Phthalic Acid in the Deep Sea Jellyfish Atolla

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DURING an analysis of the lipids of the deep sea jellyfish Atolla, an unusually large percentage of phthalic acid was found in the fatty acids of the saponifiable fraction. The identification was based on gas liquid chromatographic (GLC) analysis on three columns (Table 1).

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    Ackman, R. G., and Hooper, S. N., Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 24, 549 (1968).

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    McLafferty, F. W., and Gohlke, R. S., Anal. Chem., 31, No. 12, 2076 (1959).

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MORRIS, R. Phthalic Acid in the Deep Sea Jellyfish Atolla. Nature 227, 1264 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271264a0

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