Rebaudioside A

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Rebaudioside A
Rebaudioside A.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 58543-16-1
PubChem 124378
UNII B3FUD0528F YesY
Properties
Molecular formula C44H70O23 [1]
Molar mass 967,01 g/mol
Appearance white powder
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Rebaudioside A is a steviol glycoside that is 200 times sweeter than sugar.[2] The glycoside contains only glucose (to the exclusion of other commonly found monosaccharides) as its monosaccharide moieties. It contains four glucose molecules in total with the central glucose of the triplet connected to the main steviol structure at its hydroxyl group, and the remaining glucose at its carboxyl group forming an ester bond.

Rebiana is the trade name for high-purity rebaudioside A.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rebaudioside A MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET November 6, 2006
  2. ^ CSPI wants more tests for rebiana
  3. ^ Prakash I, Dubois GE, Clos JF, Wilkens KL, Fosdick LE (July 2008). "Development of rebiana, a natural, non-caloric sweetener". Food Chem. Toxicol. 46 Suppl 7: S75–82. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2008.05.004. PMID 18554769.