Chemistry of Tetrahydropiperine

Chemical structure

Chemical name

1-[5-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5 yl)-1-oxo-pentanoyl]-piperidine

Molecular formula


Derived from piperine by a controlled hydrogenation process


Description : Off-white, low melting solid with characteristic odor
Solubility : Soluble in chloroform, methanol and insoluble in water
Melting range : 41 °C – 42 °C
Assay by HPLC : Minimum 99.5%
Chromatographic impurities : Not more than 0.5%