Acesulfame potassium(CAS No.55589-62-3),E950, Acesulfame K , Ace K

Acesulfame potassium(CAS No.55589-62-3),E950, Acesulfame K , Ace K
Acesulfame potassium(CAS No.55589-62-3),E950, Acesulfame K , Ace K
Product Description

Name:  Acesulfame potassium

Synonyms:  Acesulfame K; Ace K

Molecular Structure:

Molecular Formula:  C4H4KNO4S

Molecular Weight:  201.24

CAS Number55589-62-3

EINECS:  259-715-3


. Acesulfame K is 180-200 times sweeter than sucrose, as sweet as aspartame, about half as sweet as saccharin, and one-quarter as sweet as sucralose. Like saccharin, it has a slightly bitter aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. Kraft Foods has patented the use of sodium ferulate to mask acesulfame's aftertaste. Acesulfame K is often blended with other sweeteners (usually sucralose or aspartame). These blends are reputed to give a more sugar-like taste whereby each masks the other's aftertaste, and/or exhibits a synergistic effect by which the blend is sweeter than its components.

No adverse reactions in the body to the consumption of Acesulfame-K have been found despite extensive and through safety studies and the wide use in Europe for more than ten years. It doesn't metabolize and accumulate in the body, doesn't affect the normal function of human body, is excreted rapidly and completely, so it's very suitable for diabetics.

Acesulfame-K is widely used in various kind of food. Acesulfame-K is the most suitable for soft beverage because of it's high stability and good taste, it can be used in such foodstuffs as : soft drink, chewing gum, coffee(instant), tea(instant), dairy product analogs, gelatins, pudding desserts, tabletop sweetener and baked food. Acesulfame-K can be also used in medicine and cosmetics, for example, syrup, sugarcoating pius, toothpaster, lipstick, mouthwasher and similar products.



Product name

Acesulfame K

Test item

Speficication (FCCIV)

Assay (On dry basis)



White crystalline powder

Solubility in water

Freely soluble

Solubility in alcohol

Slightly soluble

Ultraviolet absorption


Test for potassium

Yellow precipitate

Loss on drying

0.5% Max


0.1% Max



Heavy metals

1PPM Max


3PPM Max


3PPM Max


10PPM Max


0.1PPM Max


6.5 - 7.5


Package: 25kgs per paper carton or fiber drum, metal drum, lined with two polyethylene inner bag or Aluminium foil bag.

Storage:   Stored in a dry and cool place, keep away from strong light and heat.

Shelf life: Two years when stored properly in a well-closed container. 

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