What Am I? 9

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals found in a common household product.  I’ve drawn the chemical structures of principal components where simple and appropriate; given the E number or CAS number (however tempting Sigma-Aldrich catalogue numbers would be) if no simple chemical structure exists for an additive; and given the chemical formulae or name if neither of the above make sense.  See if you can guess what this is!  If no one gets it within 24 hours, I will post a clue.

This week I want specific details!


8 thoughts on “What Am I? 9

  1. with a saturated fatty acid, a cis-fatty acid and a sulfur compound (sulfur compounds known to be smelly), I’m thinking margarine or olive oil.

  2. The bis(methylthio)methane is a major odor compound in synthetic truffle oil made with an olive oil base so I’m going to go with that.

  3. Since they are fatty acids, not fats, I’ll go with (aromatised?) candlewax.

  4. Agree with organiker. The components of olive oil are right too. It’s fake truffle oil.

  5. Yep, that sounds about right. Sorry satanorsanta, your comments got put in the spam tin for some reason.

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