What Am I? 15

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals found in a commonly available  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.  If you guess on Twitter (@kjhaxton), please DM your guess so others can play.


7 thoughts on “What Am I? 15

  1. I thought this could be some kind of mouthwash, but phenol is throwing me off.

  2. CAS 8005-44-5 = Cetostearyl alcohol
    CAS 9005-00-9 = Polyoxyethylene stearyl ether
    CAS 8042-47-5 = White mineral oil
    CAS 63148-62-9 = Polydimethylsiloxane
    E124 = red azo dye
    E110 = yellow azo dye

    Glucose (x2), salicylic acid, water, phenol, and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride.

    I cannot find a product with these ingredients. Clearly some kind of orangish liquid antimicrobial. Glucose is an interesting addition if it is a liquid antimicrobial solution.

  3. Antimicrobial is along the right lines, but its not a liquid, not with those CAS number chemicals. Also its not chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, its chlorhexidine digluconate. That may not be clear from the diagram but its difficult to draw these things sometimes!

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