• Klaus Ruppersberg
  • Sabine Nick
  • Renate Peper-Bienzeisler
Translated title of the contributionTest your knowledge with challenges from the International ChemistryOlympiad!: Take the pain away! (I)
In most medicine cabinets, sometimes even in the glove compartment of the car, or in many handbags, at least one of the four most common over-the-counter painkillers can be found. In order of the total sales, they are ibuprofen (46%), acetylsalicylic acid (also called ASA or Aspirin®, partially combined with vitamin C, caffeine, etc.; 29%), paracetamol (11%), and diclofenac (7%). Although, chemically, they are all very similar, they can be easily distinguished between with the following experiments.
Original languageGerman
JournalCHEMKON - Chemie konkret
Pages (from-to)401-402
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 15.11.2017

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