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Chapter 7

Analysis of Caffeine by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

Caffeine, 1,3,7-trimethyl-xanthine, is a purine-based xanthine alkaloid (Figure 7.1). Caffeine was first isolated from coffee in 1820 by the German chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge and in 1821 by a team of French chemists, Robiquet, Pelletier and Caventou. Pelletier first conceived the word “caféin...

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03 Sep 2012
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2012
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978-1-84973-367-0
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