Humectancies of d‐tagatose and d‐sorbitol

@article{Lu2001HumectanciesOD,
  title={Humectancies of d‐tagatose and d‐sorbitol},
  author={Y Lu},
  journal={International Journal of Cosmetic Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={23}
}
  • Y. Lu
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Most toothpastes contain either d‐sorbitol or glycerin, or both, as humectants. Both compounds are about half as sweet as sucrose. This level of sweetness is not as intense as desired by most people when brushing teeth. Therefore, many brands of toothpaste add saccharin, a high‐intensity sweetener, to increase product sweetness to acceptable levels. While this combination provides the required bulk, humectancy and sweetness, the last characteristic suffers from the widely perceived metallic, or… 
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