Date of Award

6-1943

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The purpose of the work has been to attempt to prepare some compounds of the purine group with regard to their possible use in cardiotherapy. Some of the purine derivatives such as caffeine, theobromide, and theophylline under certain conditions exert a stimulating effect on the heart, but under these conditions exert a stimulating effect on the heart, but under these conditions they usually also produce an undesirable rise in the blood pressure.

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