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Empirical formula: C14H18N2O5
a: 17.685 Å
b: 17.685 Å
c: 4.919 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1538.46 Å3
Space group: P41
Calculated density: 1.271 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 294.307 g/mole
Trade name: Nutrasweet
Common name: Aspartame
CSD refcode: DAWGOX
Short description: Aspartame is a common artificial sweetener.
Keyword: artificial sweetener
CAS registry number: 22839-47-0
Layman's explanation: Aspartame was discovered by accident in 1965 while trying to create an ulcer treatment drug, it was approved in 1981. Aspartame is produced artificially by combining methanol, phenylalanine, and aspartic acid. Also known as NutraSweet, Aspartame is found in beverages of several types and in many foods. NutraSweet is 200 times sweeter than sucrose, which is common table sugar.
IUPAC name: L-Aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester
Citation of a publication: M. Hatada, J. Jancarik, B. Graves, Sung-Hou Kim; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 107, (1985), 4279
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50603.cif 50603.crt 50603.gif 50603.GIF 50603.ort
50603.pdb 50603.sdt 50603.tab

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