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Capsaicin

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym: 8-Methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6-nonenamide

  • CAS Number 404-86-4

  • Linear Formula (CH3)2CHCH=CH(CH2)4CONHCH2C6H3-4-(OH)-3-(OCH3)

  • Molecular Weight 305.41

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 2816484

  •  MDL number MFCD00017259

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329749225

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InChI Key   YKPUWZUDDOIDPM-SOFGYWHQSA-N
form   neat
mp   62-65 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
format   neat

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Prototype vanilloid receptor agonist. Neurotoxin; activates sensory neurons that give rise to unmyelinated C-fibers, many of which contain substance P. Topical application desensitizes the sensory nerve endings giving a paradoxical antinociceptive effect; systemic administration can be neurotoxic to capsaicin-sensitive cells, especially in newborn animals. Active component of chili peppers.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.

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RIDADR 
UN 1544PSN1 6.1 / PGIII

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