Salicylic acid 99-100.5% AR [69-72-7]
Salicylic acid is used in medicine as a disinfectant and keratolic agent. In the past acid was used as a food preservative, due to its toxic effects it has now been replaced by sodium benzoate and potassium nitrate.
Physical description White crystalline powder or colorless crystals
Identification According to BP, Ph. Eur.
Solubility of 2.5 g in 50 ml of water: a clear, colorless solution
Related substances According to BP, Ph. Eur.
Chlorides ≤ 100 ppm
Sulphates ≤ 200 ppm
Heavy metals ≤ 20 ppm
Loss on drying ≤ 0.5%
Sulphated ash ≤ 0.1%
Purity 99.0 – 101.0% (dried base)
Compliant with BP, Ph. Eur.
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