Bromophenols from Red Algae

Science  01 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3792, pp. 1058-1059
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3792.1058


3,5-Dibromo-p-hydroxybenzyl alcohol is reported as a natural constituent of Odonthalia dentata and Rhodomela confervoides. The amounts isolated, based on the fresh weight of the tissue, were 0.024 and 0.003 percent, respectively. A major phenolic compound in both algae was 2,3-dibromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzyl alcohol.