Salicylic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2020

Salicylic acid is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, i.e., a type of phenolic acid and beta-hydroxy acid or BHA. The metabolization of salicin gives salicylic acid. The esters and salts of salicylic acid are known as salicylates.

This colourless crystalline organic acid is primarily used in organic synthesis. It also functions as a plant hormone. Additionally, it serves as a crucial active metabolite of aspirin i.e. the acetylsalicylic acid that acts in part as a prodrug to salicylic acid. It is perhaps best known for its use as a key ingredient in topical anti-acne products. Salicylic acid is used in the manufacturing of other pharmaceuticals, involving 4-aminosalicylic acid, sulpiride, and landetimide (via Salethamide). It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and a topical antibacterial agent due to its ability to promote exfoliation. Other uses of Salicylic acid include its use as a food preservative, a bactericidal, and an antiseptic.

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