Agent Name

Salicylaldehyde

CAS Number

90-02-8

Formula

C7-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Formylphenol; 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 2-hydroxy-; Benzaldehyde, o-hydroxy-; SAH; SALICYLALDEHYDE; Salicylal; Salicylic aldehyde; o-Formylphenol; o-Hydroxybenzaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Colorless or dark red liquid with a bitter odor of almonds; [Hawley] Colorless or pale yellow liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless or light yellow oily liquid with almond-like odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in perfumes, flavoring agents, auxiliary fumigants, reagents, and gasoline additives; Used to make coumarin and chelates; [HSDB] Important derivative of benzaldehyde; Occurs naturally in cassia oil; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Included in list of "established contact allergens in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.59 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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