orthophthalic acid


orthophthalic acid

noun Chemistry.

  1. See under phthalic acid(def 1).

noun

  1. Chemistry. any of three isomeric acids having the formula C8H6O4, especially the ortho isomer (orthophthalic acid), a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, medicine, and perfume.
  2. isophthalic acid.
  3. terephthalic acid.

noun

  1. a soluble colourless crystalline acid used in the synthesis of dyes and perfumes; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid. Formula: C 6 H 4 (COOH) 2

n.

  1. A colorless crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes and other organic compounds.

  1. A colorless, crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and other organic compounds. Chemical formula: C8H6O4.

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