Aspirin is an acetylation product of:

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.

Was this answer helpful?


4 (2)

Upvote (1)

Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Free Class