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IUPAC name (E)-1-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)dec-4-en-3-one
Other names (6)-Shogaol
CAS number 555-66-8
PubChem 5281794
Molecular formula C17H24O3
Molar mass 276.37
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Shogaol, also known as (6)-shogaol, is a pungent constituent of ginger similar in chemical structure to gingerol. Like zingerone, it is produced when ginger is dried or cooked.[1]

Shogaol is rated 160 000 SHU on Scoville scale. When compared to other pungent compounds, shaogaol is moderately more pungent than piperine, but less than capsaicin.

Compound Scoville Heat Units
Capsaicin 15 000 000[2]
(6)-Shogaol 160 000
Piperine 100 000
(6)-Gingerol 60 000


  1. ^ McGee, Harold (2004). On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen (2nd ed.). New York: Scribner pp. 425-426.
  2. ^ Ula (1996), op. cit. "The HPLC measures the capsaicinoid(s) in ppm, which can then be converted to Scoville units using a conversion factor of 15, 20 or 30 depending on the capsaicinoid." This would make capsaicin 15,000,000 SHU.
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