Sodium Saccharin

Saccharin is an artificial sweetener with effectively no food energy that is about 300–400 times as sweet as sucrose or table sugar, but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste.

Parameter Value

Chemical formula


Molar mass

183.18 g·mol−1


White crystalline solid


0.828 g/cm3

Melting point

228.8 to 229.7 °C (443.8 to 445.5 °F; 501.9 to 502.8 K)

Solubility in water

1 g per 290 mL

Acidity (pKa)


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