Salicylic Acid

CAS#: 69-72-7

Synonyms: 2-hydroxybenzoic acid; o-hydroxybenzoic acid; benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-

Uses: Manufacture of aspririn and salicylates, resins, dyestuff intermediate, prevulcanization inhibitor, analytical reagent, fungicide.

Hazard: Inhalation of dust irritates nose and throat.  Vomiting may occur spontaneously if large amounts are swallowed.  Contact with eyes causes irritation, marked pain, and corneal injury which should heal. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause marked irritation or even a mild burn.