Sodium Salicylate BP

Sodium salicylate is a sodium salt of salicylic acid.  It appears as white powder.


It is used as a food additive.


Chemical Name: Sodium Salicylate
Mol. Formula: C7H5NaO3
Mol. Weight: 160.10 g/mol
CAS No.: 54-21-7


General Specifications

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as white or almost white, crystalline powder or small, colorless crystals or shiny flakes.

Test (A)

Test (B)

Test (C)


(a) Infrared Absorption Spectrophotometry

(b) It gives positive reaction of Salicylate

(c) It gives positive reaction of  Sodium

Solubility Freely soluble in water, sparingly soluble in ethanol(96%)
Appearance of Solution The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than reference solution BY6
Acidity Specified Test
Chloride Not more than 200 ppm
Sulfates Not more than 600 ppm
Heavy metals Not more than 20 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 0.5%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0%

(dried substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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