Hill Reaction

Nick Fisher nef at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 20 15:32:45 EST 1995

In article <3um65b$7r0 at usenet.srv.cis.pitt.edu>, soriano+ at pitt.edu (David 
Soriano) wrote:

> I am an organic chemist working on the Hill reaction to produce hydrogen 
> gas. I need to discuss some of my findings with a plant/ chloroplast 
> expert. I am working on stabilizing chloroplasts on novel supports and I 
> think I have found a new catalyst to produce hydrogen from hydroquinones. 
> I need a supplier of fresh chloroplasts since I am not good at the 
> technique of isolation from spinach. I hope to hear from interested 
> parties. The inter-net is sure a good way to meet scientists outside your 
> discipline! Regards, D.S.S.

The only way to get fresh chloroplasts is to prepare them yourself! It's a
remarkably easy procedure to carry out. As with any organelle,
chloroplasts are not the most stable entities after removal from their
host tissue.

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