N-[(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]- 7-methyloctanamide, Nordihydrocapsaicin, N-Vanillyl-7-methyloctanamide, Vanillylamide of 7-methyloctanoic acid, NDHC
|Molar mass||293.41 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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|Heat||Above Peak (SR: 9,100,000)|
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.
- Scoville scale
- Pepper spray