Sucralose Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Sucralose Properties


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Sucralose is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener. It is approximately 600 times as sweet as sucrose, twice as sweet as saccharin, and 3.3 times as sweet as aspartame. It is stable under heat and over a broad range of pH conditions. Therefore, it can be used in baking or in products that require a longer shelf life. The commercial success of sucralose-based products stems from its favorable comparison to other low-calorie sweeteners in terms of taste, stability, and safety. Sucralose is used as a replacement for, or in combination with, other artificial or natural sweeteners such as aspartame, acesulfame potassium or high-fructose corn syrup. It is used in products such as candy, breakfast bars and soft drinks. It is also used in canned fruits wherein water and sucralose take the place of much higher calorie corn syrup based additives. Sucralose is a highly heat-stable artificial sweetener, allowing it to be used in many recipes with little or no sugar. Sucralose is available in a granulated form that allows for same-volume substitution with sugar.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-white amorphous solid
Boiling Point 104-107 °C
CAS Number 56038-13-2
Chemical Composition Thionyl Chloride;Phosphorus Pentachloride;D(+)-Sucrose;D-Galactose 1-[2-(2-Azidoethoxy)Ethoxyethyl]-2,3,4,6-Tetra-O-Acetate;Raffinose;Beta1,4-Galactosidase;Triphenylantimony
Density 1.375 g/cm3
EINECS Number 259-952-2
IUPAC Name 1,6-Dichloro-1,6-Dideoxy-β-D-Fructofuranosyl-4-Chloro-4-Deoxy-α-D-Galactopyranoside
InChI 1S/C12H19Cl3O8/c13-1-4-7(17)10(20)12(3-14,22-4)23-11-9(19)8(18)6(15)5(2-16)21-11/h4-11,16-20H,1-3H2/t4-,5-,6+,7-,8+,9-,10+,11-,12+/m1/s1
Melting Point 125 °C
Molar Mass 397.63 g/mol
Molecular Formula C12H19Cl3O8
RTECS Number LW5440140
Solubility 283 g/l
Synonyms 1',4,6'-Trichlorogalactosucrose;Trichlorosucrose;4,1',6'-Trichloro-4,1',6'-Trideoxygalactosucrose;TGS;Splenda uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X