|Ball-and-stick model of the saccharin molecule, C7H5NO3S,|
as found in the crystal structure
by Ben Mills
As with many fortuitous discoveries that is when the real work started. Constantin worked for months determining the modes of production, characteristic reactions and chemical composition of saccharin. Though initially disregarded by the scientific community
his discovery was embraced by the public
and brought the chemist wealth when he
established a production facility.
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