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Analysis of the fatty acid composition of Caulerpa lentillifera using gas chromatography mass spectrometry

Ab. Halim, Noorhazayti and Zamimi, Nurul Najwa and Sayed Kamar, Syarifah Haizan and Muhammad Ali, Suhaila and Darnis, Deny Susanti and Md Mustafa, Md Muziman Syah (2019) Analysis of the fatty acid composition of Caulerpa lentillifera using gas chromatography mass spectrometry. In: Kuantan Research Day 2019 (KRD 2019), 23rd October 2019, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Caulerpa lentillifera or which also known as Sea Grape or Green Caviar is a type of green seaweed from the class of Caurlepacea, order of Caulerpales, family of Caulerpaceae, genus of Caulerpa and species of Lentillifera They are common components of seaweed communities in tropical and subtropical waters. The presence of various phytoconstituents has been from various seaweed species. Yet, the study on phytochemical components and the biological activity of C. lentillifera are not fully understood yet. Hence, this study was done to determine the best extraction solvents for C. lentillifera and to evaluate the phytocomponent (%) in the n- hexane, Dichloromethane (DCM) and methanol extract of C. lentillifera using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. C. lentillifera was collected from the coastal area of Sabah, Malaysia. Then, it was subjected for purification, drying and soxhlet extraction process using n- hexane, DCM and methanol. Only fatty acid compound was analysed using a Perkin Elmer Turbo Mass Spectrophotometer. Based on the result, , it is proved that, methanol is the most efficient solvent as it recorded the highest extraction yield in C. lentillifera Twenty phytocomponents have been identified from all extracts of C. lentillifera by GCMS analysis. This analysis discovered the presence of major constituents like palmitic acid, oleic acid, pentadecanoic acid, behenic acid, myristic acid,etc. Many studies has shown that, most of the identified major compounds were proven to exhibit antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, etc. Thus, it is apparent that C. lentillifera have the potential to be used as seaweed of phytopharmaceutical importance as it contains numerous bioactive compounds.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5869/76388
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caulerpa lentillifera; Fatty acid; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Phytoconstituents; Seaweeds.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Asst Prof Noorhazayti Ab. Halim
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 12:03
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 09:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76388

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