Typical chemical analysis of caffeine

Caffeine is known as world’s most predominant drug, Caffeine (C8H10N4O2) is the general term for trimethylxanthine. The chemical is also recognized as coffeine, theine, mateine, guaranine and methyltheobromine. Naturally it is formed by quite a few plants, which includes coffee beans, guarana, yerba mate, cacao beans, and tea. Caffeine, is a crystallizable substance discovered by Mr.Pierre Jean Robiquet. Read more


Hanwha Total Petrochemical, a 50:50 joint venture between Hanwha Group and Total SA said that it will invest more than $300 million to expand its integrated refining & petrochemicals platform located in Daesan, South Korea. The investment will increase the site’s polyethylene capacity by more than 50 percent to 1.1 million tonnes per year by the end of 2019. This project complements the steam cracker expansion and flexibilisation project announced earlier this year. Read more


BASF SE and LetterOne Group have signed a letter of intent to merge their respective oil and gas businesses in a joint venture (JV), which would operate under the name Wintershall DEA. The oil and gas business of BASF is bundled in the Wintershall Group consisting of Wintershall Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries, including the gas transportation business. The oil and gas business of LetterOne comprises DEA Deutsche Erdol AG and its subsidiaries. Read more


Clariant International Ltd has signed an agreement with Xuzhou HaiDing Chemical Technology Co Ltd, to develop a custom-built Catofin catalyst and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in cooperation with its technology partner Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I). The project includes the license and engineering design of the unit, which is to be built in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Read more