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salicylic acid (97952-82-4, 69-72-7, 29656-58-4, 94891-34-6)
o Hydroxybenzoic Acid · ortho-Hydroxybenzoic Acid · o-Hydroxybenzoic Acid
Salicylic acid (from Latin salix, willow tree) is a lipophilic monohydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid, and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). It has the formula C7H6O3. This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone.