A salt of a synthetic acid which is a cyclohexyl derivative of sulphamic acid. Sodium and calcium cyclamates were formerly used as artificial sweeteners.‘Intense sweeteners permitted for use in Australian and New Zealand foods are acesulphame potassium, aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, alitame, thaumatin and neotame.’
- ‘Other artificial sweeteners were formerly used, especially cyclamates.’
- ‘I have reservations about the other sweeteners, such as acesulfame-K, sucralose, and the cyclamates.’
- ‘Olney, who was instrumental in banning the use of cyclamates, warned that aspartame had brain damaging properties.’
1950s contraction of cyclohexylsulphamate.
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