xanthopterin


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xan·thop·ter·in

 (zăn-thŏp′tər-ĭn)
n.
A yellow pigment found in many insects, especially in the wings of certain butterflies and moths, and also present in the urine of mammals.

xanthopterin

(zænˈθɒptərɪn)
n
(Chemistry) chem a yellow pigment, C6H5N5O2, found in some butterfly or moth wings or in the urine of mammals
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And when Plotkin and his colleagues extracted a yellow pigment called xanthopterin from the hornet's outer shell and plopped it into a solar cell that uses dyes to absorb light, the device squeaked out some electricity.
The team hasn't shown that xanthopterin is linked to production of ATP, the energy-storing molecule of cells.
The hornet's yellow tissues contained the obscure pigment xanthopterin, which gives butterfly wings and mammal urine their color.
When the team isolated xanthopterin in a liquid solution, and then placed the solution inside a solid solar cell electrode, a type of conductor.
AN AB INITIO QUANTUM CHEMICAL STUDY ON XANTHOPTERIN