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IUPAC name N-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzyl)-7-methyloctanamide
Other names N-[(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl]- 7-methyloctanamide, Nordihydrocapsaicin, N-Vanillyl-7-methyloctanamide, Vanillylamide of 7-methyloctanoic acid, NDHC
CAS number 28789-35-7
PubChem 168836
Molecular formula C17H27NO3
Molar mass 293.41 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Nordihydrocapsaicin is a capsaicinoid and analog and congener of capsaicin in chili peppers (Capsicum).


Like capsaicin, it is an irritant. Nordihydrocapsaicin accounts for about 7% of the total capsaicinoids mixture and has about half the pungency of capsaicin. Pure nordihydrocapsaicin is a lipophilic colorless odorless crystalline to waxy compound. On the Scoville scale it has 9,100,000 SHU (Scoville heat units), significantly higher than pepper spray.

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