Denatonium saccharide (90823-38-4)

Denatonium Saccharide Chemical Structure

What is Denatonium Saccharide?

Denatonium Saccharide (DS) is the saccharide salt of quaternary ammonium cation denatonium. It is a bittering agent that is commonly added to products that are potentially harmful or toxic if ingested, such as household cleaning products, pesticides, and automotive fluids. It is available under the trade name BITTERANT-s. It is considered to be 5 times more bitter than Denatonium benzoate with a bitterness threshold of 0.01 ppm.

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Name of Product Denatonium saccharide
IUPAC Name benzyl-[2-(2,6-dimethylanilino)-2-oxoethyl]-diethylazanium;1-oxido-1-oxo-1,2-benzothiazol-3-one
Synonyms Neutral Violet Bl; denatonium sacharide; Denatonium saccharidum; Saccharide de dénatonium; sacárido de denatonio; Benzenemethanaminium
CAS No 90823-38-4
Molecular Formula C28H33N3O4S
Molecular Weight 507.6 g/mol
Pubchem CID 64772
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Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid Crystalline powder
2 Appearance (Color) White to Light yellow
3 Solubility Slightly soluble in DMSO and Methanol
4 Melting Point 173 -179°C
5 Assay (% by mass) 99.0 -100.5


Denatonium saccharide is primarily used as a bittering agent to discourage accidental or intentional ingestion of harmful substances. Some common uses of denatonium saccharide include:

  • It is most commonly used as an animal repellent and for denaturing alcohol.
  • It is often added to household cleaning products, such as bleach and disinfectants, to make them taste extremely bitter and deter accidental ingestion.
  • It is also used in pesticides to discourage animals and humans from ingesting them.
  • Denatonium saccharide is added to automotive fluids such as antifreeze, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid to deter accidental ingestion.
  • Some personal care products, such as nail polish remover and mouthwash, may also contain denatonium saccharide to prevent accidental consumption.
  • It is also added to less hazardous aerosol products (such as gas dusters) to discourage inhalant abuse of the volatile vapors.

Side effects

There are no such side effects associated with Denatonium saccharide when used as intended and at recommended concentrations. However, some people may face skin and eye irritation, nausea and vomiting, irritation of the respiratory system causing coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, and other allergic reactions.

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