Bromo-compounds of the red alga Lenormandia prolifera

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Saenger, P, Pedersén, M & Rowan KS 1976, 'Bromo-compounds of the red alga Lenormandia prolifera', Phytochemistry, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 1957-1958.

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Six bromo-compounds and one bromo-chloro-compound have been detected in Lenormandia prolifera (C.Ag.) J. Agardh (Amansieae; Rhodomelaceae). Hydrolysis of the red pigment floridorubin from the same alga yielded five bromo-, one bromo-chloro and one chloro-phenol. The two main phenols of floridorubin were 2,3-dibromo-4,5-dihydroxy benzyl alcohol (lanosol) and 3,5-dibromo-p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol.