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Salicylic acid is used as a food preservative as well as in the treatment of many skin disorders such as acne, dandruff, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the skin and scalp. It is an antiseptic. It is mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry for the manufacture of antipyretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic drugs. It is also used in dye industry for making azo direct dye and for acidic mordant dyeing.
González-Ramos, K. M.; Fernández-Reyes, B.; Román, F. R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A. J. A hierarchical porous carbon-Mn+[FAU](Mn+= Ni2+ or Cu2+) adsorbent: Synthesis, characterization and adsorption of salicylic acid from water. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2014, 200, 225-234.
Ouimet, M. A.; Fogaça, R.; Snyder, S. S.; Sathaye, S.; Catalani, L. H.; Pochan, D. J.; Uhrich, K. E. Poly (anhydride-ester) and Poly (N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) Blends: Salicylic Acid-Releasing Blends with Hydrogel-Like Properties that Reduce Inflammation. Macromol. Biosci. 2015, 15 (3), 342-350.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H318-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280g-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.