Extraction of pigments and fatty acids from the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae)

  title={Extraction of pigments and fatty acids from the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae)},
  author={K. Wiltshire and M. Boersma and A. M{\"o}ller and H. Buhtz},
  journal={Aquatic Ecology},
  • K. Wiltshire, M. Boersma, +1 author H. Buhtz
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • In this paper, the efficiency of pigment and fatty acid extraction from resistant algae using Scenedesmus obliquus as an example was examined. We found that adding quartz sand and solvent to freeze-dried algal material and subsequent extraction in an ultrasound bath for 90min at −4 °C resulted in excellent extraction of these compounds. This extraction method was compared with a method regularly used for extraction of fatty acids and pigments, i.e. addition of solvents to algal material with… CONTINUE READING
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