Salicyl Alcohol

(USAN)
Salicyl Alcohol Chemical formula
Synonyms: Salicain; Saligenin; Saligenol. 2-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol.
Cyrillic synonym: Салициловый Спирт.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C7H8O2 = 124.1.
CAS — 90-01-7.
NOTE. The name salicain has also been used as a proprietary name for hydroxytetracaine.

💊 Profile

Salicyl alcohol is reported to have local anaesthetic and analgesic properties and has been used in various topical preparations. It is present in the bark of some trees and has been associated with contact sensitivity; it is also a metabolite of salicin.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Ephydrol.
Published May 08, 2019.