Chemical Name: Sodium salicylate
Molecular Formula: C7H5NaO3
Formula Weight: 160.1
CAS No.: 54-21-7
Sodium salicylate Usage And Synthesis
Description Sodium salicylate is a sodium salt of salicylic acid. It can be prepared from sodium phenolate and carbon dioxide under higher temperature and pressure. Historically, it has been synthesized from methyl salicylate (found in wintergreen plants or the bark of sweet birch tree) by reacting it with an excess of sodium hydroxide and heating it under reflux.
Chemical Properties Sodium salicylate, HOC6H4COONa, is a shiny, white powder with sweetish taste and mild aromatic aroma that is soluble in water,glycerol, and alcohol.Used in medicine and as a preservative.
Chemical Properties Sodium salicylate is of the salicylate family and this compound is known to trigger Reye’s Syndrome in children and adults, usually following a viral infection such as influenza or chicken pox. Products containing such salicylates should not be given to children under the age of 19.
Uses In manufacture of aspirin, methyl salicylate, and other salicylates. Coupling agent for azo dyes. Has been used as food preservative.
Uses It is used in medicine as an analgesic and antipyretic. Sodium salicylate also acts as non – steroidal anti – inflammatory drug (NSAID), and induces apoptosis in cancer cells and also necrosis. It is also a potential replacement for aspirin for people sensitive to it. It may also be used as a phosphor for the detection of vacuum ultra violet radiation and electrons.