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[*] posted on 23-12-2016 at 23:16
Caffeine Derivatives

I recently made a bunch of caffeine by extraction (from those 'stay awake' pills you find at the drugstore) to use as a pesticide.

The pests are all dead now, and I'm left wondering what to do with the caffeine. Does anyone know of some interesting caffeine derivatives? Caffeine salts? Other xanthines or purines maybe? Perhaps there are some interesting compounds to be made by cleaving the ring/rings?

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[*] posted on 24-12-2016 at 10:51

Here is a relevant thread:

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