from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dark reddish-violet crystalline coloring-matter, C32H34N4O2, made by heating phyllotaonin with alcohonc potash. It has the same absorption-spectrum as hematoporphyrin and is otherwise closely related to it. It appears to be derived from pyrrol.
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A substance very closely related to this, with regard to optical properties, has been prepared from a chlorophyll derivative by Hoppe-Seyler, who called this chlorophyll pigment phylloporphyrin on account of the similarity between the two substances.