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A5139

Sigma-Aldrich

Asp-Phe methyl ester

≥98%

Synonym(s):
Aspartame, Asp-Phe-OMe, N-(L-α-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine methyl ester
Linear Formula:
HOOCCH2CH(NH2)CONHCH(CH2C6H5)COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
294.30
Beilstein:
2223850
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

Quality Level

assay

≥98%

form

powder

sweetness

160-200 × sucrose

color

white to off-white

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COC(=O)[C@H](Cc1ccccc1)NC(=O)[C@@H](N)CC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C14H18N2O5/c1-21-14(20)11(7-9-5-3-2-4-6-9)16-13(19)10(15)8-12(17)18/h2-6,10-11H,7-8,15H2,1H3,(H,16,19)(H,17,18)/t10-,11-/m0/s1

InChI key

IAOZJIPTCAWIRG-QWRGUYRKSA-N

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General description

Asp-Phe methyl ester (aspartame, APM, ASP), a dipeptide ester, is made up of phenyl alanine and aspartic acid. Its genotoxic effects have been investigated. Its interaction with certain hydrocolloids has been studied.

Application

Asp-Phe methyl ester is used for the preparation of Ad libitum Standard Chow, with ad libitum drinking water (animals control diet) containing Asp-Phe methyl ester. It is also used for the TFA diet preparation (TFA diet with ad lib drinking water contains Asp-Phe methyl ester.

Packaging

1, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Asp-Phe methyl ester (Asp-Phe-OMe) is used as a synthetic sweeter, sugar substitute. Asp-Phe methyl ester is being studied for a variety of potential benefits as a nutrition supplement, such as the delay of osteoarthritis and modulation of rheumatoid factor activity. Asp-Phe methyl ester is being studied for its effect on thrombin activity and blood clotting.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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