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1. a. What is the name of the chemical used in Sweet 'n Low? Draw the structure.
b. Why was a temporary restriction placed on the use of this sweetener? What is the Delaney Amendment?

2. a. What is the chemical name and structure of the sweetener used in Equal and Nutrasweet?

b. Read the back of a diet soda can. Who is cautioned against drinking the product? What is this disease?

3. a. What is the name of the sweetener used in Splenda? What compound is modified and how is it modified?

b. Does Splenda appear to be perfectly safe?

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1.a. Sweet and Low contains saccharin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_substitute). For the structure see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharin
b. There is some evidence that saccharin can increase occurrences of cancer among rats (see saccharin wiki ref.). The Delaney Amendment forbade the ...

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Short paragraph answers with web references to 3 questions regarding artificial sweetners.