Capsaicin
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MedKoo CAT#: 600119

CAS#: 404-86-4

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.


Chemical Structure

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Capsaicin
CAS# 404-86-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 600119
Name: Capsaicin
CAS#: 404-86-4
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

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
500mg USD 150 2 Weeks
1g USD 250 2 Weeks
2g USD 450 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2021-03-07. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Capsaicin 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.

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

Handling Instructions:

Preparing Stock Solutions

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.

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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

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1: Boyd K, Shea SM, Patterson JW. The role of capsaicin in dermatology. Prog Drug Res. 2014;68:293-306. Review. PubMed PMID: 24941674.