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84210 Sigma-Aldrich

Salicylic acid

puriss. p.a., ≥99.0% (T)

Synonym: 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid

  • CAS Number 69-72-7

  • Linear Formula 2-(HO)C6H4CO2H

  • Molecular Weight 138.12

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 774890

  •  EC Number 200-712-3

  •  MDL number MFCD00002439

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57652993

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Properties

Related Categories Acids, Acids & Bases, Allium cepa (Onion), Allium sativum (Garlic), Aloe Vera,
vapor density   4.8 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 114 °C)
InChI Key   YGSDEFSMJLZEOE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
grade   puriss. p.a.
assay   ≥99.0% (T)
ign. residue   ≤0.05% (as SO4)
loss   ≤0.5% loss on drying
bp   211 °C(lit.)
mp   158-161 °C(lit.)
  158-161 °C
solubility   96% ethanol: 0.1 g/mL clear
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤100 mg/kg
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤200 mg/kg
cation traces   Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
  Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
  Co: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
  Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
  Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
  K: ≤50 mg/kg
  Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
  Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
  Na: ≤500 mg/kg
  Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
  Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
  Zn: ≤5 mg/kg
Gene Information   human ... ALB(213), PTPN1(5770)

Description

Application

Salicylic acid may be used for the quantitative estimation of nitrate in plant materials by colorimetric method. It may be used in the synthesis of 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (gentistic acid).

General description

Salicylic acid is an aromatic phenolic derivative. It plays an important role in various physiological processes in plants, such as thermogenesis, ethylene synthesis and fruit ripening.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
VO0525000
Flash Point(F) 
314.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
157 °C
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