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E950 - Acesulfame k

Additives: E950 - Acesulfame k

Functions: Sweetener

Acesulfame potassium - AY-see-SUL-faym-, also known as acesulfame K -K is the symbol for potassium- or Ace K, is a calorie-free sugar substitute -artificial sweetener- often marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One. In the European Union, it is known under the E number -additive code- E950. It was discovered accidentally in 1967 by German chemist Karl Clauss at Hoechst AG -now Nutrinova-. In chemical structure, acesulfame potassium is the potassium salt of 6-methyl-1‚2,3-oxathiazine-4-3H--one 2‚2-dioxide. It is a white crystalline powder with molecular formula C4H4KNO4S and a molecular weight of 201.24 g/mol. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Safety of the proposed extension of use of acesulfame K -E 950- in foods for special medical purposes in young children (2016-04-05)

Names: Acésulfame K, Acésulfame-K, acésulfame de potassium, Acésulfame potassium, sel de potassium de l'acésulfame, Ace K, Acesulfamo-k

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