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Caffeine

1,3,7-trimethylxanthine

Caffeine_2D_Structure

The most popular psychoactive drug in the world. Use of this stimulant is encouraged in most workplaces, although it can be physically addictive.

Also known as 3,7-dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione, methyltheobromine, guaranine
CAS58-08-2

Dosage:

  • Oral

    Caffeinated carbonated beverages contain from 20-70 mg of caffeine. A cup of coffee contains between 65 and 175 mg. A cup or glass of tea typically contains 40-70 mg. A chocolate bar contains about 30 mg. Caffeine pills such as Vivarin contain 200 mg. Caffeinated mints generally contain 5-10 mg each.


Taxa Containing Caffeine:

2.00%
5.00%Seeds, maximum reported value.

Preparations:

  • Coffee
    Beverage brewed from the roasted beans of Coffea arabica.
  • Tea
    A beverage made from the dried and cured leaves of Camellia sinensis, containing caffeine and theophylline

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Created 3/23/2000 1:38:19
Modified 2/2/2001 12:44:26
Leda version 1.4.3