Q. 10

Name an artificial sweetener which has dipeptide linkage between two amino acids.

Answer :

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener which is a non-carbohydrate compound. This is a methyl ester having dipeptide linkage between aminoacids Aspartic acid and Phenylalanine.



Aspartic acid Phenylalaninemethylester Aspartame


-NH2 group of Aspartic acid joins with –COOH group of Phenylalaninemethylester to form dipeptide unit ( -CONH).


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