dioxopurine

dioxopurine

[dī¦äk·sō′pyu̇r‚ēn]
(organic chemistry)
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Its chemical name is 3,7-Dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione or alternatively 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine; 1,3,7-trimethyl-2,6- dioxopurine; caffeine.