QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION AND FT-IR ANALYSIS OF ALGINATE FROM BROWN SEAWEEDS OF KARACHI COAST
Full Paper

Keywords

Seaweeds
Phaeophycota
Alginate
FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)

How to Cite

Rasheed, I., Khan, U., Tabassum, A., & Aliya, R. (2018). QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION AND FT-IR ANALYSIS OF ALGINATE FROM BROWN SEAWEEDS OF KARACHI COAST. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 27(1), 39–43. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/21

Abstract

In this study alginate was extracted for the first time from few species of Phaeophycota (Cystoseira indica, Padina tetrastromatica and Jolyna laminarioides) whereas Spatoglossum variabile and Sargassum tenerrimum, has been reported earlier from Karachi coast. Chemical bonding of extracted alginate was examined by using FTIR spectroscopy. Furthermore in pre-extraction step seaweeds were treated with diluted sulfuric acid solution for two different time intervals, all the selected alginophytes showed increased yield of alginate at 12 hrs treatment as compare to 5 hrs treatment.

Full Paper
Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.