Saccharone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saccharone (Chem) A white crystalline substance, C6H8O6, obtained by the oxidation of saccharin, and regarded as the lactone of saccharonic acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saccharone 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sacchar,in + lactone,