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Phthalic acid

Similar term(s): 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid.

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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.

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Chemical structure of phthalic acid.

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Phthalates

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