Carotenoid glycoside isolated and identified from cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii

Veronika Nagy, Attila Agócs, József Deli, Gergely Gulyás-Fekete, Tünde Zita Illyés, Tibor Kurtán, Erika Turcsi, Szabolcs Béni, Miklós Dékány, Andreas Ballot, Gábor Vasas

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The freshwater cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii was investigated for carotenoid composition. Besides β-carotene, echinenone and (9/9′Z)-echinenone a carotenoid glycoside was found to be the main component. This compound was isolated and subsequently acetylated for structural elucidation. The acetyl derivative was fully characterized by UV–vis, ECD, NMR and HRMS techniques. The detailed 1H and 13C NMR chemical shift assignment of the major carotenoid supported the unequivocal identification of (2′S)-2-hydroxymyxol 2′-α-L-fucoside.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Food Composition and Analysis
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


  • 2-hydroxymyxol fucoside
  • Blue-green algae
  • Carotenoid glycoside
  • Cyanobacterium
  • Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii
  • NMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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