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Caffeine

SAJ special grade, ≥98.5%

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Synonym(s):
1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C8H10N4O2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
194.19
Beilstein:
17705
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

SAJ special grade

Assay

≥98.5%

form

crystalline
powder

availability

available only in Japan

mp

234-236.5 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 18.7 g/L at 16 °C

SMILES string

CN1C(=O)N(C)c2ncn(C)c2C1=O

InChI

1S/C8H10N4O2/c1-10-4-9-6-5(10)7(13)12(3)8(14)11(6)2/h4H,1-3H3

Inchi Key

RYYVLZVUVIJVGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Biochem/physiol Actions

A central nervous system stimulant believed to act through adenosine receptors and monoamine neurotransmitters. It is an adenosine receptor antagonist and adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) phosphodiesterase inhibitor. Thus, levels of cAMP increase in cells following treatment with caffeine. It has been reported to affect cellular calcium levels, releasing calcium from intracellular stores. It overrides the cell cycle effects of various chemicals such as protease inhibitors, preventing apoptosis; and it has been shown to inhibit cellular DNA repair mechanisms.

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Hazard Statements

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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CONSORT extension for reporting N-of-1 trials (CENT) 2015: Explanation and elaboration.
Larissa Shamseer et al.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 350, h1793-h1793 (2015-05-16)
Louise A Horrigan et al.
Pharmacology & therapeutics, 111(3), 877-892 (2006-03-17)
Caffeine is a member of the methylxanthine family of drugs, and is the most widely consumed behaviourally active substance in the western world. This article is focused on the impact of caffeine on immune function. In this regard, a number
Jonathan M Hodgson et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 97(5), 943-950 (2013-04-05)
Measures of blood pressure variation have been associated with cardiovascular disease and related outcomes. The regular consumption of black tea can lower blood pressure, but its effects on blood pressure variation have yet to be investigated. We aimed to assess
Nicolas Bousette et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 229(3), 374-383 (2013-09-17)
Calnexin (CNX) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) quality control chaperone that has been implicated in ER stress. ER stress is a prominent pathological feature of various pathologic conditions, including cardiovascular diseases. However, the role of CNX and ER stress has
Pierre Ayotte et al.
Environmental health perspectives, 113(10), 1318-1324 (2005-10-06)
The Lower North Shore region of the St. Lawrence River is home to a fish-eating population that displays an unusually high body burden of several organochlorines, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs). We measured biomarkers indicative of liver

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