Salicylic Acid

Nexzema, C7H6O3

Uses of the chemical

  • Treats skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin cells
  • Stomach relief aid
  • Used in shampoo to treat dandruff

Physical and Chemical properties

  • White crystals and fine needles or fluffy white crystalline powder
  • odorless
  • melting point of 159 degrees boiling point


  • only slightly soluble in water
  • can be used as a food perservative
  • used as antiseptic in mouthwash and toothpastes