Caffeine

Caffeine, theobromine and theophylline

Inspite of the slight differences in structure the three xanthines are easily separated by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. The sensitive direct detection is possible at 215 nm. The determination of caffeine and the other xanthines is made in several samples with different matrices.

Caffeine standard solution – 10 mg/l

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 10 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: The standard solution contains 10 mg/l caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, each.
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Standard solution Caffeine, theobromine and theophylline

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Caffeine in energy drink

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: The energy drink was diluted 1:20.
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Caffeine in „energy drink“

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Caffeine in Cola light

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: The Cola was diluted 1:20.
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Caffeine in Cola light

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Caffeine in instant coffee

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: 50 mg of coffee powder were extracted with 10 ml of cold pure water and then tenfold diluted.
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Caffeine in instant coffee

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Caffeine in chocolate beans

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: The amount of theobromine in chocolate beans is an indication for the amount of cocoa. 500 mg chocolate beans were homogenized in 10 ml pure water, filtered and diluted 1:2.
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Caffeine and theobromine in chocolate beans

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Caffeine in shampoo

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 215 nm
  • Description: 50 mg shampoo were extracted in 10 ml pure water.
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Caffeine in shampoo

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Caffeine and taurine in face cream

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 195 nm
  • Description: 50 mg face cream were extracted in 10 ml pure water.
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Caffeine and taurine in face cream

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Caffeine, paracetamol and vitamin C in cold remedy

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 195 nm
  • Description: The content of the capsule was dissolved in pure water.
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Caffeine in cold remedy

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Caffeine und theobromine in green tea

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borat-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 10 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 195 nm
  • Description: 200 mg tea were extracted in10 ml hot water and then diluted 1:5.
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Caffeine and theobromine in green tea

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Caffeine and theobromine in black tea

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 195 nm
  • Description: 200 mg tea were extracted in10 ml hot water and then diluted 1:5.
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Caffeine and theobromine in black tea

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Caffeine and theophylline in a bar with extract of guarana

  • Separation: MEKC
  • Electrolyte: Borate-SDS
  • Capillary: fused silica, 50 µm ID, 64 cm in total
  • Injection: 20 s, 50 mbar
  • Detection: direct UV, 195 nm
  • Description: 500 mg of the bar were homogenized in 10 ml pure water in an ultrasonic bath. The resulting solution was filtered and then diluted 1:5.
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Caffeine and theophylline in bar with extract of guarana

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