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MedKoo CAT#: 600102

CAS#: 23513-14-6

Description: 6-Gingerol is the active constituent of fresh ginger. Chemically, gingerol is a relative of capsaicin and piperine, the compounds which give chilli peppers and black pepper their respective spicyness. 6-Gingerol administered by intraperitoneal injection has been used to induce a hypothermic state in rats. Gingerol seems to be effective in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis. Gingerol has been investigated for its effect on cancerous tumors in the bowel, breast tissue, ovaries, the pancreas, among other tissues, with positive results.

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6-Gingerol, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 600102
Name: 6-Gingerol
CAS#: 23513-14-6
Chemical Formula: C17H26O4
Exact Mass: 294.18311
Molecular Weight: 294.39
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.36; H, 8.90; O, 21.74

Synonym: 6-Gingerol

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (S)-5-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-3-decanone


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C17H26O4/c1-3-4-5-6-14(18)12-15(19)9-7-13-8-10-16(20)17(11-13)21-2/h8,10-11,14,18,20H,3-7,9,12H2,1-2H3/t14-/m0/s1


Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO.

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


1: Liu W, Zhou CL, Zhao J, Chen D, Li QH. Optimized microwave-assisted extraction of 6-gingerol from Zingiber officinale Roscoeand evaluation of antioxidant activity in vitro. Acta Sci Pol Technol Aliment. 2014 Apr-Jun;13(2):155-68. PubMed PMID: 24876311.

2: Miao Y, Sun YB, Wang WJ, Zhang ZD, Jiang JD, Li ZH, Hu ZQ. [Inhibition effect of 6-gingerol on hair growth]. Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2013 Nov;29(6):448-52. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 24624885.

3: Poltronieri J, Becceneri AB, Fuzer AM, Filho JC, Martin AC, Vieira PC, Pouliot N, Cominetti MR. [6]-gingerol as a cancer chemopreventive agent: a review of its activity on different steps of the metastatic process. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2014 Apr;14(4):313-21. PubMed PMID: 24552266.

4: Beltrán LR, Dawid C, Beltrán M, Gisselmann G, Degenhardt K, Mathie K, Hofmann T, Hatt H. The pungent substances piperine, capsaicin, 6-gingerol and polygodial inhibit the human two-pore domain potassium channels TASK-1, TASK-3 and TRESK. Front Pharmacol. 2013 Nov 18;4:141. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2013.00141. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24302912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3831292.

5: Kim SO, Kim MR. [6]-Gingerol Prevents Disassembly of Cell Junctions and Activities of MMPs in Invasive Human Pancreas Cancer Cells through ERK/NF- κ B/Snail Signal Transduction Pathway. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:761852. doi: 10.1155/2013/761852. Epub 2013 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 24204396; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3800596.

6: Li Y, Tran VH, Koolaji N, Duke C, Roufogalis BD. (S)-[6]-Gingerol enhances glucose uptake in L6 myotubes by activation of AMPK in response to [Ca2+]i. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2013;16(2):304-12. PubMed PMID: 23958199.

7: Li XH, McGrath KC, Tran VH, Li YM, Mandadi S, Duke CC, Heather AK, Roufogalis BD. Identification of a Calcium Signalling Pathway of S-[6]-Gingerol in HuH-7 Cells. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:951758. doi: 10.1155/2013/951758. Epub 2013 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 23956783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3730182.

8: Chen YL, Zhuang XD, Xu ZW, Lu LH, Guo HL, Wu WK, Liao XX. Higenamine Combined with [6]-Gingerol Suppresses Doxorubicin-Triggered Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Cardiomyocytes via Upregulation of PI3K/Akt Pathway. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:970490. doi: 10.1155/2013/970490. Epub 2013 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 23861719; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3687593.

9: Li XH, McGrath KC, Tran VH, Li YM, Duke CC, Roufogalis BD, Heather AK. Attenuation of Proinflammatory Responses by S-[6]-Gingerol via Inhibition of ROS/NF-Kappa B/COX2 Activation in HuH7 Cells. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:146142. doi: 10.1155/2013/146142. Epub 2013 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 23843863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3697228.

10: Saha P, Das B, Chaudhuri K. Role of 6-gingerol in reduction of cholera toxin activity in vitro and in vivo. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Sep;57(9):4373-80. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00122-13. Epub 2013 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 23817372; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3754356.