Product name: Aspartame
Appearance: White crystalline power
CAS NO.: 22839-47-0
Molecular Formula: C14H18N2O5
Molecular Weight: 294.3
Aspartame is a methyl ester of the dipeptide of the natural amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. Under strongly acidic or alkaline conditions, aspartame may generate methanol by hydrolysis. Under more severe conditions, the peptide bonds are also hydrolyzed, resulting in free amino acids.
in foods , its ability to intensify and extend fruit flavors and the fact that it does not contribute to tooth decay. As the sweetener is not based on sugar but on amino acids, the bacteria in the mouth are unable to convert aspartame into cavity-forming acids. As for its flavor improving property, it has been found to affect fruit flavors in particular in that it extends the taste in the mouth