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Salicylic Acid Properties

Salicylic Acid

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Description

 

Salicylic Acid is a monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid. This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is derived from the metabolism of salicin. In addition to being a compound that is chemically similar to but not identical to the active component of aspirin, it is probably best known for its use in anti-acne treatments. The salts and esters of salicylic acid are known as salicylates. As with other beta hydroxy acids, salicylic acid is a key ingredient in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, calluses, corns, keratosis pilaris, and warts. It is used as a food preservative and as an antiseptic in toothpaste.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.7%
Acidity 2.97
Appearance White powder
Boiling Point 211°C
CAS Number 69-72-7
Density 1.443 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-712-3
HS Code 291821000
IUPAC Name 2-Hydroxybenzoic Acid
InChI 1S/C7H6O3/c8-6-4-2-1-3-5(6)7(9)10/h1-4,8H,(H,9,10)
InChIKey YGSDEFSMJLZEOE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
LR Assay 99.5-100.5%
Lab Grade LR;AR
Melting Point 159.0°C
Molar Mass 138.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H6O3
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number VO0525000
Related Compounds Methyl Salicylate;Benzoic Acid;Phenol;Aspirin;4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid;Magnesium Salicylate;Choline Salicylate;Bismuth Subsalicylate;Sulfosalicylic Acid
Solubility 1.8g/l
Synonyms Acidum Salicylicum;2-Hydroxybenzoic Acid;Fema 3985;Salicyclic Acid;Salicylic Acid;Retarder TSA
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