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Caffeine has been found to display a low-temperatureβ- and a high-temperatureα-modification. By quantitative DTA the following data were determined: transformation temperature 141±2°; enthalpy of transition 4.03±0.1 kJ·mole−1; enthalpy of fusion 21.6±0.5 kJ·mole−1; molar heat capacity

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in good accord with drop-calorimetric data. For the constants of the equation log (p/Pa)=−A/T+B, static vapour pressure measurements on liquid and solidα-caffeine, and effusion measurements on solidβ-caffeine yielded:
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. The evaporation coefficient ofβ-caffeine is 0.17±0.03.