Agent Name

Salicylic acid

CAS Number

69-72-7

Formula

C7-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Carboxyphenol; 2-Hydroxybenzenecarboxylic acid; 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid; Acido o-idrossibenzoico [Italian]; Acido salicilico [Italian]; Acidum salicylicum; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-; Compound W; Duoplant; Freezone; Ionil; Ionil-Plus; Keralyt; Kyselina 2-hydroxybenzoova [Czech]; Kyselina salicylova [Czech]; Orthohydroxybenzoic acid; Phenol-2-carboxylic acid; Psoriacid-S-stift; Retarder W; Rutranex; Salicylic acid; Salicylic acid collodion; Salicylic acid soap; Salicylic acid, tech.; Saligel; Salonil; Stri-Dex; Trans-Ver-Sal; Verrugon; o-Carboxyphenol; o-Hydroxybenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White to light tan solid; [CAMEO] Colorless crystals; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Source: bark of the white willow and wintergreen leaves; also produced by organic synthesis; Used medicinally for its bacteriostatic, fungicidal, and keratolytic properties; the salts are used as analgesics (aspirin); [ChemIDplus]

Comments

An eye irritant; [CAMEO] Symptoms of salicylism after an acute overdose include ringing in the ears, confusion, hyperventilation, vomiting, and in severe cases, seizure and coma; Topical salicylic acid is keratolytic in concentrations greater than 3%; [HSDB] See "Acetylsalicylic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.2E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mammals) > 300mg/m3; [ChemIDplus]

Explanatory Notes

Melting point equals 315 degrees F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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