phthalic acid

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phthalic acid

n.
The colorless crystalline ortho-isomer of benzene dicarboxylic acid, C8H6O2, used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and other organic compounds.

phthalic acid

(ˈθælɪk; ˈfθæl-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a soluble colourless crystalline acid used in the synthesis of dyes and perfumes; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid. Formula: C6H4(COOH)2
[C19 phthalic, from phthal- (see phthalein) +-ic]

phthal′ic ac′id


n.
any of three colorless, crystalline, isomeric acids having the formula C8H6O4, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, medicine, and perfume.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.phthalic acid - a colorless acid used to make dyes and perfumes
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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