Agent Name

Chlorophyll a

CAS Number

479-61-8

Formula

C55-H72-Mg-N4-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Magnesium, ((2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-2-hexadecenyl (3S,4S,21R)-9-ethenyl-14-ethyl-21-(methoxycarbonyl)-4,8,13,18-tetramethyl-20-oxo-3-phorbinepropanoato(2-)-kappaN23,kappaN24,kappaN25,kappaN26)-, (SP-4-2)-; Magnesium, (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-(3alpha(2E,7S*,11S*),4beta,21beta)))-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Waxy blue-black solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

The green pigment in plants and algae; Used to color soaps, oils, fats, waxes, confectionery, preserves, cosmetics, liquors, and perfumes; Also used for dyeing leather, as a sensitizer for color film, and as a deodorant; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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