Science: Red Chlorophyll

Main approach to the problem of utilization of solar energy has been study of green plants, which in their own simple and mysterious way utilize the energy of sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into food. Chief agent in this process of photosynthesis is chlorophyll, the green coloring-matter in leaves, which acts as a catalyst, speeding up the transformation, but undergoing no conversion itself. Since chlorophyll is not effective as a catalyst when extracted from the plant, chemists have been unable to study its action. It is composed of two separate pigments,...