Salol is the phenyl ester of salicylic acid. Properties:

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Solubility: H20, I in 6670; C6H5OH, 1 in 6; very soluble in oils. Incompatibilities: To alcoholic solution (1 in 20) add dil. FeCl3....................................................................................................................

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Phenyl Salicylate has been used in typhoid as an intestinal antiseptic; but perhaps more extensively in rheumatism as a substitute for other salicylates. Its use is not without danger, however, owing to the free phenol liberated in the intestines. Dose, 0.3 Gm.