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Composition and biological activity of volatile compounds of red algae from the Brazilian coast (Rhodophyta)

Grant number: 06/06412-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2007
Effective date (End): September 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy - Toxicological Analysis
Principal Investigator:Ernani Pinto Junior
Grantee:Vanessa Gressler
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Only few reports have shown essential oils (EO) and volatile compounds (VC) from algae and their biological activities, especially from red algae (Rhodophyta). Therefore, the aim of this project is to investigate the presence of EO and VC in Brazilian red algae species, chemically characterize these natural products as well as to verify their microbicide and antioxidant activities. In other to do this, we will use different extraction and analytical techniques such as chromatography (GC-MS, HPLC and TLC), among others, and spectroscopy (UV-VIS, NMR, IR and MS). This project is also supported by a CNPq grant # CT-Saúde Edital 10, No 554660/2006-7. (AU)

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GRESSLER, Vanessa. Chemical composition and biological potency of the marine red algae Laurencia filiformis, Laurencia intricata, Plocamium brasiliense and Ochtodes secundiramea of the Brazilian coast. 2010. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ) São Paulo.

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