Bacteriochlorophyll a

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M7002-2 2mg solid $886
M7002-10 10mg solid $3,544



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Bacteriochlorophyll a is a Bacteriochlorophyll from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Bacteriochlorophylls a, b, and g are bacteriochlorins, meaning their molecules have a bacteriochlorin macrocycle ring with two reduced pyrrole rings (B and D). Bacteriochlorophylls c, d, e, and f are chlorins, meaning their molecules have a chlorin macrocycle ring with one reduced pyrrole ring (D).


Chemical Formula: C55H74MgN4O6


Exact Mass: 910.5459


Molecular Weight: 911.524


Elemental Analysis: C, 72.47; H, 8.18; Mg, 2.67; N, 6.15; O, 10.53




Bacteriochlorophyll a



Bacteriochlorophyll from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides


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InChi Code: InChI=1S/C55H75N4O6.Mg/c1-13-39-34(7)41-29-46-48(38(11)60)36(9)43(57-46)27-42-35(8)40(52(58-42)50-51(55(63)64-12)54(62)49-37(10)44(59-53(49)50)28-45(39)56-41)23-24-47(61)65-26-25-33(6)22-16-21-32(5)20-15-19-31(4)18-14-17-30(2)3;/h25,27-32,34-35,39-40,51H,13-24,26H2,1-12H3,(H-,56,57,58,59,60,62);/q-1;+2/p-1/b33-25+;/t31-,32-,34-,35+,39-,40+,51-;/m1./s1


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Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001





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  1. Rätsep M, Linnanto JM, Freiberg A. Higher Order Vibronic Sidebands of Chlorophyll a and Bacteriochlorophyll a for Enhanced Excitation Energy Transfer and Light Harvesting. J Phys Chem B. 2019 Aug 22;123(33):7149-7156. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06843. Epub 2019 Aug 9. PMID: 31356081.


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