4-Aminosalicylic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

4-Aminosalicylic Acid Properties

4-Aminosalicylic Acid

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4-Aminosalicylic acid is an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis. This organic compound has been use since the 1940s for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, where it has shown greater potency in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is thought to act via NF-?B inhibition and free radical scavenging.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Beige powder
CAS Number 65-49-6
ChEBI 27565
EINECS Number 200-613-5
HS Code 29225000
IUPAC Name 4-Amino-2-hydroxybenzoic Acid
InChI 1S/C7H7NO3/c8-4-1-2-5(7(10)11)6(9)3-4/h1-3,9H,8H2,(H,10,11)
Main Hazards Irritant
Melting Point 150.5 °C
Molar Mass 153.135 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H7NO3
RTECS Number VO1225000
Solubility 2 g/l
Synonyms 4-Aminosalicylic Acid;PAS;Benzoic acid,4-amino-2-hydroxy-;p-Aminosalicylic Acid
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