Salicylamide

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Salicylamide
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Clinical data
MedlinePlus a681004
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
Excretion Renal
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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UNII
ChEBI
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ECHA InfoCard 100.000.554
Chemical and physical data
Formula C7H7NO2
Molar mass 137.136 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
Density 1.33 g/cm3
Solubility in water Soluble in hot water, ether, alcohol, and chloroform. mg/mL (20 °C)
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Salicylamide (o-hydroxybenzamide or amide of salicyl) 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

Derivatives[edit]

Salicylamide is used in the synthesis of: (or formed part of the core structure for)

Salan salicylamide derivatives are not for pain relief. They are used for antiseptic/disinfectant or anthelmintic. E.g.

  1. Bensalan
  2. Fursalan
  3. Dibromsalan
  4. Salantel
  5. Metabromsalan
  6. Fluorosalan
  7. Tribromsalan

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References[edit]

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

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