Aspartame, E951

Aspartame, E951
About product

Aspartame, E951 - Aspartame, or L-aspartame-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, with the chemical formula C 14 H 18 N 2 O 5 is an organic chemical compound, which is marked with the code E951 on food products. Aspartame is used as a sweetener in low-calorie products such as soda or chewing gum. It is also found in cold meats, fish, canned fish. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry and is part of most effervescent tablets.

Aspartame, or dipeptide Asp-Phe methyl ester (L-aspargine-L-phenylalanine) is a chemical compound that is used as a sweetener, known on food products as E951. Phenylalanine, asparagine and other methyl acids are very common in foods these days. We can meet aspartame in products such as low-calorie drinks, chewing gums, soft drinks, table sweeteners and recently more often in medicines, especially in effervescent tablets.
Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, was invented in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for GD Searle & Company. The chemist obtained aspartame as part of his research in the search for a cure for ulcers. He discovered its sweetness when, contrary to the health and safety rules, he licked his own finger stained with this compound. In 1985, the pharmaceutical company GD Searle was acquired by Monsanto, which continued to produce aspartame under the name NutraSweet Company.

  • CAS number: 22839-47-0,
  • form: solid,
  • White color,
  • Smell and taste: no smell, sweet taste,
  • The product is sent to the customer in a cardboard box.
Product inquiry
To order, send a product inquiry
Chemical raw materials and intermediates