Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry
group of structurally-similar molecules
contained in many plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. These molecules
are used to harvest light energy (photons
Despite their name, chlorophylls do not contain chlorine.
Chlorophylls appear green because their HOMO-LUMO
are small enough to allow absorption of blue and red
structure of chlorophyll a
Many plants derive their green color from chlorophylls.