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Phenyl salicylate is used in the production of polymers, lacquers, adhesives, waxes and polishes. It acts as an antiseptic and mild analgesic. It is also used in the prevention of sunburn. It reacts with o-toluidine in 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene to give the corresponding amide o-Salicylotoluide. Further, it is involved in the study to check the effect on crystal size with cooling rate in the laboratory. In addition to this, it is used in veterinary medicine and also employed for coating pills, in which the medicine is intended for enteric release salol.
Shinzawa, H.; Matsumoto, Y.; Tsuzuki, S.; Shimoi, Y.; Suda, H. Photo-Fries rearrangement of phenyl salicylate studied by two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy. Vib. Spectrosc. 2015, 81, 131-135.
Sen, P. K.; Chatterjee, P.; Pal, B. Evidence of co-operativity in the pre-micellar region in the hydrolytic cleavage of phenyl salicylate in the presence of cationic surfactants of CTAB, TTAB and CPC. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2015, 396, 23-30.
Hazard Statements: H303-H315-H319-H335
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. 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.