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Topic: theobromine (26 lines)
1) From: Dave Huddle
--garyZ
 
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GOOD QUESTION
Here's the answer.    This WILL be on the final ;)
Theobromine (3,7-dihydro-3,7-dimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione)
(C7 H8 N4 O2).. "from the tree Theobroma cacao, whose name, in turn
comes from Greek 'theos' (god) and 'broma' (food)."
You didn't ask, but......
Caffeine (3,7-dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione)
(C8 H10 N4 O2)..."from French 'cafe' (coffee).  The name dates back to
1830."
Quoted frOR "ORGANIC CHEMISTRY - THE NAME GAME -Modern Coined Terms and
Their Origins",  Alex Nickon & Ernest F. Silversmith
Dave
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