ethyl chlorophyllide

ethyl chlorophyllide

[¦eth·əl ‚klȯr·ō′fil‚īd]
(biochemistry)
A compound formed by replacing the phytyl (C20H39) tail of the chlorophyll molecule with a short ethyl (C2H5) tail; crystallizes easily and has an absorption spectrum and electrochemical properties similar to those of chlorophyll.