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Homework Help: Sucralose molecule formula - help, please?

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1

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    Hi, I'm trying to figure out the formula for Sucralose, but this image is so small I can't make out the type.
    http://www.splendatruth.com/about_how.htm [Broken]
    Can you tell what it is supposed to be?
    Also, are the OH groups hanging off the molecule called hydroxyls?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2005 #2

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    I found this picture of sucralose.
    http://diet-studies.com/splenda.html [Broken]

    According to a few dictionary sites, OH is called hydroxyl, but I've never heard anybody say that. Usually it's called hydroxy (no L), so you get names like gamma-hydroxybutyrate.
     
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  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3

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    Thanks for your help, Shawn. That's a better illustration than what I had. I found this page http://www.chemindustry.com/chemicals/1091425.html that says the formula is C12H19Cl3O8 and I think this matches the little illustration I mocked up.
    http://www.geocities.com/thesquarerootoftwo/photos/sucralose_first_draft.jpg

    Does this look OK? I hope I didn't miscount. Thanks!
     
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