Preparation from Naringen, a flavanone glycoside occurring naturally in grapefruit. It is used as sweetening agent, especially in chewing gum and dentifrices.
ChEBI: A member of the dihydrochalcones that is 3,2',4',6'-tetrahydroxy-4-methoxydihydrochalcone attached to a neohesperidosyl residue at position 4' via glycosidic linkage. It is found in sweet orange.
Off-white crystals or powder. Insoluble in water.
The flash point of Neosperidin dihydrochalcone has not been determined, but Neosperidin dihydrochalcone is probably combustible.
Sweetening agent, especially in chewing gum and dentifrices.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Neosperidin dihydrochalcone is a ether-alcohol derivative. The ether being relatively unreactive. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert alcohols to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.