Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone (NHDC), also recognized as Neohesperidin DC Sweetener (E-959), a potent and non-caloric sweetening agent obtained through the alkaline hydrogenation of neohesperidin, a compound sourced from citrus. NHDC stands as an exceptional sweetener, boasting an intensity up to 1000 times sweeter than sucrose while remaining devoid of caloric content. Its impressive sweetness profile, coupled with its natural derivation from citrus sources, positions NHDC as a versatile and sought-after alternative to traditional sugar.
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.
- Derived from citrus through alkaline hydrogenation of neohesperidin
- Non-caloric sweetener with an intensity 1000 times higher than sucrose
- Natural and intense sweetness profile
Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone finds diverse applications across the food and beverage industry. It's extensively used as a sweetening agent in various products including beverages, confectionery, baked goods, and dietary supplements, offering a natural and highly intense sweetness without adding any calories. Its ability to impart sweetness without contributing to caloric intake makes it an ideal choice for manufacturers seeking healthier alternatives to sugar without compromising taste.