Record Information
Creation date2010-04-08 22:12:23 UTC
Update date2015-07-20 23:29:01 UTC
Primary IDFDB016344
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameAlitame
DescriptionSweetening agent. Intensely sweet, approx. 2000 x sucrose. Use currently (1999) permitted in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and China Alitame is an artificial sweetener developed by Pfizer in the early 1980s and currently marketed in some countries under the brand name Aclame. Like aspartame, alitame is an aspartic acid-containing dipeptide. Most dipeptides are not sweet, but the unexpected discovery of aspartame in 1965 led to a search for similar compounds that shared its sweetness. Alitame is one such second-generation dipeptide sweetener. Neotame, developed by the owners of the NutraSweet brand, is another.
CAS Number80863-62-3
Alitame anhydrousHMDB
CP 54802HMDB
L-a-Aspartyl-N-(2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-3-thietanyl)-D-alaninamide, 9ciHMDB
L-a-Aspartyl-N-(2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-3-thietanyl)-D-alaninamide, 9CIdb_source
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Chemical FormulaC14H25N3O4S
IUPAC name
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C14H25N3O4S/c1-7(16-11(21)8(15)6-9(18)19)10(20)17-12-13(2,3)22-14(12,4)5/h7-8,12H,6,15H2,1-5H3,(H,16,21)(H,17,20)(H,18,19)
Isomeric SMILESCC(NC(=O)C(N)CC(O)=O)C(=O)NC1C(C)(C)SC1(C)C
Average Molecular Weight331.431
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight331.156576993
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as dipeptides. These are organic compounds containing a sequence of exactly two alpha-amino acids joined by a peptide bond.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic acids and derivatives
ClassCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassAmino acids, peptides, and analogues
Direct ParentDipeptides
Alternative Parents
  • Alpha-dipeptide
  • Aspartic acid or derivatives
  • N-acyl-alpha amino acid or derivatives
  • Alpha-amino acid amide
  • Alanine or derivatives
  • N-substituted-alpha-amino acid
  • Alpha-amino acid or derivatives
  • Heterocyclic fatty acid
  • N-acyl-amine
  • Fatty amide
  • Fatty acid
  • Fatty acyl
  • Thietane
  • Secondary carboxylic acid amide
  • Amino acid or derivatives
  • Amino acid
  • Carboxamide group
  • Dialkylthioether
  • Thioether
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Amine
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 50.74%; H 7.60%; N 12.68%; O 19.31%; S 9.67%DFC
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
ChemSpider ID13996684
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID13362146
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDKQS52-O:KQS52-O
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke IDNot Available
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDrw1002231
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDAlitame
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <> Accessed 15.10.23.
MSDSNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
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