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Name: yuhao
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: KS
Country: N/A
Date: 5/13/2005


Question:
can artificial chlorophyll be made? how can it be made? how can we extract chlorophyll from plants in a large scale?


Replies:
Since plants make chlorophyll in abundance, I doubt that anyone would ever have a reason to produce artificial chlorophyll. Just look out the window and notice how the landscape is dominated by green organisms.

That's all chlorophyll; it's one of the most abundant biological molecules on the planet.

Generally, chlorophyll is extracted from leaves using organic solvents like acetone or petroleum ether. It's very easy to extract.

C. Perkins


Re. artificial chlorophyll:

http://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/11727/body/insightsbody.htm

http://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/11727/body/designbody.htm

Re. chlorophyll extraction

http://www.chem-eng.toronto.edu/~diosady/chlorophyll.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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