Sodium saccharin

Sodium saccharin, or sodium ortho-sulphobenzimide (molecular formula C7H4NNaO3S.2H2O), is an odorless, colorless white powder with a characteristic sweet taste. It is associated with various health defects, due to which the World Health Organization limits its daily intake to less than 0.5 milligrams per kilogram.

The pharmaceutical industry uses sodium saccharin as a coating on drugs. Chewable multivitamin and calcium tablets often contain sodium saccharin to improve their taste. It is also employed in the manufacture of toothpastes, personal health care products and cosmetics.

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