What functional groups are there in aspartame?

1 Answer
Jul 30, 2014

The functional groups in aspartame are carboxyl, primary amine, amide, ester, and phenyl.

The structural formula of aspartame is


From left to right, the functional groups are

• A carboxyl group, -COOH
• An amine, -NH₂
• An amide group, -CONH-
• An ester group, -COOR
• A phenyl group, -C₆H₅