Similar term(s): 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid.
Phthalic acid is an organic compound derived from benzene and used in the
manufacture of dyes, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, and synthetic fibers.
Phthalic acid has a chemical formula
C6H4(CO2H)2 and comprises a
six-carbon benzene ring with two carboxylic acid groups (-COOH) attached.
Chemical structure of phthalic acid.
Source: tennoji oka Phthalic