Nordihydrocapsaicin

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Nordihydrocapsaicin
Nordihydrocapsaicin chemical structure.png
Names
IUPAC name
N-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)-7-methyloctanamide
Other names
N-[(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]- 7-methyloctanamide, Nordihydrocapsaicin, N-Vanillyl-7-methyloctanamide, Vanillylamide of 7-methyloctanoic acid, NDHC
Identifiers
28789-35-7 YesY
ChemSpider 147689 N
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 168836
Properties
C17H27NO3
Molar mass 293.41 g/mol
negligible
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references
Nordihydrocapsaicin
Heat Above Peak (SR: 9,100,000)

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

Properties[edit]

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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