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Acesulfame Potassium

Acesulfame Potassium Acesulfame Potassium
IUPAC Name
potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxo-2H-1,2λ6,3-oxathiazin-4-olate
HS Code
2934.99.00
Formula
C4H4KNO4S
Appearance
White Crystalline Powder
Cas No.
55589-62-3
Common Names
Acesulphame K, Acesulfame K
Packaging
- 1000 @ 25 kg HDPE bags with inner liner, 25 MT/20'FCL
- 1kg, 25kg, 300 kg / Drum
Category
  • Food
Sub Category
  • Artificial Sweetener
  • Preservatives
  • Sweetener

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Acesulfame potassium, also known by ace K, acesulfame K, is an artificial sweetener used in foods. It is almost 200 times sweeter than sugar and is also found not to change blood insulin levels. Thus, it is commonly called as diabetic sweetener.

Acesulfame K is usually mixed with other artificial sweeteners. The other two sweeteners masks the bitterness of acesulfame lave in our mouth. In its solid form, acesulfame-K is highly stable at room temperature, even in the presence of light. When in solution, its stability is dependent on pH and temperature. Glycaemic index of acesulfame potassium is zero and it is one of the cheapest sweeteners.

 

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

In the first step, Sulphamic acid and amine are made to react to produce amido sulphamic acid salt. Simultaneously, acetic acid and amine react to give triethylammonium acetate. In the second step, the amido sulphamic acid salt reacts with diketene and gives acetoacetamide salt. This reaction takes place between -30 to 50 °C and for 0.5 to 12 hours. The final step is cyclization, where acetoacetamide salt is subjected to -70 to 175 °C and between 0.01 to 10 MPa, is hydrolysed , neutralised and finally purified to give Acesulfame K.

Food Industry

 

Used in jellies, jams, chocolates, beverages etc. Acts as a sweetener in foods and beverages. Even a little amount of acesulfame is very sweet and thus considered economical.

 

Pharmaceutical Industry  

 

Used in mouthwash, toothpastes , cough syrups etc. Since to get the same sweetness, we have to use sugar atleast 3 times the weight than acesulphame K, this sweetener is used.

 

Cosmetics

Used in lip balms and lipsticks. Gives a sweet taste and fragrance.

 

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