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salicylic acid

salicylic acid (GB)
This aromatic carboxylic acid (o-hydroxybenzoic acid) one phenolic OH group comes in the form of its methyl ester in essential oils and as a plant hormone in the leaves, flowers and roots of various plants such as the grapevine in front. The name derives from the fact that it was formerly mainly from the bark of various pastures (species Salix) won. It is the starting material for the analgesic and anti-inflammatory acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), as well as for food colors and fragrances. From the likewise common name spiric acid the brand name of the well-known drug aspirin derives. The acid has antifouling and fermentation-inhibiting properties. As a preservative, however, it is forbidden (even in winemaking) because it also contains substances that dissolve the skin. The free and esterified acid contained in the wine has a positive, preventive effect against cardiovascular diseases; see below health,

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