Chlorophyll-Sensitized Photoreduction in the Thionine-Ferrous System

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Science  29 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3409, pp. 1314-1315
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3409.1314-a


The reduction of thionine in aqueous solution to leucothionine by ferrous ions in light can be sensitized by chlorophyll in the colloidal state, as obtained by diluting alcoholic solution with water.