Nordihydrocapsaicin Heat Above Peak (SR: 9,100,000)

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

Properties

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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