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M2028

Sigma-Aldrich

Capsaicin

≥95%, from Capsicum sp.

Synonym(s):
8-Methyl-N-vanillyl-trans-6-nonenamide
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHCH=CH(CH2)4CONHCH2C6H3-4-(OH)-3-(OCH3)
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
305.41
Beilstein:
2816484
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

Capsicum sp.

Quality Level

assay

≥95%

mp

62-65 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: insoluble
ethanol: soluble

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COc1cc(CNC(=O)CCCC\C=C\C(C)C)ccc1O

InChI

1S/C18H27NO3/c1-14(2)8-6-4-5-7-9-18(21)19-13-15-10-11-16(20)17(12-15)22-3/h6,8,10-12,14,20H,4-5,7,9,13H2,1-3H3,(H,19,21)/b8-6+

InChI key

YKPUWZUDDOIDPM-SOFGYWHQSA-N

Gene Information

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Application

Capsaicin has been used:
  • to study its effects on chromatin remodeling and gene expression related to synaptic plasticity
[03]
  • to study TRPV1 channel signaling in H2C1 cells (which are human embryonic kidney 293 cells expressing TRPV1 channels)
  • [04]

    Packaging

    50 mg in poly bottle
    250 mg in glass bottle
    1 g in glass bottle

    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.

    Signal Word

    Danger

    Hazard Classifications

    Acute Tox. 2 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

    Target Organs

    Respiratory system

    Storage Class Code

    6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

    WGK

    WGK 3

    Flash Point(F)

    235.4 °F - closed cup

    Flash Point(C)

    113 °C - closed cup

    Personal Protective Equipment

    dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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