Aspirin is an acetylation product of:

Aspirin is an acetylation product of o-hydroxybenzoic acid.

Explanation

There are many uses of aspirin in the medical field. It is prepared using o-hydroxybenzoic acid.

  • It is also known as aspirin or 2-Acetoxybenzoic acid. It appears as a crystalline powder that is colourless to white.
  • Generally, it has no smell but when in moist air it acquires a smell of acetic acid.
  • Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is widely used as a pain relief for mild aches and discomfort and to alleviate fever.

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