Homodihydrocapsaicin

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Homodihydrocapsaicin
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Names
IUPAC name
N-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)-9-methyldecanamide
Other names
Homodihydrocapsaicin, N-Vanillyl-9-methyldecanamide, Vanillylamide of 9-methyldecanoic acid, HDHC
Identifiers
279-06-5 YesY
ChemSpider 2341417 N
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PubChem 3084336
Properties
C19H31NO3
Molar mass 321.46 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Homodihydrocapsaicin
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Heat Above Peak (SR: 8,600,000)

Homodihydrocapsaicin is a capsaicinoid and analog and congener of capsaicin in chili peppers (Capsicum). Like capsaicin it is an irritant. Homodihydrocapsaicin accounts for about 1% of the total capsaicinoids mixture and has about half the pungency of capsaicin. Pure homodihydrocapsaicin is a lipophilic colorless odorless crystalline to waxy compound. It produces "numbing burn" in the throat and is one of the most prolonged and difficult to rinse out. On the Scoville scale it has 8,600,000 SHU (Scoville heat units).

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