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β-Phenylethylamine content in marine algae around Turkish coasts

Aline Percot, Ahmet Yalçın, Veysel Aysel, Hüseyin Erdugan, Berrin Dural and Kasım Cemal Güven
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β-Phenylethylamine content was investigated in two green, five brown, and ten red marine algae by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. β-Phenylethylamine was found in six red algae but was not detected in the brown and green algae studied. The highest amount of β-phenylethylamine was determined in Gelidium crinale (30.42 μg g-1). This is the first report of β-phenylethylamine in the algae tested and also the first to quantify β-phenylethylamine in marine algae.

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Received: 2008-5-5
Accepted: 2008-11-20
Published Online: 2009-02-01
Published in Print: 2009-02-01

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