Agent Name

Pheophytin a

CAS Number

603-17-8

Formula

C55-H74-N4-O5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pheophytin A; 3,7,11,15-Tetramethylhexadec-2-en-1-yl (3S-(3alpha(2E,7S*,11S*),4beta,21beta))-14-ethyl-21-(methoxycarbonyl)-4,8,13,18-tetramethyl-20-oxo-9-vinylphorbine-3-propionate; 3-Phorbinepropanoic acid, 9-ethenyl-14-ethyl-21-(methoxycarbonyl)-4,8,13,18-tetramethyl-20-oxo-, (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-yl ester, (3S,4S,21R)-; 3-Phorbinepropanoic acid, 9-ethenyl-14-ethyl-21-(methoxycarbonyl)-4,8,13,18-tetramethyl-20-oxo-, (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-2-hexadecenyl ester, (3S,4S,21R)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Sources/Uses

"Pheophytin or phaeophytin (abbreviated Pheo) is a chemical compound that serves as the first electron carrier intermediate in the electron transfer pathway of photosystem II (PS II) in plants, and the photosynthetic reaction center (RC P870) found in purple bacteria." [Wikipedia]

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