oil of wintergreen


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oil of wintergreen:

see salicylic acidsalicylic acid
or 2-hydroxybenzoic acid,
C6H4(OH)CO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C;; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but is only slightly soluble in water.
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I took a whiff and it sure smelled like oil of wintergreen to me.
Result was a very high conversion 87% of salicylic acid to methylsalicylat (oil of Wintergreen), and 81% of salicylic acid to isoamyl salicylate [22].
Five mL of oil of wintergreen is equivalent to 21.7 adult aspirin tablets (325 mg), and its ingestion can cause serious toxicity even in adults."
These substances range from salicylate preparations, such as Pepto-Bismol, Ben Gay ointment, and oil of wintergreen flavoring, to lamp oil, bug repellant, lighter fluid and other fuels, air freshener, spray deodorant, hair spray, cooking spray, and ethanol, said Dr.
The chemical used in the test, Oil of Wintergreen, was benign.
Food flavorings containing oil of wintergreen may be up to 98% methyl salicylate.