Mellitic acid

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(Chem.) a white, crystalline, organic substance, C6(CO2H)6, occurring naturally in combination with aluminium in the mineral mellite, and produced artificially by the oxidation of coal, graphite, etc., and hence called also graphitic acid.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sharp [sup.13]C resonances at 177 and 135 ppm were identified to be due to mellitic acid using addition of a standard of mellitic acid.