Salicylic alcohol; 2-hydroxybenzyl alcohol; O-hydroxybenzyl alcohol
Molecular formula: c7h8o2
Molecular weight: 124.14
Melting point: 83-87 ° C
Water solubility: 67 g / L (22 ° C)
Salicylic alcohol is used as textile printing and dyeing auxiliaries, as an intermediate in the production of herbicides, cotton and vegetable insecticide - vegetable phosphorus in agriculture, and as an intermediate in the production of anti allergic, anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-hepatitis drugs in the pharmaceutical field. Salicylic alcohol is the monomer of phenolic resin and other polymer materials. The heat-resistant phenolic resin prepared from it can be used as molding material, friction material and adhesive. In addition, salicylic alcohol can also be used as a UV absorber in the manufacture of sunscreen cosmetics. Salicylic alcohol is naturally found in willow bark, Spiraea, Pyrola and birch.