Molecule Day 2001: Caffeine

Chemistry The molecule caffeine is commonly known as a diuretic and a stimulant of the central nervous system. As caffeine is toxic in its pure form, we know that is found in many products that we consume (some of us everyday) at various concentration levels. Just a few obvious examples of caffeine-containing foods and beverages are coffee, tea, chocolate, medications, and soda. Some caffeine is often even detectable in "decaffeinated" products. In addition, caffeine can be found in the biological fluids of those who consume caffeine-containing products.

Poster Titles from the Day -

  • Determination of Heats of Formation of Various Phases of Caffeine Citrate
  • Quantitation of Caffeine in Human Urine by Capillary Zone Electrophoresis
  • The Effects of Varied Caffeine Dosages on Human Reaction Time
  • Does Caffeine Affect the Growth and Health of Brassica rapa?
  • Can You Wake Sleepy Plants With Vivarin?
  • Identification of Caffeine in Coffee Using the Combined SPME-GC/MS Method
  • Determination of Thermodynamic Parameters for the Binding of Purine Analogs to Glycogen Phosphorylase A
  • Analysis of Caffeine NMR by One and Two Dimensional Techniques
  • Determining the Internal Energy of Various Pepsi Samples Using Bomb Calorimetry
  • Examination of the Interactions Between Caffeine and Mitomycin C Using UV/Vis Spectroscopy
  • Analysis of the Interactions Between Caffeine and C18 as a Model for HPLC, Using IR Spectroscopy
  • GCMS Determination of Caffeine in Soda
  • Do You Really Know How Much Caffeine is in Your Tea?
  • Acetylcholinesterase and Caffeine: A Combo Your Nerves Don't Need
  • Will Morning Coffee Perk Up Flatworms?
  • Comparison of Caffeine Resistance During Budding and Mating Conditions in Saccharomy ces cerevisiae
  • The Toxicological Effects of Caffeine: A Common Methyl Xanthine on X. laevis Embryos
  • Quantitative Determination of Caffeine in Pharmaceutical Products by High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Impact of Caffeine on Vinegar Eels: Do Worms in Vinegar Like Caffeine as Much as Vinegar?