Salicylic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Salicylic Acid Properties

Salicylic Acid

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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)
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 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X