A-Z List of Chemicals

SoundCitizen’s List of Compounds

(Alphabetical, December 2012) 

Peruse the list below to learn more about what we’re measuring!  Additional chemicals will be added as we expand our analytical methods.

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Compound Name

Chemical Structure

Chemical Formula

Mol. weight (g/mol)

Pub Chem ID

Notes

acesulfame K

chemical structure of acesulfame K

C4H4KNO4S

201.24

11074431

Artificial sweetener

acetaminophen

Chemical structure of acetaminophen

C8H9NO2

151.16

1983

weak anti-inflammatory, commonly used to treat minor aches and pains

atrazine

Chemical structure of atrazine

C8H14ClN5

215.68

2256

A herbicide used to control weeds in major crops

benzylparaben

Chemical structure of benzylparaben

C14H12O3

228.24

7180

A preservative in many water-based cosmetics

caffeine

Chemical structure of caffeine

C8H10N4O2

194.19

2519

A bitter alkaloid used as a stimulant, reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, and a naturally occurring pesticide in some plants

carbamazepine

Chemical structure of carbamazepine

C15H12N2O

236.27

2554

An anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug

trans-cinnamic acid

chemical structure of trans-cinnamic acid

C9H8O2

148.16

444539

Mammalian metabolite of cinnamon, also produced by microorganisms and produced commercially for fragrances

ensulizole

Chemical structure of ensulizole

C13H10N2O3S

274.30

33919

A sunscreen used in products to protect against UVB rays

ethylvanillin

Chemical structure of ethylvanillin

C9H10O3

166.17

8467

Synthetic vanilla, ubiquitous in foods and pharmaceuticals

ibuprofen

chemical structure of ibuprofen

C13H18O2

206.28

3672

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

mecoprop

chemical structure of mecoprop

C10H11ClO3

214.65

7153

Herbicide

paraxanthine

chemical structure of paraxanthine

C7H8N4O2

180.2

4867

Metabolite of caffeine

propylparaben

Chemical structure of propylparaben

C10H12O3

180.2

7175

A preservative in many water-based cosmetics

salicylic acid

Chemical structure of salicylic acid

C7H6O3

138.12

338

Natural aspirin, metabolite of the human-made aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), also used in acne creams

sulfamethoxazole

Chemical structure of sulfamethoxazole

C10H11N3O3S

253.28

5329

An antibiotic drug

triclocarban

Chemical structure of triclocarban

C13H9Cl3N2O

315.58

7547

An antiseptic in disinfectants, soaps and other household products

triclosan

Chemical structure of triclosan

C12H7Cl3O2

289.54

5564

An antiseptic used in cosmetics and toiletries

vanillin

Chemical structure of vanillin

C8H8O3

152.15

1183

Natural vanilla, ubiquitous in nature, used in many foods and pharmaceutical