What Am I? Season 2 Episode 2

Below I’ve listed the key chemicals or elements found in a commonly available  product, which may (or may not) be slightly UK-centric.  All chemicals drawn below are part of the same 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.


3 Replies to “What Am I? Season 2 Episode 2”

  1. the mono-hydroxylated cyclohexane is one of the menthol isomers – and there are 2 dyes as well (an azo dye and a triarylmethane dye I don’t recognise). The sugars would support the cough syrup hypothesis. The thiol (family of thiols?) is the puzzler, and nothing jumps out at me WRT the catechol.

  2. Flavourings, colourings, sugar, hexylresorcinol… definitely some kind of throat syrup. That sulfonic acid on the dye is confused, though.

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