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Piperine Properties


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Piperine is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper and long pepper, along with chavicine. It has also been used in some forms of traditional medicine and as an insecticide. The alkaloid was synthesised by the action of piperoyl chloride on piperidine.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Light yellow powder
CAS Number 94-62-2
Density 1.193 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-348-0
HS Code 29399990
IUPAC Name 1-[5-(1,3-Benzodioxol- 5-yl)-1-oxo-2,4-pentadienyl]piperidine
Melting Point 130 °C
Molar Mass 285.34 g/mol
Molecular Formula C17H19NO3
RTECS Number TN2321500
Solubility 40 mg/l
Synonyms 5-(3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl)-2,4-pentadienoyl-2-piperidine;Piperoylpiperidine;Bioperine
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