- ≥97% (HPLC)
- Off-white powder
- Melting Point
- 156-158 °C (lit.)
Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone is a flavonoid sweetening agent with potent antioxidant activity. It is a preparation from Naringen, a flavanone glycoside occurring naturally in grapefruit. It is used as an artifical sweetener, especially in chewing gum and dentifrices. In food it is used as a flavour enhancer in concentrations of around 4-5 parts per million (ppm) and as an artificial sweetener at around 15-20 ppm. Pharmaceutical companies use it reducing the bitterness of pharmacological drugs in tablet form, and it has been used for livestock feed as a means of reducing feeding time. It is also widely favoured for use in otherwise naturally bitter products. As a flavour enhancer, NHDC is used in a wide range of products and is indicated by the E number E 959. It is noted particularly for enhancing sensory effects.
NHDC, Neohesperidin DC, Neohesperidin DHC, 1-(4-((2-O-[6-Deoxy-&alpha, -L-mannopyranosyl]-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy)-2,6-dihydroxyphenyl)-3-[3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl]-1-propanone
156-158 °C (lit.)
|Short Term Storage||
|Long Term Storage||
Protect from light and moisture.
|Use / Stability||
Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at -20°C.
Not dangerous goods
(1) G.E. Inglett, et al.: J. Food Sci. 34, 101 (1969), (2) J.F. Fisher, J. Agric. Food Chem. 25, 682 (1977), (3) P.J. Pratter, Perfum. Flavor. 5, 12 (1981), (4) B.A.R. Lina, et al., Food Chem. Toxicol. 28, 507 (1990), (5) J.-M. Choi, et al., Biol. Pharm. Bull. 30, 324 (2007)
1 g, 5 g, Bulk