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Nonivamide, also known as pelargonic acid vanillylamide, PAVA, nonylic vanillylamide, N-[4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-benzyl]nonanamide, N-vanillylnonamide, nonylic acid vanillyl amide, vanillyl pelargonic amide, pelargonyl vanillyl amide, and pseudocapsaicin, an organic compound, is a capsaicinoid, an amide of pelargonic acid and vanillylamine. Its CAS number is [ ] and its SMILES structure is Oc1c(OC)cc(CNC(CCCCCCCC)=O)cc1.  It is an irritant. It is present in chili peppers. It is also commonly manufactured synthetically. It is more heat-stable than capsaicin.
Additional recommended knowledge
Nonivamide is used as a food additive to add pungency to seasonings, flavorings, and spice blends. It is also used in confectionary industry to create hot sensation, and in pharmaceutical industry in some formulations.
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