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Empirical formula: C9H8O4
a: 11.430 Å
b: 6.591 Å
c: 11.395 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 95.68 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 854.23 Å3
Space group: P21/c
Calculated density: 1.401 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 180.160 g/mole
R(F): 4.6000
Common name: Aspirin
CSD refcode: ACSALA01
Short description: Aspirin is an over-the-counter analgesic.
Keyword: anti-inflammatory agent
Keyword: antipyretic compound
CAS registry number: 50-78-2
Common name: Acetyl salicylic acid
Layman's explanation: Aspirin was synthesized in 1897 by German chemist Felix Hoffman who knew the basic ingredient, salicin. Salicin is found in ground willow bark, which was used by Hippocrates in fifth century B.C. to relieve pain. Aspirin is now used as an anti-inflammatory agent to relieve arthritic pain, and as an antipyretic compound to reduce fever. Another novel use of aspirin is as an inhibitor of blood clot formation by preventing platelets from releasing thromboxane. More than 40 million pounds of aspirin are sold per year in the U.S., equaling 300 tablets per person. Because aspirin is a COX-1 inhibitor, it has the potential to cause gastrointestinal bleeding, thus it is necessary to take only the suggested dose.
Citation of a publication: Y. Kim, K. Machida, T. Taga, K. Osaki; Chem. Pharm. Bull. 33, (1985), 2641
IUPAC name: o-Acetoxybenzoic acid
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50043.cif 50043.crt 50043.gif 50043.GIF 50043.ort
50043.pdb 50043.sdt 50043.tab

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