, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 643–644 | Cite as

Dimethyloxarsylethanol from anaerobic decomposition of brown kelp (Ecklonia radiata): A likely precursor of arsenobetaine in marine fauna

  • J. S. Edmonds
  • K. A. Francesconi
  • J. A. Hansen


The novel arsenic compound, dimethyloxarsylethanol, has been isolated from anaerobically incubatedEcklonia radiata. It is proposed that this compound has a key position in the biosynthesis of arsenobetaine.


Arsenic Arsenic Compound Marine Fauna Arsenobetaine Anaerobic Decomposition 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Edmonds
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. A. Francesconi
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. A. Hansen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Australian Marine Research LaboratoriesNorth Beach(Australia)
  2. 2.Division of Fisheries and OceanographyCSIRONorth Beach(Australia)

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