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.
|Name of Product||Denatonium saccharide|
|Synonyms||Neutral Violet Bl; denatonium sacharide; Denatonium saccharidum; Saccharide de dénatonium; sacárido de denatonio; Benzenemethanaminium|
|Molecular Weight||507.6 g/mol|
|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:
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.