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  • n. the lactone of saccharonic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white crystalline substance, C6H8O6, obtained by the oxidation of saccharin, and regarded as the lactone of saccharonic acid.
  • n. An oily liquid, C6H10O2, obtained by the reduction of saccharin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The crystalline lactone, C6-H10O5 + H2O, of saccharonic acid, from which it. is formed when a solution is evaporated by heat or in a desiccator. It melts at 145–146° C.


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