Caffeine - Synthetic
Caffeine is used to enhance the flavour of certain carbonated drinks adding a slightly bitter taste. Also used for stimulation and alertness claims in energy drinks, and in supplements and pharmaceutical products to improve performance and delay fatigue.
- White or almost white crystalline powder
- Starting Material: Cyanoacetic Acid, Sodium theophylline
- Processing Method: Synthesis
- Sparingly soluble in water, freely soluble in boiling water, slightly soluble in ethanol (96 percent).