Hi guys, I was thining about extracting some caffeine, just for fun.
Doing a simply A\B tek (don't know if by cooking or just sodium carbonating in a wet situation, I'll see), but I've only found around that DCM is good to extract.
Since it is too expensive for a game experiment, and the XlogP3 of Caffeine is -0.1, do you think also IPA, or Limonene, would do the work?
I don't even ask about naphta, Trichloroethylene and such, don't think they'd work.
edit: I just figured out an acetone wash + citric acid would give mi caffeine citrate, so no needing to pull out in freebase by DCM. Although I don't know if I'd pull some bad tannins or whatever... maybe using tea leaves is better than coffee. What do you think?
Thanks to everyone who will reply =)