Virtual Planetary Laboratory

VPL Biological Pigments database

A database of spectral absorbance or absorption coefficients of biological pigments, including but not limited to photosynthetic pigments and screening compounds for protection against radiation.

By downloading a dataset, the user agrees to cite sources for each dataset used.
For questions please contact Dr. Nancy Y. Kiang (Nancy.Y.Kiang *at* nasa *dot* gov )

Instructions for Contributors.

Pigment Description ASCII Data Plot
Acaryo625nm_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
Acaryo720nm_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
Alanine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Antheraxanthin_AllTrans_Janik_2007 Description ASCII Data Plot
Astaxanthin_Methanol_Gorton_2001 Description ASCII Data Plot
Astaxanthin_pure_Gorton_2003 Description ASCII Data Plot
BCarotene_hexane_Dixon_2005 Description ASCII Data Plot
BChla_Cogdell_2003 Description ASCII Data Plot
BChlb_Cogdell_2003 Description ASCII Data Plot
BChlc_Frigaard_2004 Description ASCII Data Plot
BChld_invitro_Frigaard_1996 Description ASCII Data Plot
BChle_Frigaard_2004 Description ASCII Data Plot
Betanidin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Betanin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Chla_methanol_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
Chla_ether_Du_1997 Description ASCII Data Plot
Chlb_ether_Du_1997 Description ASCII Data Plot
Chlb_methanol_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
Chld_methanol_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
Chlf_methanol_Chen Description ASCII Data Plot
DOPA-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Diadinoxanthin_solvent_LaFountain_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Diatoxanthin_solvent_LaFountain_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Dopamine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Glutamic-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Histidine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Leucine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Lutein_Acetone_Alekseichuk_2008 Description ASCII Data Plot
Lutein_Ether_Alekseichuk_2008 Description ASCII Data Plot
Lutein_Janik_2007 Description ASCII Data Plot
Lutein_solvent_LaFountain_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Methionine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Neoxanthin_solvent_LaFountain_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Phenylalanine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Pheophytinf_Chen_2010 Description ASCII Data Plot
Proline-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Protocyanin_Takeda_2005 Description ASCII Data Plot
Scytonemin_invitro_Mueller_2005 Description ASCII Data Plot
Tyramine-betaxanthin_Gandia-Herrero_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot
Violaxanthin_solvent_LaFountain_2009 Description ASCII Data Plot