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saccharin




saccharin molecule
Saccharin molecule
Or o-sulfobenzoic imide, a sweetening agent, 550 times sweeter than sucrose, normally used as its soluble sodium salt. Not absorbed by the body, it used by diabetics and in low-calorie dietetic foods. Early fears that it may be carcinogenic proved unfounded.


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