Chlorophyll a and b - New Analytical Standards for Natural Pigments

By: Matthias Nold, Product Manager, Reference Materials,

LeafNew Analytical Standards for Natural Pigments


The compounds of the chlorophyll family are natural pigments that are essential for photosynthesis and responsible for the green color of plants and algae. The chlorophylls are all structurally very closely related, containing a porphyrine or chlorin ring with magnesium and, in the case of chlorophyll a and b, a long phytol chain.

Chlorophyll is also applied as a food colorant (E140).

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