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Aspartame

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

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Synonym(s):
Asp-Phe methyl ester, N-(L-α-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, Asp-Phe-OMe, Aspartame
Linear Formula:
HOOCCH2CH(NH2)CONHCH(CH2C6H5)COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
294.30
Beilstein:
2223850
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

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pharmaceutical primary standard

API family

aspartame

manufacturer/tradename

USP

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

SMILES string

COC(=O)[C@H](Cc1ccccc1)NC(=O)[C@@H](N)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C14H18N2O5/c1-21-14(20)11(7-9-5-3-2-4-6-9)16-13(19)10(15)8-12(17)18/h2-6,10-11H,7-8,15H2,1H3,(H,16,19)(H,17,18)/t10-,11-/m0/s1

InChI key

IAOZJIPTCAWIRG-QWRGUYRKSA-N

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Aspartame United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

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Aspartame ≥98%, FG

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Application

Aspartame USP reference standard, intended for use in specified quality tests and assays as specified in the USP compendia.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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Aspartame as a preventive agent of chronic toxic effects of ochratoxin A in experimental animals.
E E Creppy et al.
Food additives and contaminants, 13 Suppl, 51-52 (1996-01-01)
Marina Marinovich et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 60, 109-115 (2013-07-31)
Aspartame is a synthetic sweetener that has been used safely in food for more than 30 years. Its safety has been evaluated by various regulatory agencies in accordance with procedures internationally recognized, and decisions have been revised and updated regularly.
L D Stegink
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 46(1 Suppl), 204-215 (1987-07-01)
Toxicology is based on the premise that all compounds are toxic at some dose. Thus, it is not surprising that very large doses of aspartame (or its components--aspartate, phenylalanine, and methanol) produce deleterious effects in sensitive animal species. The critical
T J Maher et al.
Environmental health perspectives, 75, 53-57 (1987-11-01)
The artificial sweetener aspartame (L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanyl-methyl ester), is consumed, primarily in beverages, by a very large number of Americans, causing significant elevations in plasma and, probably, brain phenylalanine levels. Anecdotal reports suggest that some people suffer neurologic or behavioral reactions in
M M Garriga et al.
Annals of allergy, 61(6 Pt 2), 63-69 (1988-12-01)
Aspartame is a food additive marketed under the brand name Nutrasweet. Aspartame is a white, odorless, crystalline powder and consists of two amino acids, L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. It is 180 times as sweet as sugar. The Food and Drug

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