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September 27, 2013

I’ll take success where I can find it

by Janie Jones

Surely there are few things which look better on a resume that being able to say you successfully isolated caffeine and sublimated it into a nearly pure sample.

Which I did.

And, even if you’re not a chemistry geek, you would have to admit that watching a solid sublimate is pretty cool.

So, what does one do with .0035 grams of pure caffeine that took you 5 hours over two weeks to isolate and purify?

You throw it away.