceramiaceae, Delesseriaceae, Bonnemaisoniaceae, Rhodophyllaceae, Corallinaceae and Rhodomelaceae.