phthalic

[thal-ik, fthal-]

Origin of phthalic

First recorded in 1855–60; (na)phthal(ene) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for phthalic

Historical Examples of phthalic

  • Dilute nitric acid oxidizes it to phthalic acid, and sodium reduces it in alcoholic solution to hydrindene, C9H10.

  • The phthaleïn formed from gallic acid and phthalic anhydride really results from the union of the latter with pyrogallol.

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    Raphael Meldola

  • Phthalic acid, which was discovered in 1836 by Laurent, is a product of the oxidation of many benzenoid compounds.

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    Raphael Meldola

  • It condenses with phthalic anhydride to form rhodamine, and with succinic anhydride to rhodamine S.


phthalic in Medicine

phthalic

[thălĭk, fthăl-]
adj.
  1. Relating to or derived from naphthalene.
  2. Relating to phthalic acid.
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