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

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500.0mg USD 150.0 2 Weeks
1.0g USD 250.0 2 Weeks
2.0g USD 450.0 2 Weeks
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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

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.

Capsaicin

500.0mg / USD 150.0