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Substance Name: Phycocyanin
RN: 11016-15-2


  • The metal-free blue phycobilin pigment in a conjugated chromoprotein of blue-green algae. It functions as light-absorbing substance together with chlorophylls.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Phycocyanin

MeSH Heading

  • Phycocyanin


  • EINECS 234-248-8

Systematic Names

  • C-Phycocyanin
  • Phycocyanins, C-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 11016-15-2

System Generated Number

  • 0011016152