can artificial chlorophyll be made? how can it be made?
how can we extract chlorophyll from plants in a large scale?
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.
Re. artificial chlorophyll:
Re. chlorophyll extraction
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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