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Homework Help: Removing caffeine

  1. Nov 8, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    what are the types of methods to use to remove caffeine?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    column chromatography, distillation, Solid phase extraction and Tlc chromatography
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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2


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    Um, pass the coffee beans through a civet in the reverse direction (regardless of how unhappy the civet is about it)?
  4. Nov 9, 2009 #3
    what is a civet?

    is my answers correct though?
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  6. Nov 9, 2009 #5


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  7. Nov 9, 2009 #6
    i read the links thank you for the info. However, is there any other way to perform an isolating caffeine organic lab experiment besides using methylene chloride?
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