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Thiosalicylic acid acts as a trapping agent, which is useful in the desulfenylation of 3-indolyl sulfides. It is used to prepare macrocyclic diamides by condensation with diamines. Further, it is used as a precursor to drug, which finds application for the treatment of atherosclerosis and melanoma. In addition to this, it is involved in the preparation of vaccine preservative thiomersal and thioindigo dyestuff.
Kork, S.; Yilmaz, G.; Yagci, Y. Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Thioxanthone as One-Component Type II Photoinitiator for Free Radical Polymerization in Organic and Aqueous Media. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2015, 36 (10), 923-928.
Lin, X.; Xu, S.; Wang, C.; Wang, Z.; Cui, Y. Synthesis of thiosalicylic acid-capped CdTe quantum dots. RSC Adv. 2014, 4 (10), 4993-4997.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant