Alitame Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications
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Alitame is a synthetic intense sweetener that was developed by Pfizer. It corresponds to l-α-aspartyl-N-(2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-3-thioethanyl)-d-alaninamide] making it an amino acid-based sweetener. It is approximately 2000 times sweeter than sucrose, 12 times sweeter than aspartame, and six times sweeter than saccharin. It is supplied as a white, crystalline powder with a characteristic sweet taste.
Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF
Synonyms and Trade Names: Alitame; L-Aspartyl-D-Alanine-N-(2,2,4,4-Tetramethylthietan-3-Yl)Amide; 3-(L-Aspartyl-D-Alaninamido)-2,2,4,4-Tetramethylthietane; Aclame
Uses and Applications: Intense Sweetener
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