Accession Number : ADA112197

Title :   An Examination by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry of the Hydrocarbons Present in the Alga Botryococcus Braunii,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Galbraith,M N ; Hillen,L W ; Wake,L V

PDF Url : ADA112197

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The hydrocarbons present in a number of 'blooms' of Botryococcus braunii from different Australian sites have been examined by gas chromatography-massspectrometry. This organism was found to contain many novel branched-chain hydrocarbons of the type Cn-H2n-10 where n equals 30, 34, 35, 36 or 37. These compounds were present in both red and green 'blooms' of the alga. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algae, *Hydrocarbons, *Gas chromatography, *Mass spectrometry, Blooming, Colonies(Biology), Oils, Unsaturated hydrocarbons, Concentration(Composition), Measurement, Ionization, Sampling, Red(Color), Green(Color), Australia

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE