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480: Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate

Produced by a reaction of octane with maleic acid anhydride, followed by a reaction with sodium bisulphite.

Function & characteristics:

Bakery products, but mainly used in pharmaceutical preparations

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 2.5 mg/kg bodyweight

Side effects:
The product acts as a laxative.

Dietary restrictions:
None, 480 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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