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Apparent specific volumes and tastes of cyclamates, other sulfamates, saccharins and acesulfame sweeteners

Birch, G.G., Haywood, K.A., Hanniffy, G.G., Coyle, C.M. and Spillane, W.J. (2004) Apparent specific volumes and tastes of cyclamates, other sulfamates, saccharins and acesulfame sweeteners. Food Chemistry, 84 (3). pp. 429-435. ISSN 0308-8146

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Measurements of apparent specific volume (ASV) for a series of alternative sweeteners (cyclamates, sulfamates, saccharins, acesulfames and anilinomethanesulfonates) have been made. Taste data have been obtained for many of the new compounds unless the toxicity of the associated metals precluded this. Apparent molar volume (AMV), isentropic specific (IASC) and isentropic molar (IAMC) compressibilities were also measured. Sixteen metallic cyclamates cyc-C6H11NHSO3M and two phenylsulfamates ArNHSO3Na, namely 3.5-dimethyl- and 3,4-dimethoxyphenylsulfamates have been examined. When the ASVs for these are combined with those for 15 aliphatic, aromatic and alicyclic sulfamates from a previous study, many of the values are seen to fall into the region that was previously identified as being the "sweet area", i.e. the ASVs lay between similar to0.5 and similar to0.7 (a few sweet compounds fall below this range and it is suggested that it could be extended slightly to accommodate these). Interestingly, the anilinomethanesulfonates, ArNHCH2SO3Na (Ar = C6H5-, 3-MeC6H4- and 3-ClC6H4-) lie clearly in the sweet region but only one of them shows slight sweetness showing that the molecular structural change made (compared with the 'parent' sulfamate-NHSO3-) cannot be accommodated at the receptor site. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13555
Uncontrolled Keywords:apparent specific volume, sweet, cyclamates, sulfamates, saccharins, acesulfames, MOLAR VOLUMES, MOLECULES, BITTER, MIXTURES, SUGARS

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