|Jmol 3D model||Interactive image
|Molar mass||271.27 g·mol−1|
|Density||1.327 g cm−3|
|Flash point||241.9 °C (467.4 °F; 515.0 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Action and uses
In a warm alkaline solution acetaminosalol is broken up into salicylic acid and paracetamol. It is decomposed in the intestines, even when given as an injection. It was used as a substitute for salicylic acid in acute rheumatism, and as an intestinal antiseptic. It was similarly effective and much safer than salol, another intestinal antiseptic commonly used at the time. The fact that it is tasteless renders it easy to administer.
- "salophen - PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information.
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