isophthalic acid

[ ahy-suh-thal-ik, ahy-suh- ]

  1. a colorless, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C8H6O2, the meta isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and plasticizers.

Origin of isophthalic acid

First recorded in 1865–70; iso- + phthalic

Words Nearby isophthalic acid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024