Chlorophyll

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Description

Green pigment found in plants. Pure chlorophyll appears was waxy dark green to black crystals. In nature, chlorophyll transforms the energy from light into chemical energy by converting carbon dioxide to carbohydrates. Chlorophyll has been used as a green colorant in clothing, soaps, leathers, waxes, foods, liquors, and perfumes. It is also used as a sensitizer for color film. Other uses include as a deodorizer.

Other Properties

Soluble in acids, alcohol. Slightly soluble in ether. Insoluble in water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 2128
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "chlorophyll" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed October 9, 2001].
  • F. Crace-Calvert, Dyeing and Calico Printing, Palmer & Howe, London, 1876