Distribution of Phlorotannins in the Brown Alga Ecklonia cava and Comparison of Pretreatments for Extraction

@article{Chowdhury2011DistributionOP,
  title={Distribution of Phlorotannins in the Brown Alga Ecklonia cava and Comparison of Pretreatments for Extraction},
  author={Muhammad Tanvir Hossain Chowdhury and Issa Bangoura and Ji‐Young Kang and Nam Gyu Park and Dong Hyun Ahn and Yong-Ki Hong},
  journal={Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={198-204}
}
The brown seaweed Ecklonia cava is known to be a rich source of phlorotannins that have diverse biological activities. Among the phlorotannins in E. cava, concentrations of dieckol and phlorofucofuroeckol-A, which were identified as major active components, were determined in different parts of the tissue. We compared the efficacy of different pretreatments for their extraction. A high- performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method to determine phlorotannin concentrations showed good accuracy… 

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