From Sugar to Splenda

A Personal and Scientific Journey of a Carbohydrate Chemist and Expert Witness

  • Bert Fraser-Reid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

More than just coincidence connects a Tate & Lyle lawsuit and artificial sweetener to Jamaican-born Chemist Bert Fraser-Reid. From his first experience of Chemistry through his diabetic father, to his determination and drive as a Chemistry student in Canada, Fraser-Reid weaves a remarkable tale integrating science, law and autobiographical anecdotes. This book arises from the lawsuit brought by Tate & Lyle against companies accused of infringing its patents for sucralose, the sweet ingredient in the artificial sweetener SPLENDA which is made by chlorinating sugar. From a 1958 undergraduate intern witnessing the pioneering experiments on sugar chlorination, to being the 1991 recipient of the world’s premiere prize for carbohydrate chemistry, Fraser-Reid was groomed for his role as expert witness in the mentioned lawsuit. Nevertheless, it seems more than his career links Fraser-Reid to the case.

Keywords

Artificial Sweetener Autobiography Carbohydrate Chemistry Fraser-Reid Patent SPLENDA Sucralose Tate & Lyle

Authors and affiliations

  • Bert Fraser-Reid
    • 1
  1. 1.PittsboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22781-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22780-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22781-3
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