cyclamate cy·cla·mate (sī'klə-māt', sĭk'lə-)
A salt or ester of cyclamic acid formerly used as a sweetening agent, especially calcium cyclamate or sodium cyclamate.
|cyclamate (sī'klə-māt', sĭk'lə-) Pronunciation Key
A salt or ester containing the group C6H12NO3S. Some cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.
odourless white crystalline powder that is used as a nonnutritive sweetener. The name usually denotes either calcium cyclamate or sodium cyclamate, both of which are salts of cyclohexylsulfamic acid (C6H11NHSO3H). These compounds are stable to heat and are readily soluble in water. Cyclamates have a very sweet taste, with about 30 times the sweetening power of sucrose. They are used as sweeteners in baked goods, confections, desserts, soft drinks, preserves, and salad dressings. They are often combined with saccharin to produce a synergistic sweetening effect
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