Unformatted text preview: realized that the substance which caused the burning sensation now dubbed “spiciness” could be removed from the pepper itself through the use of various chemical reactions. It was not until 1930 that it was made synthetically by E. Spath and F.S. Darling. Its chemical formula is now known to be C 18 H 27 NO 3 . This fiery compound is currently being studied as a possible type of painkiller applied directly to open wounds....
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- Spring '11
- Chemistry, Chemical substance, Black pepper, Bucholtz