Salicylamide

Salicylamide

Salicylamide
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-hydroxybenzamide
Clinical data
MedlinePlus
Legal status
?
Pharmacokinetic data
Excretion Renal
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
ATC code N02
N02 (combinations)
PubChem
DrugBank
ChemSpider  YesY
UNII  YesY
ChEBI  YesY
ChEMBL  YesY
NIAID ChemDB
Chemical data
Formula C7H7NO2 
Mol. mass 137.136 g/mol
Physical data
Density 1.33 g/cm³
Solubility in water Soluble in hot water, ether, alcohol, and chloroform. mg/mL (20 °C)
 YesY   

Salicylamide is the common name for the substance o-hydroxybenzamide, or amide of salicyl. Salicylamide is a non-prescription drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Its medicinal uses are similar to those of aspirin.[1] Salicylamide is used in combination with both aspirin and caffeine in the over-the-counter pain remedy "PainAid". It was also an ingredient in the over-the-counter pain remedy BC Powder but was removed from the formulation in 2009. It was used in later formulations of Vincent's powders in Australia as a substitute for phenacetin.

Pure Salicylamide is a white or slightly pink crystalline powder

References

  1. ^ salicylamide. Dictionary.com. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. Merriam-Webster, Inc. [1] (accessed: December 31, 2006).

External links

  • Safety MSDS data