Nordihydrocapsaicin

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Nordihydrocapsaicin
Nordihydrocapsaicin chemical structure.png
Identifiers
CAS number 28789-35-7
PubChem 168836
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C17H27NO3
Molar mass 293.41 g/mol
Solubility in water negligible
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Nordihydrocapsaicin
Heat Above Peak (SR: 9,100,000)

Nordihydrocapsaicin is a capsaicinoid and analog and congener of capsaicin in chili peppers (Capsicum).

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Like capsaicin, it is an irritant. Nordihydrocapsaicin accounts for about 7% of the total capsaicinoids mixture and has about half the pungency of capsaicin. Pure nordihydrocapsaicin is a lipophilic colorless odorless crystalline to waxy compound. On the Scoville scale it has 9,100,000 SHU (Scoville heat units), significantly higher than pepper spray.

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