Chlorophyll is extracted from plants and chemically modified by replacing the magnesium with copper. Copper Chlorophyllin is obtained by the coppering of chlorophyll following its alkaline hydrolysis.
Chlorophyll E 140 (i) is derived from grass, alfalfa and nettles. It is oil soluble.
Chlorophyll E 141 (ii), Sodium Chlorophyllin, and Sodium Copper Chlorophyllinit is obtained by alkaline hydrolysis of E 140 (i) (Oil soluble form). It is water soluble.
Chlorophyll E 141 (i) is obtain by replacing magnesium with copper.
Alternative Names/ Forms: Chlorophyllin, Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, Magnesium Chlorophyll.
E-Number: E140/ E141
C. I. No. : 75810/75815
Application: Instant food, Soft drinks, Soups, Beverages, Soaps, Cosmetics, Ice cream, Jellies.