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Title: Salicylaldehyde
CAS Registry Number: 90-02-8
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde
Additional Names: salicylic aldehyde
Molecular Formula: C7H6O2
Molecular Weight: 122.12
Percent Composition: C 68.85%, H 4.95%, O 26.20%
Literature References: Made by heating sodium phenolate and chloroform with NaOH. Toxicity data: Binet, Rev. Med. Suisse Romande 15, 561 (1895).
Properties: Clear, colorless, oily liq; bitter almond-like odor; burning taste. d420 1.167; mp -7°; bp 196-197°; nD20 1.5735. Slightly sol in water; sol in alc, ether. Gives an orange color with H2SO4. MLD in rats (mg/kg): 900-1000 s.c. (Binet).
Melting point: mp -7°
Boiling point: bp 196-197°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.5735
Density: d420 1.167
Toxicity data: MLD in rats (mg/kg): 900-1000 s.c. (Binet)
Use: In perfumery.

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