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  • Aspartame
Aspartame

Aspartame

  • Product description: Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages.
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DESCRIPTION

Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. Aspartame is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). The taste of aspartame and other artificial sweeteners differs from that of table sugar in the times of onset and how long the sweetness lasts. The sweetness of aspartame lasts longer than that of sucrose, and it is often blended with other artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium to produce an overall taste more like sugar.

Aspartame is N-L-alpha-Aspartyl-L-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester. It is a white, crystalline powder or granular material that has a sweet taste. It is sparingly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. The pH of a 0.8% solution is between 4.5 and 6.0. SinoSweet Aspartame has a clean, sweet taste that is approximately 180 to 200 times sweeter than sugar.

Formula: C14H18N2O5 CAS: 22839-47-0

EINECS Number: 245-261-3

Molecular Weight: 294.31 E Number: E951

Flashpoint: Not Applicable

SUGGESTED USES

Dry Powder Mixes, Tabletops, Chewable Vitamins, Pharmaceuticals

SPECIFICATIONS

Test Item Specification
Appearance White Crystal or Crystalline Powder
Purity (on dry basis) 98.0 % ~ 102.0%
Loss on Drying (105°C 4hr) ≤ 4.5%
Residue on Ignition (sulfate) ≤ 0.2%
pH 4.5 ~ 6.0
Specific Rotation +14.5° ~ +16.5°
Arsenic ≤ 3mg/kg
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ≤ 10mg/kg
Transmittance ≥ 0.95

FORMS

Powder, Granular, G100, High Density Powder

PACKAGING

25 kg net weight fiber drums with inner liner or as otherwise agreed upon.

SHIPPING & HANDLING

Recommended to be stored in an odor-free environment. Low humidity conditions are recommended to minimize caking/degradation potentials.

STORAGE

Aspartame should be stored in a cool, dry ambient environment. Avoid high heat.

SHELF LIFE

The shelf life of this material is 5 years from the date of manufacture if stored
in ambient room temperature conditions. Product should be reevaluated if it exceeds expiration date.

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