Homocapsaicin, N-Vanillyl-9-methyldec-7-(E)-enamide, trans-N-Vanillyl-9-methyldec-7-enamide, N-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)-9-methyldec-trans-7-enamide, Vanillylamide of 9-methyldec-trans-7-enoic acid, HC
Homocapsaicin is a capsaicinoid and analog and congener of capsaicin in chili peppers (Capsicum). Like capsaicin it is an irritant. Homocapsaicin accounts for about 1% of the total capsaicinoids mixture and has about half the pungency of capsaicin. Pure homocapsaicin is a lipophilic colorless odorless crystalline to waxy compound. On the Scoville scale it has 8 600 000 SHU (Scoville heat units).