Acesulfame K

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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.

Acesulfame potassium offers consumers a greater choice of low-calorie or reduced sugar foods that can help them manage their calorie intake. Acesulfame potassium can be used in baking because it is stable, retaining its sweetness at normal baking temperatures.

 

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Additional information

CAS#

55589-62-3

Formula

C4H4KNO4S

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