Economic Botany

, 9:3

Chlorophyll derivatives—Their chemistry? commercial preparation and uses

  • John C. Kephart

DOI: 10.1007/BF02984956

Cite this article as:
Kephart, J.C. Econ Bot (1955) 9: 3. doi:10.1007/BF02984956


These products are commercially obtained in the United States to the extent of about 80,000 pounds annually by extraction of about 32,000,000 pounds of alfalfa, for the most part by only three concerns. They are finding increasing use, not only in the manufacture of popular deodorants but also in medicinal preparations for treating anemia and hypertension, as a healing agent and in oral hygiene.

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Kephart
    • 1
  1. 1.National Chlorophyll and Chemical Co.Lamar

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