Acesulfame K

Description

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Acesulfame Potassium, also known as Acesulfame K (K is the symbol for potassium) or Ace K, is a calorie-free sugar substitute (artificial sweetener) often marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One. In the European Union, it is known under the E number (additive code) E950.  It was discovered accidentally in 1967 by German chemist Karl Clauss at Hoechst AG (now Nutrinova).

In chemical structure, acesulfame potassium is the potassium salt of 6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide. It is a white crystalline powder with molecular formula C4H4KNO4S and a molecular weight of 201.24 g/mol.

 

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Technical information

CAS#

55589-62-3

Formula

C4H4KNO4S