Table 2 expresses the results of the TLC Plate. The solvent was aceton/water (39 : 21, v/v). A more weakly absorb compound is eluted faster from the column than a more A further and more explanatory research question for this investigation would be; The investigation of different eluents in Thin layer chromatography on Chlorophyll Retardation Factor value and polarity. molecules attract to polar molecules, it was discovered that the molecule that did not move, the After, place the As a result, any Pour the Table 1 Column Chromatography Data Table of Solvents and Observations-The rest of the pipette is completely yellow. conclusion of the solvent’s travel. Distances of each pigments travel was calculated, which, Copyright © 2021 StudeerSnel B.V., Keizersgracht 424, 1016 GC Amsterdam, KVK: 56829787, BTW: NL852321363B01, Separation of Liquids by Fractional Distillation and Analysis by Gas Chromatography. Thus they should also be handled with care to not get in contact with the skin, be inhaled much and also disposed of in a waste beaker and given to the teacher to be taken care of in an environmentally friendly manner. components. pigments are less polar and will sink. When it comes to polarity, the β-carotene is a hydrocarbon and thus is very non-polar. Xanthophylls with a yellow pigment is the most polar dye in contrast to the others, due to their ability to exhibit Van der waals, dipole-dipole and hydrogen bonding interactions. takes up half the pipette. On the, performed using a vacuum filtration. -The rest, from below the yellow to the end of the pipette, is clear, reaching all the way down the darker green, normally found above chlorophyll a, pheophytin a is the gray colored band, and They are naturally occurring compounds, and considering they contain either 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 carbon atoms, it means that they have a compound with a 5 carbon atom chain that serves as their building block. 3 cm2 leaf in mortar [If tissue is coarse, silver sand may be added] Grind until all tissue broken up Add ca. is the stationary phase of all the compositions. E. aureum and F. benjamina), cut into pieces measuring approximately 2 cm x 2 cm A recent plant physiology manual (Reiss 1994) identifies six pigments from spinach leaves extracted with hexane and chromatographed with petroleum ether … Chlorophyll b was discovered to be more polar than chlorophyll a. This is due to the dye pigment’s polarity -Below the green is a thick band of yellow that takes up half the pipette. The branches end is the head and the branches is the tale. observed. stayed around at the top of the pipette while the orange dye slowly traveled down, hence, In the 2:8 mixture, three bands where observed, Only farnesol (RF = 0.35) was detected. 4:6 0.03 0.09 0.23 Not observed Not observed Not observed With pure Hexane, a yellow colour formed around the fang-like green shape of the sample. What is the Rf value of xanthophyll?.53 or .50. The higher the Rf value, the less polar the compound. From visual observation, these two eluents gave me no proper Rf values, considering many of the trials ended up as streaks of lines and also the compounds in a gradient mixture didn't seem to help much either. Specially intriguing how, to understand compounds on a molecular level gives a better understanding of the chemical and physical properties on a macroscopic level. According to my Hypothesis, I believed that whenever a non-polar eluent such as the Hexane would be used to perform the TLC, or when the non-polar compound was at highest ratio in a polar gradient mixture, the Chlorophyll sample would move up the most and when a polar solvent would be used, it would move the least. Thus it is logical to use eluents according to their polarity and the order of polarities amongst the different compounds I predict are; Hexane on Carotene and Pheophytin, Ethyl Acetate on Chlorophyll and lastly Methanol on the most polar being Xanthophylls. Meaning, both Chlorophylls are more polar than β-carotene. Carotenoids are tetrapernes and an example being β-carotene, responsible for the orange colour in carrots. In plants, lutein is present as fatty acid esters in which one or two fatty acids atta… They are capable of absorbing specific wavelengths of visible light and then convert them into chemical energy to perform photosynthesis. (2) Each eluent would have its own pipette and small measuring cylinder. 6mL of Hexanes. methyl orange from methylene blue. As an anti-oxidant, beta carotene inhibits free-radical damage to DNA. be observed. Similarly, spot 2 (grey color) had Rf value of 0.60 and identified as pheophytin. Thin-Layer Compounds that lean towards the mobile phase (nonpolar/ less Tel: 01509 555500 Cat No: TLC-410-610X Thin Layer Chromatography Separation of: photosynthetic pigments in leaves anthocyanins in leaves, flowers, fruit and vegetables Method Place ca. Trial Solvent System Observations As the solvents traveled up the plates, the pigments separated and distinction (6) The Chlorophyll solution was left to cool and then was ready to use. An example of this is depicted in Figure 2. ), Chlorophyll a Chlorophyll b Pheophytin a Pheophytinb (may not Getting the sample crooked or uneven makes it harder to measure the Retardation factor, considering it becomes more difficult to know how far the sample has traveled or where the middle is. Why Carotene is considered the least polar compound in the bunch, is because its most polar functional group are the methyl groups and no other. add an additional 5mL of methylene chloride. the organic layer from the funnel into a flask, the aqueous solution can be discarded. This pathway is now termed the PAO/phyllobilin pathway (Hörtensteiner and Kräutler, 2011; Christ and Hörtensteiner, 2014), acknowledging that the core enzymatic step of chlorophyll breakdown is catalyze… solid, preventing movement. Chlorophyll breakdown is one of the most obvious signs of leaf senescence and fruit ripening. Experiment two involved Thin-Layer Chromatography. What is the Rf value of chlorophyll a1?.48. What is the Rf value of chlorophyll a?.46. are the sources of lutein. In general considering I am only investigating the extracted chlorophyll and not each dye individually, I predict that the sample will move most with the mobile phase for the non-polar compound Hexane and also in the polar gradients with Hexane having the highest ratio in the mixture. Lutein is a “Lipophilic molecule” which means it is insoluble in polar solvent like water. -Very thin band of yellow below the green. Hexane : Ethyl Acetate : Ethanol (in different ratios listed in the table in analysis section), Hexane : Ethyl Acetate : Ethanol : Methanol (in different ratios listed in the table in analysis section). As a conclusion, the different components all have different visible colours, which can be observed and thus their separation on the TLC paper can be followed visually. Mobile phase is a solvent that carries the sample and the stationary phase on the TLC plate. However, the chemicals used as solvents to perform TLC are mostly irritating to the skin, flammable as well as harmful to the human body and nature. The retention (Rf) value for each one of the pigments and the concentration of chlorophyll a and b were calculated, and all of the results were put in tables. Thus, due to different affinities and polarities of compounds tested, results differ. The TLC procedure consists of eight steps. composition. carotenes, and xanthophylls. Mobile phase, however, is a liquid, or gas, that flows through the stationary phase. To calculate the Rf value for each pigment use the following formula: Rf Value = distance travelled by the pigment distance travelled by the solvent R f Value table for the solvent used (90% propanol, 10% ether) Pigment R f value Carotene 0.94 Xanthophyll 0.89 Chlorophyll A 0.46 Chlorophyll B 0.22. The most abundant Chlorophyll is Chlorophyll A, although many plants contain a significant amount of Chlorophyll B with a different of an aldehyde group at the C-7 position rather than a methyl group in Chlorophyll A. The Rf value is the distance the substance travels up the plate (to center of the spot) divided by the distance the solvent moves. It was witnessed that the blue/green dye The resulting yellowing of leaves can be observed every autumn and the change in color of fruits indicates their stage of ripening. The first, Mobile Phase Composition My prediction compared to my data, shows that my hypothesis was wrong and instead the more polar eluents seemed to move up the sample the most. Here is the information on the table: Solvent front- 12 cm Beta Carotene 10cm Pheophytin a- 8cm Chlorophyll a- 6cm Chlorophyll b- 4cm Xanthophyll- 2cm Thanks so much! Generally a known and an unknown compound are investigated to identify the unknown one. organic layer back into the separatory funnel. Pigment Rf value range Colour Relative position Carotene 0.89-0.98 Yellow Very close to the solvent front Pheophytin a 0.42-0.49 Grey Below the top yellow, above the greens Pheophytin b 0.33-0.40 Brown Below the top yellow, above the greens Chlorophyll a 0.24-0.30 Blue green Above the other green, below the grey Chlorophyll b 0.20-0.26 Green Below the other green Xanthophylls 5 Acetone (Ef of 20.7) -Very top is a blue/green band. rf = distance color travels distance solvent front travels DAY TWO UPON ENTERING LAB TURN THE POWER CONTROL KNOB ON THE SPECTROPHOTOMETER TO THE "ON" POSITION Preparation of samples for spectrophotometric analysis 1. fraction of the new pheophytin. (3) A small capillary was used to extract the Chlorophyll and place on to the X mark and the spot was dried with a hair dryer. compositions. separation is visible after an adequate amount of time is given, an example of the setup is shown. takes up a quarter of the pipette.-The rest is a clear color where the solvent There are no particular safety issues when performing this investigation. It is due to the differences in the porphyrin central atoms of Chlorophyll and Porphyrin that makes Chlorophyll more polar than Porphyrin. With methanol, a yellow circle separated from the sample and the green circle went all the way up to the solvent front. The bands closet to the original dot are more polar, which make them attached Dye mixture is added to a solvent, a Thus, I believe for the future, Butanol, Propanol and Ethanol should be eliminated from future trials and in future investigations. Its Rf value is 0.57. Other aliquots of the hexane solution were analysed by thin-layer chro- matography on silica gel impregnated with paraffin [24]. reached the end of the pipette without leaving A 4 Ethyl Acetate (Ef of 6.0) -Very top is a blue/green band. In general, a high Rf value, means a compound has high polarity and a low Rf value means the compound is nonpolar, which means my data on Retardation values have quit a large limitation. extract to the plate on top of the spot drawn. Also, the TLC paper needs to handled with a lot of care using gloves to not damage its surface. The rest are mobile phase compositions with Uneven advanced samples occurred due to the sides of the TLC paper touching the sides of the TLC chamber. Column Chromatography is one of the experiments and its Step five is to remove the TLC plate from the chamber when the elution has reached ones that stayed stationary, are polar. (5) Using a tweeter and gloves, the TLC paper was carefully picked up and placed inside a beaker with eluent solution (called the TLC chamber) with the eluent under the origin line. The “head to tail” bonding fashion making their isoprene units join together which forms terpenes and this is known as the isoprene rule. Table 2 Pigment Retention Factors (Rf). What is the Rf value of chlorophyll b1?.30. The Rf value is 0.5. The sample is spotted on the origin line of the TLC plate and put upright in a TLC chamber with eluent in the bottom, in which the capillary action develops. Meaning, the yellow colour was less polar and thus moved less than the green and so I believe the yellow colour was in fact β-carotene. Variables of the procedure includes the amount of silica Column Chromatography is the technique used to purify compounds from mixtures using a the extraction. Therefore –OH is ortho, para directing and -NH2 is meta deactivating. The TLC plate is removed before the eluent reaches the top and the calculation of the retardation factor or Rf value is obtained. (2) A thin line was drawn 1cm from the base of the paper carefully and an X was drawn in the middle of the line. solvents that traveled up the TLC plates were concluded to be nonpolar. carotene is a pale yellow colored band. nonpolar, as witnessed in Pipette 1 and 2. approximately 0.5-1.0cm from the top of the plate. Chlorophyll b was 16cm color behind. This method is used for larger sample sizes. from mixtures. Silica gel contains an alcohol (OH) functional group making it a polar molecule. Its Rf value is 0.64. The IUPAC definition is: “Column chromatography is a physical method of separation in which the components to be separated are distributed The stationary phase, also known as the adsorbent, is a solid polarity like surface bound to the TLC plate and certain well known example for a stationary phase is Silica (SiO2), which will be used to perform the investigation. (3) If it would be a mixed solution, they would all be measured in a measuring cylinder using a pipette and then poured into a beaker to be mixed before use. It was identified as β–carotene. To distinguish and study the various pigments present in plants through the process of paper chromatography. The last reason could be the different compounds in the sample itself affecting the polarity difference and thus interrupting the travel up the TLC paper. Thus, a compound not migrating from the origin would have an Rf of 0, a compound migrating with the solvent front would have an Rf of 1.0, and a compound migrating half as far as the solvent front would have an Rf of 0.5. These plates Sizzer, TLC paper & silica gel, Tweezer, Pipettes, Pen, Ruler ±0.05 cm, Gloves, 3 beakers, Measuring cylinder ±0.1 ml, Parafilm, Mortar, Stove. (8) Each eluent was tried out 3 times in 3 different beakers In order to get an average Rf value for the analysis. observed), 0:10 0 0 0 0 0 0 pipette column. The ratio of chlorophyll a to chlorophyll b was then also calculated and the result was 2.6:1, which is quite close to … -make high value targets first-do not neglect mid value and by-products-explore niche species -> 80K species are identified FUTURE OUTLOOK TRUE Realization of microalgae potential in Bioadhesives and beyond: Antioxidants, PUFAs, Proteins and hydrolysates Bio-adhesives from microalgae (5) Solution goes from light green to a darker green. I calculated the RF values for each and was then given the task of identifying each from the RF value. Retention Factors (Rf). Spinach also contains a small amount of zeaxanthin, another xanthophyll. Klimov and Ke (7) first observed this signal in spinach preparations reduced to −420 mV. the extract. Add 25-50mL of H 2 O to wash the organic layer, Separation of the compounds is due to the affinity to polarity of the solvent to the substance. (3) Using a coffee filter, the solution was filtered into a beaker, leaving the leaves behind and put on a stove. The yellow pigments were the solvents color. Thin Layer Chromatography Rf values Mobile Phase Chlorophyll A Chlorophyll B Pheophytin Could someone please explain to me how to do this? What is the Rf value of chlorophyll b?.25. Silica is a polar substance, due to the surface crystals consisting of polar hydroxyl (OH) groups, the mobile phase will be an an organic solvent mixture and the solvent, a relatively non-polar substance in contrast to the silica adsorbent. Fill to 1/3 a spectrophotometer cuvet with isopropyl alcohol. The probability of the reason behind it being the measurement with the ruler is very low considering the rulers uncertainty as well as calculated uncertainties were very low. The colour separations make me assume that the separations were the green colour. With a total distance of 28cm, chlorophyll a Experiment 7 Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Of Salicyamide . Because of this, the chlorophylls were more polar and were below pheophytin a on the TLC plate. September 19, 2014, Two experiments were performed to test the separation of pure compounds from a mixture, consists of varying Rf values and the total distance traveled by the solvent, but the order of In Thin Layer Chromatography, the stationary phase is a thin layer such as silica on a plate and the mobile depends on the sample that is investigated. are no longer any clumps. The hypothetically best eluent from the available ones in school according to the background information above, the solvent that is most focused on and of which a polar gradient will be made of as well is Hexane. up the plate. Its Rf value is 0.64. Chlorophyll extraction through evaporation overnight or over several days might give a better result. Step seven is Describe the Rf value of paper chromatography. However, the separation turned into a horizontal thick line of dark green and light green dye. Liquid passed the solid if the solvent is completely Using the value obtained and comparing it with a known value, one can for example identify the compound at hand. The chief pigments in healthy spinach leaves are chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, lutein (a xanthophyll) and beta-carotene, which is better known as vitamin A. used, the construction of the model, and the composition of the mobile phase. Pheophytin is a grey pigment related to Chlorophyll, with the difference of that its Porphyrin ring does not have Magnesium ion in the center, but two different protons instead. Ethyl Acetate also gave quit a good result when it comes to separating Chlorophyll A and B on one of the trials. analysis of the results. So I have to do a lab report for Biology I and I was given a table of pigment levels and told to calculate the Rf values. A line needs to be drawn to make the So, for the next time, a ready made professionally extracted chlorophyll could improve the current investigation to an extent. (2) 50 ml of rubbing alcohol (such as ethanol) was put inside the mortar and further blended until the solution got an even green colour. Step one is to obtain TLC plates and mark them with then repeat the last few steps (adding the 5mL of H 2 O-draining organic layer). -Rest of pipette was untouched by the solvent more polar. In plants, one can find two different types of Chlorophyll , Chlorophyll A and Chlorophyll B, which will be isolated from spinach leaves for this investigation. the decision of which two TLC plates provided the best separation of all five pigments Pheophytin a traveled a total 14cm, being the most polar of all three bands. “Chlorophyll A”, the dark green colour “Chlorophyll B” and the yellow “β-carotene”. Uniformly 14C-labeled pheophytin a (the Mg-free deriv… leaves exits the plate. absorbent, solvent did not reach the rest of the But the Chlorophylls contain C---O and C---N bonds being polar groups and Magnesium bonded to Nitrogen all form an overall strong polar bond. The problem might lie behind the extracted chlorophyll that the method was correct, but the process of high heat and particular alcohol might have damaged the remaining concentrated chlorophyll after all the alcohol was evaporated. a pencil a centimeter above the bottom. Pheophytin a traveled a total 14cm, being the most polar of all three bands. Rf values : a)Chlorophyll extract: Rf- 0.95 colour- yellow orange compound- β-carotene; ... Rf- 0.5 colour- grey compound- pheophytin a ; Rf- 0.3 colour- brown yellow compound- pheophytin b ; Rf - 0.1 colour- yellow compound- xanthane; Final Questions. very important in the separation processes. Before the eluent reached the top of the TLC plate, it should be removed, Solvent front marked and the Rf value should be calculated using the following formula: The value can then be compared with a known one to identify compounds, measure polarity, affinity and analyze a compound in whole. Chlorophyll, with a porphyrin ring structure, is the molecule found in the chloroplast of the plants that are responsible for the green colour of the leaves. With the help of the tables in the result and analysis section as well as the picture to the right, the TLC procedure with only pure Hexane showed a seperation of green, dark green and yellow as well as yellow line right by the solvent front. Then, add small quantities of Na 2 So 4 until there filtrate, is to be gathered into a separatory funnel. During the development of the TLC plate, the components are separated based upon polarity. However, like Chlorophyll, it has Porphyrin A with a methyl group and Porphyrin B with a aldehyde group, making B more polar than A and thus A not really visible as well. But, then the extracted Chlorophyll will then have to be already prepared before the investigation. It contains the two most separated compositions, due to the separation of the 1:1 mixture of methylene blue-methyl orange, methylene blue being (1) Using a mortar, few spinach leaves were put inside and smashed to pieces. (1) Many different eluents were tested as well as a few mixed together to analyse the outcome and expand the trials. Taken together, the mobility of the compound on TLC with precise Rf values, absorbency patterns on UV, VIS and IR ranges, 100% purity on HPLC, molecular weight, NMR spectroscopy, the isolated antibacterial compound was assigned as a hydrate of pheophytin a (molecular formula: C 55 H 74 N 4 O 6). Spinach leaves, mainly contain Chlorophyll A & B and β-carotene as their major pigments, but their are other smaller compounds such as α-carotene, Xanthophylls and Pheophytin that are oxidized versions of Carotenes. As mentioned earlier in the conclusion section, the Rf values seem to show quite a large limitation. This will represent where the pigments began their travel Another improvement could be that the solvent systems polarity might be damaged and thus a more appropriate one should be applied. Each trial represents each pipette column. The reduced pheophytin acceptor has a gaussian epr signal 13 gauss wide centred at g = 2.003. Its Rf value is 0.57. Lutein: It is the most common xanthophyll, which is synthesized by the green plants itself. 8 present all the compositions b1?.30 be eliminated from future trials and in future investigations thus I... In the outermost cyclohexene rings distance travelled by each in the 2:8 mixture, three.... 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