Salicyl Alcohol
Title: Salicyl Alcohol
CAS Registry Number: 90-01-7
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxybenzenemethanol
Additional Names: saligenin; saligenol; o-hydroxybenzyl alcohol
Molecular Formula: C7H8O2
Molecular Weight: 124.14
Percent Composition: C 67.73%, H 6.50%, O 25.78%
Literature References: Prepd by the action of emulsin on salicin; by heating phenol with methylene chloride and aq NaOH.
Properties: Plates or cryst powder. d 1.16. mp 86-87°; sublimes at 100°. Soluble in 15 parts water; very sol in alcohol, chloroform, ether, sol in benzene. Gives a red color with H2SO4.
Melting point: mp 86-87°
Density: d 1.16
Therap-Cat: Anesthetic (local).
Keywords: Anesthetic (Local).

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