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Neotame Properties

Neotame

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Description

 

Neotame is an artificial sweetener made by NutraSweet that is between 7,000 and 13,000 times sweeter than sucrose. Neotame is moderately heat stable and extremely potent. It is rapidly metabolized and completely eliminated and does not appear to accumulate in the body. It is chemically similar to the artificial sweetener aspartame but is used at vastly lower levels and is more stable. Chemically, it has a 3,3-dimethylbutyl group attached to the amino group of the aspartic acid portion of the molecule. Peptidases, which would typically break the peptide bond between the aspartic acid and phenylalanine moieties, are effectively blocked by the presence of the 3,3-dimethylbutyl moiety, thus reducing the production of phenylalanine, thereby making its consumption by those who suffer from phenylketonuria safe.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White or off white crystalline powder
CAS Number 165450-17-9
Density 1.133 g/cm3
IUPAC Name (3S)-3-(3,3-Dimethylbutylamino)-4-[[(2S)-1-Methoxy-1-oxo-3-Phenylpropan-2-yl]Amino]-4-Oxobutanoic Acid
Molar Mass 378.46 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H30N2O5
Synonyms L-Phenylalanine,N-[N-(3,3-Dimethylbutyl)-L-a-Aspartyl]-,1-Methyl Ester;Neotame
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