Terminology
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The Phorbin Nucleus

  • XIX. Terminology

    1. Chlorophyllide (Chlide): Chlorophyll (Chl) without a long chain fatty alcohol, such as phytol, at position 7 of the macrocycle. Position 7 is occupied by a free propionic acid residue.
    2. Pheophytin: Chl without the central Mg atom.
    3. Pheophorbide: Chlide without the central Mg atom.

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