Capsaicin
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Capsaicin
Alias
6-Nonenamide, N-((4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methyl)-8-methyl-, (6E)-
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Phenol
CAS No.
404-86-4
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C18H27NO3
Molecular Weight: 305.41
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: insoluble in water.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat intraperitoneal LD50: 9.5mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 47.2mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 0.4mg/Kg;
guinea pig intraperitoneal LD50: 1.1mg/Kg;
rabbit intraperitoneal LD50: >50mg/Kg;
cat intravenous LDLo: 1.6mg/Kg;
hamster intraperitoneal LD50: > 120mg/Kg;
mouse intramuscular LD50: 7.8mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 6.5mg/Kg;
mouse intratracheal LD50: 1.6mg/Kg;
mouse rectal LD50: > 218mg/Kg;
mouse skin LD50: > 512mg/Kg;
mouse subcutaneous LD50: 9mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, dispersing, emulsifying abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Conditioning agent, masking agent in personal care products.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Flavor agent in food.
Use as insect repellent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:404-86-4
Update: 20130916(1);

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