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Isolation of Caffeine from Tea

The purpose of this experiment was to practice fundamental laboratory techniques by isolation of caffeine, from tea leaves. Camellia sinensis (tea) Caffeine Analysis (Isolation of Caffeine) This experiment was conducted to study the simple isolation of an alkaloid and to train with fundamental laboratory equipment like the separatory funnel and distillation apparatus. Ten commercial tea bags (23.06 grams) were used for the extraction. Boiling water (~275 mL) was used to extract caffeine from the solid leaves. This was the most efficient solvent […]