Duluth Labs Molecule of the Week (MOTW)

Caffeine

Caffeine

• It is most often found in Pepsi, colas, coffee and energy drinks.
• It is very bitter in its natural form.
• It is a stimulant known to keep you awake and alert!

C ____ F _____ E _____ _____ E

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Acetone

Acetone

  • It’s a volatile substance which evaporates quickly.

  • It can be found in every nail salon.

  • It is also used in perfumes and some skin care products.

_____ C E _____ _____ N _____

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The Chemistry of Barbeque

The Chemistry of Barbeque

  • They contribute to the smoky aroma and taste of barbeque. 

  • They are components of decomposed wood. 

  • They are released during the grilling of wood/charcoal. 

S____ R ____ N ____ O ____       AND    G ____ A I ____ C ____ L

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Serotonin

Serotonin

  • It helps with eating, sleeping, and digesting food. 

  • It has the ability to act as a natural mood stabilizer. 

  • It can be given to patients as a treatment for anxiety and depression 

_____ E _____ O _____ ______ N _____ N 

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Morphine (Opioid)

Morphine (Opioid)

  • It helps to relieve pain 

  • It is a narcotic 

  • It may cause drowsiness 

______ O ______ P H ______ ______ ______ 

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