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Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 271–274 | Cite as

Isolation of preparations with a high content of eicosapentaenoic acid from the red marine alga Palmaria stenogona

  • N. A. Romashina
  • V. E. Vas'kovskii
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Abstract

The composition is given of the fatty acids of the red marine algaPalmaria stenogona. The amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the alga was 69.9–77.0% of the total fatty acids. The procedure for isolating EPA of 80–90% purity from the alga is described which includes the saponification of the algal lipids, the selective extraction of the unsaponifiable lipids, the isolation of the free fatty acids, and their separation by the method of crystallizing inclusion complexes of the fatty acids with urea.

Keywords

Eicosapentaenoic Acid Silver Nitrate Caustic Soda Enoic Acid Polyenoic Fatty Acid 

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  • N. A. Romashina
  • V. E. Vas'kovskii

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