Authors:Lucinéia de Carvalho, Milena Segato, Ronaldo Nunes, Csaba Novak, and Éder Cavalheiro
The thermal decomposition behavior of acesulfame-K (ACK), aspartame (ASP), sodium cyclamate (SCL), saccharine (SAC), and sodium
saccharine (SSA) were investigated. After re-crystallization of the commercial samples the compounds were characterized by
using elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy and thermoanalytical techniques (TG/DTG, DTA, and DSC). Evidences of hydrate water
loss were observed for SSA and ASP. Melting was detected for SSA and SAC. Each compound decomposed in a characteristics way.
The decomposition of APS and SAC took place completely, while ACK, SCL and SSA resulted in K2SO4, Na2SO4, and Na2SO4, as residues respectively. The Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method for kinetic calculations was applied for the volatilization of saccharine
resulting in Ea = 80 ± 1 kJ mol−1 and log A = 7.36 ± 0.07 min−1.
Authors:Éva Polyák, K. Gombos, B. Hajnal, K. Bonyár-Müller, Sz Szabó, A. Gubicskó-Kisbenedek, K. Marton, and I. Ember
Artificial sweeteners are widely used all over the world. They may assist in weight management, prevention of dental caries, control of blood glucose of diabetics, and also can be used to replace sugar in foods. In the animal experimentation mice were given oral doses of water solutions of table top artificial sweeteners (saccharin, cyclamate based, acesulfame-K based, and aspartame) the amount of maximum Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) ad libitum. The controls received only tap water with the same drinking conditions as the treated groups. The mice were fed chow ad libitum.We measured food intake and body weight once a week, water and solutions of artificial sweeteners intake twice a week. The data were analysed by statistical methods (T-probe, regression analysis).Consumption of sweeteners resulted in significantly increased body weight; however, the food intake did not change.These results question the effect of non-caloric artificial sweeteners on weight-maintenance or body weight decrease.
Price, J. M., Biava, C. G., Oser, B. L., et al.: Bladder
tumours in rats fed cyclohexylamine or high doses of a mixture of cyclamate and