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Organic Chemistry: Sucralose and Sucrose

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Look up the chemical structure of sucralose, and compare to sucrose. How are they similar? How are they different? What properties make sucralose non-caloric?

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Please see the attached file for diagram and further details.

Comparison of the chemical structures of sucrose (top) and sucralose (bottom).
Sucrose is a carbohydrate where as sucralose is an organochloride.

They are similar in a way both contain a six membered ring and a five membered ring connected each other by an ether linkage.

They are different due to the presence of three chlorine atoms in the later instead of hydroxyl group in the first.

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener about 600 times sweeter than sucrose, twice as sweet as saccharin, four times as sweet as aspartame.

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This solution of 388 words compares the chemical structures of sucrose and sucralose as well as discusses the similarities and differences in chemical properties. Reference used is included (see attachment for diagram).