CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
November 13, 2006

This molecule was originally selected on September 9, 2002

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Ah, caffeine. For many people, productivity at school, work, and home would slip without a morning dose of this alkaloid found in tea leaves, coffee beans, cocoa beans, and kola nuts. Caffeine acts as a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant and is also a diuretic.


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