Chemical Component Summary

Name2-HYDROXYBENZOIC ACID
SynonymsSALICYLIC ACID
Identifiers2-hydroxybenzoic acid
FormulaC7 H6 O3
Molecular Weight138.12
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESc1ccc(c(c1)C(=O)O)O
InChIInChI=1S/C7H6O3/c8-6-4-2-1-3-5(6)7(9)10/h1-4,8H,(H,9,10)
InChIKeyYGSDEFSMJLZEOE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count16
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count16
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00936 
NameSalicylic acid
Groups
  • approved
  • investigational
  • vet_approved
DescriptionA compound obtained from the bark of the white willow and wintergreen leaves, and also prepared synthetically. It has bacteriostatic, fungicidal, and keratolytic actions. Its salts, the salicylates, are used as analgesics.
Synonyms
  • 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Sodium salicylate
  • Acidum salicylicum
  • Potassium salicylate
Brand Names
  • Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner
  • Avalon Organics Antidandruff Conditioner
  • Nizoral Psoriasis
  • Scrub So Clean Acne-fighting Super Scrub
  • Yat Tip Xiao
IndicationKey additive in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, callouses, corns, keratosis pilaris and warts.
Categories
  • Acids, Carbocyclic
  • Agents causing hyperkalemia
  • Agents that produce hypertension
  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
ATC-Code
  • D01AE12
  • N02BA04
  • N02BA12
  • S01BC08
CAS number69-72-7

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Prostaglandin G/H synthase 1MSRSLLLWFLLFLLLLPPLPVLLADPGAPTPVNPCCYYPCQHQGICVRFG...unknowninhibitor
Prostaglandin G/H synthase 2MLARALLLCAVLALSHTANPCCSHPCQNRGVCMSVGFDQYKCDCTRTGFY...unknowninhibitor
Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C1MDSKYQCVKLNDGHFMPVLGFGTYAPAEVPKSKALEATKLAIEAGFRHID...unknowninhibitor
Cytochrome P450 2C9MDSLVVLVLCLSCLLLLSLWRQSSGRGKLPPGPTPLPVIGNILQIGIKDI...unknownsubstrate
Serum albuminMKWVTFISLLFLFSSAYSRGVFRRDAHKSEVAHRFKDLGEENFKALVLIA...unknownother/unknown
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

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