acesulfame potassium

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a·ce·sul·fame potassium

A white crystalline powder, C4H4KNO4S, having a taste about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, used as a calorie-free sweetener. Also called acesulfame K.

[Alteration of earlier acetosulfam (perhaps influenced by aspartame) : aceto- + sulf(o)- + am(ine).]
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In each no added sugars formulations was used specific type of sweeteners: aspartame (F2); sodium saccharine and sodium cyclamate (F3); potassium acesulfame and sucralose (F4).
The formulation used was (% m/m): 40 distilled water, 2.5 BTM pectin, calcium chloride (50 mg/g of BTM pectin), 65 sorbitol, specific sweeteners for each formulation (F2: aspartame-0.13; F3: sodium saccharine and sodium cyclamate-0.03 and 0.07, respectively; F4: potassium acesulfame and sucralose-0.06 and 0.07, respectively), 0.2 citric acid, 0.05 sodium benzoate and 0.25 sodium erythorbate.