Acesulfame K
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Acesulfame K


Acesulfame K is a fourth-generation synthetic sweetener, easily soluble in water, about 130 times sweeter than sucrose.



Acesulfame potassium has a strong sweetness, about 130 times the sweetness of sucrose, and its taste properties are similar to saccharin. It has a bitter taste in high concentrations.

Acesulfame K is not metabolized in the body and does not produce heat, it is an ideal sweetener for middle-aged and elderly people, obese patients, and diabetic patients.

Solubility in waterFreely soluble
Solubility in ethanolSlightly soluble
Ultraviolet absorption227+2nm
Test for potassiumPositive
Precipitation testYellow precipitate
Assay (Titration method)99.0-101.0%
PH (1% solution)6.5-7.5
Loss on drying (105 °C,2h)≤1.0% (105 °C,2hours)
Organic impurities (HPLC)≤20 mg/kg
Impurity A**≤0.125%
Impurity B**≤20 mg/kg
Fluoride≤3 mg/kg
Heavy Metals≤5 mg/kg
Lead≤1 mg/kg
Arsenic≤3 mg/kg
Selenium≤30 mg/kg
Hg≤0.03 mg/kg
CadmiumNot found
ChromeNot found
NickelNot found

Functions and Applications

In terms of food, acesulfame potassium has excellent stability and adaptable taste. It is the best sweetener for the production of soft drinks. In addition, it can also be used in bakery products, solid drinks, candy, jams, chewing gum, instant coffee, dairy products, and fruits. Frozen, pudding and table sweeteners, etc.

In medicine, acesulfame potassium is used in syrup preparations, sugar-coated tablets, bitter medicine masking agents, etc.

In cosmetics, acesulfame potassium can be used in lipsticks, lip balms, toothpastes and mouthwashes.

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