Aspartame Powder – FCC

Item #: AS520
CAS No: 22839-47-0
M.Wt: 294.31
M.Fm: C14H18O5N2

Description:
Aspartame, derived from two amino acids, L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine, is a white, odorless, crystalline powder with a sweet, intense taste. It is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar and sparingly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol.

Applications:
Sweetener, sugar substitute, and flavor enhancer. Used in tabletop sweeteners, beverages, dairy, confectionery, desserts and pharmaceutical preparations. This product has also been approved by the FAO/WHO’s committee on food additives, and is now used worldwide; ADI has been set at 40mg/kg of body weight.

Specifications:
This product meets the specification of Food Chemicals Codex-IV (FCC-IV).
Identification …………………….………………………. Per Standard
Assay (anhydrous) …………………………………………….. 98.0%-102.0%
Specific Rotation (4% in 15 N
formic acid, at 20°C within 30 min.) .……………………………………………. +14.5° – +16.5°
Transmittance (1% in 2 N HCl) .………..…………………………………… 95.0% min.
Loss on Drying (105°C, 4 hrs) …………………………………………….. 4.5% max.
Residue on Ignition ………………………..……………………. 0.2% max.
pH (0.8% solution) ……………………………………………… 4.5 – 6.0
5-Benzyl-3, 6-dioxo-2-piperazine
acetic acid ……………………………………………… 0.5% max.
Heavy Metals (as Pb) ……………………………………………… 10ppm max.
Arsenic (as As) ……………………………………………… 3ppm max.

Particle Size:
80-100 Mesh

Packaging and Storage:
Preserved in 25 kg fiber drums, store in a cool; dry condition with a tight seal.

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