Agent Name

Phenyl salicylate

CAS Number

118-55-8

Formula

C13-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Hydroxybenzoic acid, phenyl ester; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, phenyl ester; 2-Phenoxycarbonylphenol; Fenylester kyseliny salicylove [Czech]; Musol; Phenol salicylate; Phenyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Salol; Salphenyl; Salicylic acid, phenyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Seesorb 201; Seesorb K 201; [CAMEO]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

White solid with a pleasant odor; [Merck Index] White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make polymers; Also used as a drug (analgesic/antipyretic/anti-inflammatory) and ingredient in lacquers, adhesives, waxes, polishes, suntan products, and plastics (absorbs light and prevents discoloration); [Merck Index] Used as an antioxidant and stabilizer/thickener for foods; [FDA]

Comments

Causes convulsions and decreased body temperature in oral lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] Mildly irritating to skin and eyes; [NTP] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Methyl salicylate." See "Acetylsalicylic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.17E-6 mm Hg

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