University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2203082.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202203082

Special Issue: 化学科普(2022)

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Know the Sweetness and Enjoy the "Sweet" Life

Minling Jiang, Tian He, Shouchun Yin()   

  • Received:2022-03-28 Accepted:2022-05-17 Published:2022-08-30
  • Contact: Shouchun Yin


In this article, the types of sweeteners, the functions and efficacy of xylitol and erythritol in sugar alcohol, and the preparation of erythritol are introduced by telling a fictional story about how Miss Sweetener helps young people give up sugar. In the meantime, the shortcomings of sweeteners are elaborated in order to provide some suggestions for human healthy life.

Key words: Sweetener, Xylitol, Erythritol, Efficacy, Popularization of science


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