Acesulfame-potassium meaning

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A white crystalline powder, C4 H4 KNO4 S, having a taste about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, used as a calorie-free sweetener.
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The artificial sweetener, potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxo-oxathiazin-4-olate.
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Origin of acesulfame-potassium

  • Alteration of earlier acetosulfam (perhaps influenced by aspartame) aceto– sulf(o)– am(ine)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition