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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-H318-H361d
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage. Suspected of damaging the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P264b-P270-P281-P301+P312-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P310-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant