Saccharin is "the anhydride of ortho-sulphamide-benzoic acid"; it is a laboratory product of toluene.

Properties:

Appearance.........................................................................................

Solubility:

Color.............................................................................................................

Cold H2O ..................................................................................

Odor.....................................................................

Hot H2O .......................................................................................

Taste, 1 to 10,000 sol...................................................................

C2H5OH.......................................................................................

NH4OH ........................................................................................

Add 0.06 Gm. citric acid to a 1 to 10,000 solution Saccharin, and compare relative sweetness with that first tasted..................................................................................................................................................................

Incinerate 0.008 Gm. Saccharin. What odor evolved?..............................................................................

Benzosulphinide is used as a substitute for sugar in cases of diabetes, but frequently is not tolerated very long.

The official Sodii Benzosulphinidum is more soluble.