beta-Phenylethylamine content in marine algae around Turkish coasts

Percot A., Yalcin A., Aysel V., Erdugan H., Dural B., Gueven K. C.

BOTANICA MARINA, vol.52, no.1, pp.87-90, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/bot.2009.031
  • Title of Journal : BOTANICA MARINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90


beta-Phenylethylamine content was investigated in two green, five brown, and ten red marine algae by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. beta-Phenylethylamine was found in six red algae but was not detected in the brown and green algae studied. The highest amount of beta-phenylethylamine was determined in Gelidium crinale (30.42 mu g g(-1)). This is the first report of beta-phenylethylamine in the algae tested and also the first to quantify beta-phenylethylamine in marine algae.