Aspirin (C9H8O4)

Substance: acetylsalicylic acid.

Also known as: 2-acetoxybenzoic acid acetylsalicylate acetylsalicylic acid O-acetylsalicylic acid 2-(acetoxy)benzoic acid

Chemspider article about aspirin

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Hazard information warning

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statements

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.

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