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Sodium Salicylate Properties

Sodium Salicylate

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Sodium salicylate is a sodium salt of salicylic acid. It can be prepared from sodium phenolate and carbon dioxide under higher temperature and pressure. Historically, it has been synthesized from methyl salicylate by reacting it with an excess of sodium hydroxide and heating it under reflux. It is used in medicine as an analgesic and antipyretic. It also acts as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and induces apoptosis in cancer cells and also necrosis. It is also a potential replacement for aspirin for people sensitive to it.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals
CAS Number 54-21-7
EINECS Number 200-198-0
HS Code 29182100
IUPAC Name Sodium Salicylate
InChI 1S/C7H6O3.Na/c8-6-4-2-1-3-5(6)7(9)10;/h1-4,8H,(H,9,10);/q;+1/p-1
Melting Point 200 °C
Molar Mass 160.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H5NaO3
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number VO5075000
Solubility ~ 660 g/l
Synonyms Salsonin;Monosodium Salicylate;Sodium o-hydroxybenzoate;Sodium 2-hydroxybenzoate;Salicylic Acid Sodium Salt;Monosodium 2-hydroxybenzoate;Diuratin 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