Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone (NHDC) is an intensive sweetener, derived from citrus by alkaline hydrogenation of neohesperidin.
Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone is non-caloric sweetener, it isup to 1000 times as sweet as sucrose.
CAS No.: 20702-77-6
EINECS No.: 243-978-6
Chemical Formula: C28H36O15
Molecular Weight: 612.5834
Synonyms: Neohesperidin DC; NHDC
Freely soluble in hot water, very slightly soluble in cold water and practically insoluble in ether and benzene, insoluble (<0.1 g/100 mL)
Appearance: Off white crystalline powder
Odor: Characteristic intense sweet taste
Assay (Basis on dry): 98.0% Min. (HPLC)
Ethanol solubility: Clear (1%w/v)
Loss on drying: 12.0% Max.
Residue on ignition [sulfated]: 0.2% Max.
Heavy metals: 10ppm Max.
Lead [Pb]: 2ppm Max.