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Piperine is an alkaloid that gives black pepper its pungency. In perfumery, it is valued for its spicy, sharp aroma, adding depth and warmth to fragrance blends.

Employed in fragrances to introduce warm, spicy notes that enhance complexity. Its use is particularly prevalent in oriental and spicy perfume families.

IUPAC Name: (2E,4E)-5-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-1-piperidin-1-ylpenta-2,4-dien-1-one
CAS Number: 7780-20-3
Molecular Formula: C17H19NO3
Molecular Weight: 285.34 g/mol
Boiling Point: 498.00 to 499.00 °C @ 760.00 mm Hg
Melting Point: 129 °C (264.2 °F)
Class: Alkaloid
Use/s: Scent
1: piperine 2: 1-Piperoylpiperidine 3: Piperin 4: Bioperine 5: Piperoylpiperidine 6: FEMA No. 2909 7: (E,E)-1-piperoylpiperidine
Chemist Says
Light yellow to yellow solid with a pungent odor; [Reference #1] Light yellow solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Scent: Pungent, Pepper
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Spicy, Peppery
2: Spicy, Sharp, Peppery
3: Spicy, peppery

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Piperine Mass Spectrometry