W398500

Sigma-Aldrich

Salicylic acid

≥99%, FG

Synonym(s):
2-Hydroxybenzoic acid
Linear Formula:
2-(HO)C6H4CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
138.12
FEMA Number:
3985
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
774890
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.112
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 175.105
FDA 21 CFR 175.300
FDA 21 CFR 177.2600

vapor density

4.8 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 114 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

powder or crystals

bp

211 °C (lit.)

mp

158-161 °C (lit.)
158-162 °C

solubility

95% ethanol: 50 mg/mL

density

1.44 g/cm3 at 20 °C

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
Pb: ≤10 ppm

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

nutty; phenolic

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

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 (SA) is a phenolic compound commonly found in plants where it plays a role of plant growth regulator and also as a signal molecule mediating in plant defense against pathogens. In food industry, it is used as a preservative and also as a component of food-grade resins, polymers, and adhesives. SA is also used as a peeling agent in chemical peeling of skin.

Packaging

10, 25 kg in fiber drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

314.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

157 °C - closed cup

Dictionary of Food Compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, Flavors, and Ingredients, 947-947 (2012)
Salicylic acid as a peeling agent: a comprehensive review.
Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 8, 455-455 (2015)
Salicylic acid: properties, biosynthesis and physiological role.
Popova L, et al.
Bulgarian Journal of Plant Physiology, 23(1-2), 85-93 (1997)
The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals
Royal Society of Chemistry null
Role of salicylic acid in plants.
Raskin I.
Annual Review of Plant Biology, 43(1), 439-463 (1992)

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