If we're going to get all scientific about this, the full name is :

6-methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazine-4(3H)-one-2,2-dioxide (potassium salt)

With molecular formula:


This tells me a lot more about it than the commercial name 'Acesulfame' - which is no more 'scientific' than 'Ribena' or 'Hoover' or any other brand name.

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