Author : Ardila Gohora
Introduction: Caulerpa lentillifera Sea Grape is a type of green seaweed that thrives in the waters of the Maluku Kei Islands and can be found throughout the year. Seaweed is one of the leading commodities with potential as functional food. Seaweed is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and is a source of natural antioxidants that are easily available and available in quite abundant quantities. The purpose of this study was to identify the Phytol compound in the Methanol Extract contained in Sea Grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera) using the GC-MS method. Research Type: This is an experimental study, where fresh Sea Grapes are taken and washed with running water, then chopped and dried in the sun until the sample is completely dry after drying, mashed and macerated using methanol liquid for 5 days after it is filtered then evaporated using a rotary evaporator until obtaining a thick extract then GC-MS test was performed. Results: obtained that Sea Grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera) contain compounds such as Hexadecanoic, Neophytadiene 8.41%, (2E) -3.7,11,15- Tetramethyl-2-hexadecene 3.35%, 3,7,11, 15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-l-ol 2.20%, Nonadecane 1.18%, 1-Piperidynyl-2-triethylsilylethane 3.92%, Phytol acid 3.92%, beta-monooleid 1.86%, aminoethanethiolsulfuric 1 , 95%, 9-Octadecenoid acid 1.34%, Tanoadanoid-Hexadanoid 1.34% acid 31.24%, beta-monooleid 1.86%, Aminoethanethiolsulfuric acid 1.95%, 9-Octadecenoic acid 1.34%, T-1, Squalene 1.02%. Key words: Seaweed (Caulerpa lentillifera), Hexadecanoic, Methanol.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD