bacteriochlorin

bac·te·ri·o·chlo·rin

(bak-tēr'-ē-ō-klōr'in),
7,8,17,18-Tetrahydroporphyrin; the basic structure of the bacteriochlorophylls.
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In vitro and in vivo efficacy of photofrin and pheophorbide a, a bacteriochlorin, in photodynamic therapy of colonic cancer cells.
Molecules that meet the above three basic conditions are often highly conjugated molecules such as porphyrins, chiorins, bacteriochlorins or plithalocyanines.