CHLOROPHYLL OIL SOLUBLE

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

CAS NO. 1406-65-1
479-61-8, 42617-16-3 (
Chlorophyll a)
519-62-0 (
Chlorophyll b)

 

EINECS NO. 215-800-7
207-536-6 (
Chlorophyll a)
208-272-4 (
Chlorophyll b)
FORMULA C55H72MgN4O5, C55H70MgN4O6
MOL WT. 893.50, 907.49

H.S. CODE

 

TOXICITY

 

SYNONYMS  
[3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-2-hexadecenyl 9-ethenyl-14-ethyl-21-(methoxycarbonyl)- 4,8,13,18-tetramethyl-20-oxo-3- phorbinepropanoato(2-)-N23,N24,N25,N26]-, [SP-4-2-[3S-[3.alpha.(2E,7S',11S'), 4.beta.,21.beta.]]] Magnesium (Chlorophyll a); [3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-2-hexadecenyl 9-ethenyl-14-ethyl-13-formyl-21- (methoxycarbonyl) -4,8,18-trimethyl-20-oxo-3- phorbinepropanoato(2-)- N23,N24,N25,N26]-, [SP-4-2-[3S-[3.alpha.(2E,7S',11S'), 4.beta.,21.beta.]]] magnesium (Chlorophyll b)
SMILES

 

CLASSIFICATION

NATURAL COLORANT /

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CHLOROPHYLL & CHLOROPHYLLIN

Chlorophyll is the generic name for several fat-soluble green plant pigments which includes the open-chain bile pigments and the large ring compounds. The structure of chlorophyll molecule has four nitrogen-containing pyrrole rings bonded to a central magnesium atom, and the fifth ring containing only carbon atoms, and various long hydrocarbon tails attached to the pyrrole rings. The molecular structure of the chlorophylls is similar to that of the heme bound to proteins forming hemoglobin, except that the latter contains iron(II) ion in the center of the porphyrin. Chlorophyll a and b are the most common of the several chlorophyll molecules. Chlorophylls a  is a waxy blue-black microcrystalline green-plant pigment, C55H72MgN4O5, with a characteristic blue-green alcohol solution. Chlorophyll occurs in all organisms exhibiting aerobic photosynthesis (green plants, algae, and cyanobacteria). Chlorophyll b, occurs in higher plants, is a similar green-plant pigment, C55H70MgN4O6, having a brilliant green alcohol solution. There are chlorophylls c1 and c2 in diatoms and brown algae, and chlorophyll d in red algae.

Chlorophyll a

Chlorophyll b

Chlorophyllin is a water-soluble salt obtained by alkaline hydrolysis of chlorophyll with replacement of the magnesium by copper and methyl and phytyl ester groups by sodium and potassium. Preparations of the salts are applied topically for the deodorization of skin lesions and administered orally to deodorize ulcerative skin lesions and the urine and feces in colostomy, ileostomy, or incontinence. Chlorophyll absorbs visible radiation in the blue-violet and red regions of the electromagnetic spectrum; the green portion is not absorbed and transmitted and reflected, resulting in the green color appearance of plant leaves. Chlorophyll plays an important role in the conversion of sunlight into chemical energy in the process of photosynthesis.  In this biochemical process, the energy absorbed by chlorophyll transforms carbon dioxide obtained from air and water absorbed by the roots into plant food, carbohydrates and waste product of oxygen which, however, is released into the environment for most life. The other plant pigments involved in light harvesting and energy transfer in photosynthesis are carotenoids, phycobilin, or phycoerythrin which become apparent when the amount of chlorophyll decreases and show the other colors.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL STATE green to black paste
MELTING POINT  
BOILING POINT

 

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

 

SOLUBILITY IN WATER

Insoluble

SOLVENT SOLUBILITY

soluble in organic solvents including ether, benzene, white oil 

pH  
VAPOR DENSITY

 

REFRACTIVE INDEX

 
AUTOIGNITION

 

NFPA RATINGS  
FLASH POINT

 

STABILITY

Stable under ordinary conditions

APPLICATIONS

The intense color of chlorophyll is useful as a commercial pigment. It is used as a green dye for food, toothpaste, detergents and cosmetics. It has chelating agent activity also. It is used in ointment, pharmaceutical (especially liver recovery and ulcer treatment). It is applicable in luminescence chemistry, spectrophotometric analysis as well as organic synthesis and polymerization catalyst.
SALES SPECIFICATION

APPEARANCE

green to black paste

CONTENT

10.0% min

EXTRACTION RATIO 3.75 max (E405nm/E630nm)

As

2 ppm amx

HEAVY METALS

5 ppm max

LOSS ON DRYING

30.0% max

TRANSPORTATION
PACKING

160kgs in drum

HAZARD CLASS  
UN NO.  
OTHER INFORMATION
Hazard Symbols: n/a, Risk Phrases: n/a, Safety Phrases: 22-24/25
CHLOROPHYLL MOLECULES

Product

CAS RN

Chlorophyll a 479-61-8
Chlorophyll b 519-62-0
Chlorophyll d 519-63-1

Pheophytin a 

603-17-8
2-Chlorovitamin K1 1258-63-5
Chlorophyllins copper potassium sodium 1337-20-8
Chlorophyll 1406-65-1

Methylpheophorbide 

5594-30-9
Bacteriochlorophyll d 8067-29-6
Chlorophyll c 11003-45-5
Chlorophyl Cu complex 11006-34-1
Chlorophyllypt 12750-97-9
Chlorophyllin b 13962-39-5
Methylchlorophyllide B 14057-06-8
Chlorophyllide b 14428-12-7
Chlorophyllide a 14897-06-4
Protochlorophyll 14751-08-7

Chlorophyllide a 

14897-06-4
Chlorophyllin sodium 15203-43-7
Chlorophyllin 15611-43-5

Pheophorbide a 

15664-29-6
Methylchlorophyllide A 15741-04-5

Bacteriopheophytin 

17453-58-6
Bacteriochlorophyll 17499-98-8
2,4-Divinylprotochlorophyllide 18433-30-2

Pheophorbide b 

20239-99-0
Protochlorophyllide 20369-67-9
Zinc chlorophyll b 22088-19-3
Chlorophyll a' 22309-13-3
4-Vinylprotochlorophyll a 22429-66-9

Pyropheophorbide a 

24533-72-0
Copper chlorophyll sodium 26061-35-8
Copper chlorophyllin A 26317-27-1

Phylloerythrin

26359-43-3
Sodium copper chlorophyllin 28302-36-5

Methyl phaeoporphyrin a(5)

29169-79-7
Sodium iron chlorophyllin 32627-52-4
Cobalt chlorophyllin 41751-89-7
Chlorophyll a 42617-16-3
Chlorophyll P 700 53321-11-2
Chlorophyll P 680 53808-91-6
Bacterioviridin 53986-51-9
Methyl bacteriopheophorbide c 81689-98-7
Chlorophyllins 85536-03-4
Aluminum chlorophyll complexes 100208-54-6

Methylpheophorbide-a-(hexyl-ether) 

128146-77-0
Monovinyl protochlorophyllide b 136889-66-2

2-(1-Hexyloxyethyl)-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a

149402-51-7