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Empirical formula: C17H19N1O3
a: 8.743 Å
b: 13.364 Å
c: 13.147 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 108.66 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1455.37 Å3
Space group: P21/n
Calculated density: 1.302 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 285.343 g/mole
R(F): 0.0560
Common name: Piperine
CSD refcode: PIPINE10
Short description: Piperine is the primary component in black pepper.
Keyword: black pepper
Keyword: nutrient
CAS registry number: 94-62-2
Layman's explanation: Piperine is the molecule which gives pepper its spicy taste, and is a component of the fruit in the Asian vine called Piper Nigrum. Piperine is used to impart pungent taste to brandy. This spicy molecule is naturally a yellowish powder, and is soluble in water, alcohol, chloroform, ether, and benzene. Piperine was highly prized centuries ago for its use as a spice to mask the taste of spoiling meat. Piperine has also been found to stimulate increased absorption of nutrients by the body, thus, its application as a potential therapeutic has been explored in the medical field. Conversely, piperine can be deadly when it is a component in pesticides.
Citation of a publication: M. Grynpas, P.F. Lindley; Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B., 31, (1975), 2663
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50652. cif 50652.crt 50652.GIF 50652.ort 50652.pdb

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