Aspartame

CAS No: 22839-47-0
E No: E951
Einecs No : 245-261-3
HS Code : 2924.29
Molecular Formula : C14H18N2O5
Molecular Weight : 294.307 g•mol−1

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Brief Introduction

Aspartame / What is Aspartame?
Specification
Aspartame Product Data In A.M Food Chem
What are the Uses of aspartame?
Side Effects of aspartame
Suggested Dosage

What is Aspartame?


Aspartame, which chemical formula is C14H18N2O5. It exists as a white powder at room temperature. It is a natural functional oligosaccharide with high sweetness, not easy to deliquesce, and does not cause dental caries. The diabetic patients can also edible. Because of its extremely low calorie content and high sweetness, aspartame can be added to beverages, pharmaceutical products or sugar-free chewing gum as a sugar substitute. 1 g of aspartame can release about 4186 kJ/kg of calories, and 2.8 mg/dl of aspartame can make people feel sweet, so the calories produced by a small amount of aspartame can be ignored.

Specification


Appearance:Aspartame appears white crystalline powder

CAS Number:22839-47-0

Structure

Aspartame Product Data In A.M Food Chem


Package:  

The product is 60-100mesh , 100 -200mesh , packages are 25kg/ drum (carton), Which can meet the different package requirement of customers.

Index of technology:

ITEMS STANDARD
A ppearance W hite granular or powder
A ssay (on dry basis ) 98.00%-102.00%
T aste P ure
S pecific rotation +14.50~+16.50
T ransmittance 95.0% min
A rsenic (A s ) 3PPM max
L oss on drying 4.50% max
R rsidue on ignition 0.20% max
L-a-A sparty -L-P henylalaine 0.25% max
PH 4.50-6.00
L-P henylalanine 0.50% max
H eavy metal (PB) 10 ppm max
C onductivity 30 max
5-B enzyl -3,6-D ioxo -2-P iperazineacetic acid 1.5% max
O ther related substances 2.0% max
F luorid ppm 10 max
P H value 3.5-4.5

What are the Uses of aspartame?


At present, aspartame has been approved for use in more than 130 countries and regions, and is widely used in more than 9000 kinds of beverage, food, medicine and other products.

The products containing aspartame include as follows:

  • Cereals
  • Frozen desserts
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Gelatin
  • Sugar-free soda and other soft drinks
  • Drink tea
  • Milk
  • Instant coffee
  • Yogurt
  • Sugar free candy

Side Effects of aspartame


1. People who has the decease as follows should avoid aspartame:
Phenylketonuria
Tardive dyskinesia
2. Studies have shown that aspartame may still have the following hazards:

Disrupts metabolism and leads to weight gain

Disrupting the gut microbiota increases your risk of obesity, diabetes and other related health problems

Induced intestinal dysfunction and glucose intolerance

Suggested Dosage


Aspartame is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. Therefore, only a very small amount to be added in the food and drink can get a soft taste. The FDA and EFSA’s daily intake (ADI) recommends the following:
FDA: 50mg / kg weight
EFSA: 40mg / kg weight

One person with 68kgs(150 pound) should drink more than 15 cans of diet soda(which contains about 185mg of aspartame) to exceed the daily recommends intake of FDA and EFSA.