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Sigma-Aldrich

Salicylic acid

puriss. p.a., ≥99.0% (T)

Synonym(s):
2-Hydroxybenzoic acid
Linear Formula:
2-(HO)C6H4CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.12
Beilstein:
774890
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

vapor density

4.8 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 114 °C)

grade

puriss. p.a.

assay

≥99.0% (T)

form

powder

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

SMILES string

OC(=O)c1ccccc1O

InChI

1S/C7H6O3/c8-6-4-2-1-3-5(6)7(9)10/h1-4,8H,(H,9,10)

InChI key

YGSDEFSMJLZEOE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

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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.

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).

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Repr. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

314.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

157 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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