Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 408–409 | Cite as

Polysaccharides of brown algae

III. Pelvecyan fromPelvetia wrightii
  • Yu. S. Ovodov
  • A. F. Pavlenko


A sulfated peptidoglycuronoglycan, pelvecyan, has been isolated from the brown algaP. wrightii. Its carbohydrate moiety contains D-galactose, D-mannose, D-xylose, L-fucose, and hexuronic acid residues. The polypeptide component consists of 16 amino acids and may be bound to the polysaccharide moiety by ionic bonds.

Pelvecyan is similar in nature and properties to sargassan, which was isolated from the brown algaSargassum pallidum.


Xylose Alginic Acid Brown Alga Fucose Barium Chloride 


  1. 1.
    Yu. S. Ovodov, V. A. Khomenko, and T. F. Guseva, KhPS [Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds], 6, 285, 1970.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. S. Ovodov
    • 1
  • A. F. Pavlenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biologically Active Substances, Far Eastern Branch, Siberian Division, AS USSRUSSR

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