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C5753 Sigma-Aldrich

Chlorophyll a

from spinach

  • CAS Number 479-61-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C55H72MgN4O5

  • Molecular Weight 893.49

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3586237

  •  EC Number 207-536-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00079050

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24892803

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Properties

Related Categories Allium sativum (Garlic), Cell Biology, Core Bioreagents, Fucus vesiculosus, Hypericum perforatum (St John′s wort),
biological source   spinach
InChI Key   ATNHDLDRLWWWCB-AENOIHSZSA-M
impurities   chlorophyll b, essentially free
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

Chlorophyll a is an important green or blue color pigment in most organisms, which is implicated in oxygenic photosynthesis. It functions as an antenna pigment in photosystems I and II.

Application

A procedure has been described for harvesting native light-harvesting complex IIb (LHCIIb).

Chlorophyll a has been used:
• in the identification of pheophytin a from environmentally friendly cultivated green peppers
• for the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis of carotenoid
• to determine specific absorption coefficients of chlorophylls a and b in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and acetone
• to sense different nitric oxide (NO) species

Packaging

1, 5, 10 mg in ampule

Sealed ampule.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
FW6420000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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