Homocapsaicin

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Homocapsaicin
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Identifiers
CAS number 58493-48-4
PubChem 11674147
ChemSpider 9848876 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C19H29NO3
Molar mass 319.43 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Homocapsaicin
Heat Above Peak (SR: 8,600,000)

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).

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