Salicylaldehyde Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Salicylaldehyde Properties


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Salicylaldehyde is a chemical compound. Along with 3-hydroxybenzaldehyde and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, it is one of the three isomers of hydroxybenzaldehyde. This colorless oily liquid has a bitter almond odor at higher concentration and a characteristic buckwheat aroma at lower concentration. Salycylaldehyde was identified as a characteristic aroma component of buckwheat. It is a key precursor to a variety chelating agents, some of which are commercially important.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless oily liquid
Boiling Point 196-197 °C
CAS Number 90-02-8
Density 1.146 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-961-0
HS Code 291249000
IUPAC Name 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
InChI 1S/C7H6O2/c8-5-6-3-1-2-4-7(6)9/h1-5,9H
LR Assay 99.0%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point -7 °C
Molar Mass 122.12g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H6O2
RTECS Number VN5250000
Refractive n20/D 1.573
Related Compounds Salicylic Acid;Benzaldehyde;Salicylaldoxime
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Salicylic Aldehyde;2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde;o-Hydroxybenzaldehyde