Chromatography of chlorophyll
Today I seperated out the coloured pigments in chloroplasts as part of my A2 course. from top to bottom, the colours show carotene, a breakdown product, chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and xanthophyl. It worked really well and the colour seperation I achieved is a lot clearer than any I’ve seen on the internet. However, when drying the extracted chlorophyll I unfortunately managed to catch my hair in the hairdryer which formed an immense knot I had to then cut out…! Note to self: always tie hair back for experiments.