News tagged with chlorophyll molecule

DNA constructs antenna for solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. By combining self-assembling DNA molecules with simple dye molecules, the researchers ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 0

Designing a dye you can count on

Natural substances such as chlorophyll and the heme pigment of red blood cells contain colorful molecules known as porphyrins. They owe their exceptional visual characteristics to a ‘macrocyclic’ chemical structure ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Materials Science
shares0 comments 0

Don't Compare Bananas to Pears

( -- Yellow leaves on banana plants give off a blue glow when viewed under UV light. This luminescence comes from decomposition products of chlorophyll, the substance that makes leaves green.

dateJun 23, 2010 in Biochemistry
shares0 comments 0

Bananas Gone Bad Glow Blue in UV-Light

( -- Nicholas Turro of Columbia University, Bernhard Krautler of the University of Innsbruck, Austria and their colleagues have found that, as chlorophyll ages and begins to disintegrate in banana peels it does ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Biochemistry
shares0 comments 1