Studies of Chlorophyll-Lipid-Water Systems

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Science  12 Apr 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3824, pp. 188-189
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3824.188


Preliminary studies of the electronic absorption spectra of chlorophyll molecules in aqueous glycolipid and phospholipid dispersions are reported. The spectra show a shift for the red peak of chlorophyll of some 10 millimicrons to longer wavelength compared with the spectrum of chlorophyll in ether. Photochemical studies were carried out with cytochrome c incorporated into the aqueous layers separating the lipid bilayers.