Molecule of the Week

Caffeine

November 11, 2006

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.

Get more information on this molecule from CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service)