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Chemistry Salicylic Acid

Everyday Compounds – Salicylic Acid

Chemistry Salicylic AcidThis is the first in a series of graphics planned to look at the chemistry and uses of some everyday chemical compounds you can find in a variety of products around your home. The series was inspired by conversation with @chemtacular on twitter, as well as the ongoing chemophobia discussion (about which you can read more here, and here). To kick off the series, this graphic takes a look at salicylic acid, and its uses in acne creams, shampoos, toothpastes and the synthesis of aspirin.

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