acesulfame-K


ace·sul·fame–K

noun \ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā\

Definition of ACESULFAME-K

:  a white crystalline powder C4H4KNO4S that is a cyclic organic potassium salt, has a sweetness much more intense than sucrose, and is used as a noncaloric sweetener in foods and beverages —called also acesulfame potassium

Origin of ACESULFAME-K

acet- + sulf- + -ame (as in aspartame)
First Known Use: 1982

ace·sul·fame–K

noun \ˈā-sē-ˌsəl-ˌfām-ˈkā\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACESULFAME–K

: a white crystalline powder C4H4KNO4S that is a cyclic organic potassium salt, has a sweetness much more intense than sucrose, and is used as a noncaloric sweetener in foods and beverages—called also acesulfame potassium

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