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Salicylhydroxamic acid
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-Hydroxybenzenecarbohydroxamic acid
CAS number 89-73-6
ATC code none
PubChem 66644
Chemical data
Formula C 7H7NO3  
Mol. mass 153.14 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
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Salicylhydroxamic acid (SHA) is a drug that is a potent and irreversible inhibitor of bacterial and plant urease usually used for urinary tract infections. The molecule is similar to urea but is not hydrolyzable by the urease enzyme (Fishbein and Carbone, 1965). It is also a trypanocidal agent.

When administered orally, it is metabolised to salicylamide which exerts analgesic, antipyretic and antiinflammatory effects.

See also


  • W. Fishbein and P. Carbone, J Biol Chem. 1965 Jun; 240:2407-14.


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