Agent Name

Ammonium salicylate

CAS Number

528-94-9

Formula

C7-H6-O3.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Hydroxybenzoic acid monoammonium salt; Ammonium 2-hydroxybenzoate; Salicyl-vasogen; Wulpyrin; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammonium salt (1:1); Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monoammonium salt; Salicylic acid, monoammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Colorless or white, odorless solid; discolors on light exposure; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a drug (pain reliever and topical medicine for psoriasis); [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Salicylic acid."

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