WARNING: This product is for research use only, not for human or veterinary use.
MedKoo CAT#: 600119
Description: Capsaicin is an active component of chili peppers, which are plants belonging to the genus Capsicum. It is an irritant for mammals, including humans, and produces a sensation of burning in any tissue with which it comes into contact. Pure capsaicin is a volatile, hydrophobic, colorless, odorless, crystalline to waxy compound.
MedKoo Cat#: 600119
Chemical Formula: C18H27NO3
Exact Mass: 305.19909
Molecular Weight: 305.41
Elemental Analysis: C, 70.79; H, 8.91; N, 4.59; O, 15.72
Synonym: Capsicine; Capsicin; PS; C; (E)N(4Hydroxy3methoxybenzyl)8ethylnon6enamide; trans8MethylNvanillylnon6enamide; (E)Capsaicin
IUPAC/Chemical Name: 8-Methyl-N-vanillyl-(trans)-6-nonenamide
InChi Key: YKPUWZUDDOIDPM-SOFGYWHQSA-N
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H27NO3/c1-14(2)8-6-4-5-7-9-18(21)19-13-15-10-11-16(20)17(12-15)22-3/h6,8,10-12,14,20H,4-5,7,9,13H2,1-3H3,(H,19,21)/b8-6+
SMILES Code: CC(C)/C=C/CCCCC(NCC1=CC=C(O)C(OC)=C1)=O
Appearance: Solid powder
Purity: >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).
Solubility: 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).
HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 305.41 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||1.15 mL||5.76 mL||11.51 mL|
|5 mM||0.23 mL||1.15 mL||2.3 mL|
|10 mM||0.12 mL||0.58 mL||1.15 mL|
|50 mM||0.02 mL||0.12 mL||0.23 mL|
1: Boyd K, Shea SM, Patterson JW. The role of capsaicin in dermatology. Prog Drug Res. 2014;68:293-306. Review. PubMed PMID: 24941674.