Salicylic acid is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid, and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in various applications from organic synthesis to a pharmaceutical intermediate, as well as entering into the composition of various cosmetic formulations where it shows proven efficacy as antibacterial, anti-ageing, keratolytic, exfoliating, antimycotic and preservative. In addition it is used in high performance industrial applications including as a curing accelerator for polymers.
|Melting Point||157 - 160 °C|
|Boiling Point||256 °C|
|Flash Point||157 °C|
|Specific Gravity||1.44 g/cm³ (20 °C)|
Synonyms: 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid
Chemical Formula: C7H6O3
CAS Number: 69-72-7