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Caffeine (1,3,7 trimethylxanthine)


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Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical that is present in tea, cola nuts, guarana and coffee. It is able to stimulate the central nervous system, cardiac muscle, stimulate the respiratory system, act as a diuretic and delay fatigue. The chemical structure for caffeine is 1,3,7-tri methylxanthine. As a modified purine it can act as an inhibitor of enzymes that use compounds containing adenine or guanine as substrates.
Catalog #C0110-15
cAMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor; may be an adenosine antagonist; potent CNS stimulant. Induces cell cycle arrest.
Chemical Name 1,3,7 trimethylxanthine.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at RT for short-term only. Long-term storage is recommended at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Hygroscopic, moisture and light sensitive.
CAS Number58-08-2
Molecular FormulaC8H10N4O2
Molecular Weight194.2
FormSupplied as a white, lyophilized powder.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate names3,7-Dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione; 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine; 7-Methyltheophylline; Alert-Pep; Cafalgine; Cafeina; Caffedrine; Caffein; Cafipel; DHCplus; Dasin; Diurex; Durvitan; Guaranine; Hycomine; Koffein; Mateina; Methyltheobromine; Miudol

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