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Aspartame is an artificial non-saccharide sweetener 200 times sweeter than sucrose, and is commonly used as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. It is a methyl ester of the aspartic acid/phenylalanine dipeptide with the trade names NutraSweet, Equal, and Canderel. First submitted for approval as a food ingredient in 1974, aspartame was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981.   Wikipedia

  • SMILES: COC(=O)[C@H](Cc1ccccc1)NC(=O)[C@@H](N)CC(=O)O
  • InChIKey: IAOZJIPTCAWIRG-QWRGUYRKSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 294.31
  • ALogP: -0.31
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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1-methyl n-l-alpha-aspartyl-l-phenylalanate | 1-methyl n-l-alpha-aspartyl-l-phenylalanine | 1-methyl n-l-α-aspartyl-l-phenylalanate | 3-amino-n-(alpha-carboxyphenethyl)succinamic acid n-methyl ester | 3-amino-n-(alpha-methoxycarbonylphenethyl) succinamic acid | 3-amino-n-(α-carboxyphenethyl)succinamic acid n-methyl ester | 3-amino-n-(α-methoxycarbonylphenethyl) succinamic acid | apm | aspartam | aspartame | aspartamo | aspartamum | aspartylphenylalanine methyl ester | asp-phe-ome | e951 | l-aspartyl-l-phenylalanine methyl ester | sc-18862

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