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Acesulfame K

CAS#55589-62-3

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

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.

Item Standard
Solubility in water Freely soluble
Solubility in ethanol Slightly soluble
Ultraviolet absorption 227+2nm
Test for potassium Positive
Precipitation test Yellow 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
Sulfate ≤0.1%
Cadmium Not found
Chrome Not found
Nickel Not 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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