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PHR1381

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Aspartame

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym(s):
Aspartame, Asp-Phe-OMe, Asp-Phe methyl ester, 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.24

Quality Level

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to PhEur A1320000
traceable to USP 1043706

storage temp.

2-30°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

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Aspartame is a low-calorie nutritive sugar substitute used in table-top sweeteners, chewing gums, soft drinks, etc.

Application

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Aspartame may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by high performance liquid chromatography.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB9987 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

HPLC analysis of aspartame and saccharin in pharmaceutical and dietary formulations.
Di Pietra AM, et al.
Chromatographia, 30(3-4), 215-219 (1990)
Marina Marinovich et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 60, 109-115 (2013-07-31)
Aspartame is a synthetic sweetener that has been used safely in food for more than 30 years. Its safety has been evaluated by various regulatory agencies in accordance with procedures internationally recognized, and decisions have been revised and updated regularly.
T J Maher et al.
Environmental health perspectives, 75, 53-57 (1987-11-01)
The artificial sweetener aspartame (L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanyl-methyl ester), is consumed, primarily in beverages, by a very large number of Americans, causing significant elevations in plasma and, probably, brain phenylalanine levels. Anecdotal reports suggest that some people suffer neurologic or behavioral reactions in
L D Stegink
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 46(1 Suppl), 204-215 (1987-07-01)
Toxicology is based on the premise that all compounds are toxic at some dose. Thus, it is not surprising that very large doses of aspartame (or its components--aspartate, phenylalanine, and methanol) produce deleterious effects in sensitive animal species. The critical
J D Fernstrom
Appetite, 11 Suppl 1, 35-41 (1988-01-01)
The ingestion of a meal of carbohydrates by fasting rats rapidly increases brain tryptophan level and serotonin (5-HT) synthesis. The rise in brain tryptophan level follows from an increase in tryptophan transport into brain, the consequence of an insulin-induced reduction

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