Aspirin is an acetylation product of o-hydroxybenzoic acid.
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.