Etiket Arşivleri: What is Theobromine?



Fumiya Shigematsu
Nobuyuki Tanaka

Why Theobromine?

 Bitter taste in chocolate
 Effects in our body

What is Theobromine?

 Bitter ingredient in chocolate
 Used for medical treatment
 Contained in Cacao
 “food of the god” (Greek roots)

Chemical Properties

 Water insoluble
 Crystalline powder
 White, colorless
 3,7-dimethyl-2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1H- purine-2,6-dione
 Molar mass: 180.164 g/mol
 Melting point: 345~350°C
 Similar to caffeine but has weaker effects

History of Theobromine

 Discovered in 1841
 Russian chemist: Alexander Woskresensky
 Central and south Amercia
 Viewed as god food
 Religious ceremonies