University Chemistry ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 103-109.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201803007

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Colorful Nature, Colorful Chemistry

Quan LAN,Yuan ZHENG,Zhenggen ZHA,Honglei WANG,Wan LI,Xiaohong LIU,Pingping ZHU*()   

  • Received:2018-03-02 Published:2018-07-17
  • Contact: Pingping ZHU
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In this paper, two experiments on the extraction and separation of pigment in spinach and the extraction of anthocyanins in purple cabbage were introduced to reveal the chemical mystery behind the color of nature. The display effect and the characteristics of the two experiments as the popular science experiment project in chemical science popularization activities were also introduced.

Key words: Nature, Color, Pigment, Chemical experiment, Science popularization