Chlorophyll is a type form of f chlorophyll that absorbs further in the red ( infrared light) than other chlorophylls. [2 ] It was reported from [3 ] stromatolites from Western Australia's Shark Bay. [4 ]
The finding was made by scientists at the
University of Sydney led by Professor Min Chen, and is the first discovery of a new form of chlorophyll in 60 years. However, the function of chlorophyll [4 ] f in photosynthetic reactions is uncertain and the ecological distribution of chlorophyll f remains unknown.
NMR data, optical and mass spectra and density functional theory (DFT) simulation, it is confirmed to have a structure of C 55H 70O 6N 4Mg or [2- formyl]-chlorophyll a. [1 ] [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Willows, Robert D.; Li, Yaqiong; Scheer, Hugo; Chen, Min (15 March 2013). "Structure of chlorophyll f". Organic Letters. doi: 10.1021/ol400327j.
^ a b Chen, M. .; Schliep, M. .; Willows, R. D.; Cai, Z. -L.; Neilan, B. A.; Scheer, H. . (2010). "A Red-Shifted Chlorophyll". Science 329 (5997): 1318–1319. Bibcode: 2010Sci...329.1318C. doi: 10.1126/science.1191127. PMID 20724585.
^ Ferris Jabr (August 19, 2010). "A New Form of Chlorophyll?". Scientific American . Retrieved . 2010-09-07
^ a b "Australian scientists discover first new chlorophyll in 60 years". University of Sydney. 20 August 2010.