Neotame

Neotame

Chemical Name: N-[N-(3.3-dimethyl butyl)-L-a-aspartyl]-L-phenyalanine1-methyl ester.

 Physical Properties  Value
 Color  White or not very white
 Morphology  Powder
 Molecular Formula  C20H30N2O5
 Molecular weight  378.47
 PH value (solution of 0.5%)  5.0 tp 7.0
 Solubility (25`C)  >100g/per100g ethanol ~ 1.3/per 100g water
 Taste  Sweet

Neotame is approved by WHO, FDA and FSSAI India for use in food as a non-nutritive sweetener. Neotame is approximately 7,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than table sugar.

FDA approved neotame for use as a general purpose sweetener and flavor enhancer in foods (except in meat and poultry), under certain conditions of use, in 2002. It is heat stable, meaning that it stays sweet even when used at high temperatures during baking, making it suitable as a sugar substitute in baked goods.

In determining the safety of neotame, FDA reviewed data from more than 113 animal and human studies designed to identify possible toxic effects, including effects on the immune system, reproductive system, and nervous system.

Permitted Level 33 ppm

Applicable in Products

  • Chewing gum
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Refrigerated and non-refrigerated ready-to-drink beverages
  • Frozen desserts and novelties

  • Puddings and fillings
  • Yogurt-type products
  • Baked foods
  • Candies

Packaging: 1kg

Specification

 Item  Acceptance Limit  Result
 Physical Properties  Color  White to off-white  White
 Form  Powder  Powder
 Assay(dry basis),w/%  97.0%~102.0%  99.05%
 N-[N-(3,3-Dimethylbutyl)-L-alpha-As partyl]-L-Phenylalanine,w/%  ≤1.5%  0.25%
 Other Related Substances,w/%  ≤2.0%  0.71%
 Water ,25±5mg,w/%  ≤5.0%  4.80%
 Lead/(mg/kg)  ≤1mg/kg  <1 mg/kg
 Arsenic(mg/kg)  ≤3mg/kg  <3 mg/kg
 Residue on Ignition, w/%  ≤0.2%  0.10%
 PH ,0.5% Solution  5.0~7.0  5.6
 Residual Solvents  Methanol≤0.1%  0.02%
 Ethanol≤0.1%  Not Detected
 Specific Rotation (20C dried basis)  -43.4°~-40.0°  -41.2°
 Aerobic Plate Count  ≤250/g  <250/g
 Coliforms  ≤10/g  <10/g
 Fungi  ≤100/g  <100/g
 Melting Point  80~83℃  Conforms
 Conclusion: Conforms with above specification of USP 39/FCC 8th