CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
September 25, 2006

This molecule was originally selected on June 3, 2002

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Zingerone gives ginger a "hot" taste. It's also an antioxidant, although it only weakly inhibits peroxidation of phospholipid liposomes in the presence of iron(III) and ascorbate. Zingerone's vanillin foundation and hydrocarbon tail make it a chemical relative of eugenol and capsaicin


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