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Capsaicin

 

(kp-s-sn) A colorless, extremely pungent, crystalline compound that is the primary active principle producing the heat of red and green peppers. It is a strong irritant to skin and mucous membranes and is used in medicine as a topical analgesic. Capsaicin is highly stable, retaining its potency for long periods and despite cooking or freezing.Capsaicin and Di-hydrocapsaicin together make up 80-90% of the Capsaicinoids found in peppers

Capsaicin


     H3CO              
                     \____          O           CH3
                   /     \        |            |
                 HO-<       >-C-N-C-(CH2)4-C=C-C-CH3
                  \____/   | |         | | | 
                             H2 H         H H H    


Di-Hydrocapsaicin


       H3CO             
                    \ ____          O       CH3
                   /     \        |        |
                 HO-<       >-C-N-C-(CH2)6-C-CH3
              \____/   | |       
                      H2 H       
			   

 

 

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