Cu(II) Pyropheophorbide a

41184 Safety Data Sheet Product Number: 41184; CAS Number: 223258-44-4



Cu(II) Pyropheophorbide a CAS: 223258-44-4 MDL:

41184 Safety Data Sheet

Molecular weight: 596.18 g/mol

Molecular Formula: C33H32CuN4O3

CAS Number: 223258-44-4

Storage: Store at room temperature, protect from light

Synonyms: Cu(II) Pyropheophorbide a, 223258-44-4

Field of Interest: Copper Chlorophyllins, Olive Oil Additives 

Background: Cu(II) Pyropheophorbide a is a natural porphyrin derivative specialty chemical manufactured by Frontier Specialty Chemicals. Cu(II) Pyropheophorbide a is a component of copper chlorophyllin, a common food colorant and supplement.


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