Definition of Phthalic anhydride

1. Noun. A white cyclic anhydride.

Generic synonyms: Anhydride



Definition of Phthalic anhydride

1. Noun. (organic compound) The acid anhydride of phthalic acid; manufactured by the oxidation of xylene or naphthalene, widely used in the synthesis of dyes, insecticides, plasticizers and pharmaceuticals. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthalic Anhydride

phthalate dioxygenase
phthalate ester hydrolase
phthalate oxygenase reductase
phthalates
phthalazine
phthalazines
phthalazone
phthalazones
phthalein
phthalein dyes
phthalein test
phthaleins
phthalic
phthalic acid
phthalic acids
phthalic anhydride (current term)
phthalic anhydrides
phthalide
phthalides
phthalidomide
phthalidyltheophylline hydrolase
phthalimide
phthalimides
phthalimidine
phthalimidines
phthalimido
phthalimidyl
phthalin
phthalins
phthalo blue

Literary usage of Phthalic anhydride

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"Carbamide and phthalic anhydride.—When these substances are mixed in equimolecular proportion and heated they melt, then after a time solidify and, finally, ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1889)
"It has been recommended as a febrifuge. phthalic anhydride. ... phthalic anhydride is prepared by heating phthalic acid to about 200° in a current of air or ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"... and phthalic anhydride is treated with sulphuric acid—5 grams of pyrocatechol, 6-8 grams phthalic anhydride and 75 grams sulphuric acid are heated for ..."

4. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge, Charles Alexander Keane, E. Adam, P. Aulich, T. L. Bailey, C. O. Bannister (1914)
"phthalic anhydride crystallises in long, colourless needles which melt at 128° and boil at ... On melting phthalic anhydride with resorcinol in a test tube, ..."

5. The Practical Methods of Organic Chemistry by Ludwig Gattermann, William Bush Schober (1919)
"REACTION: CONDENSATION OF phthalic anhydride WITH A PHENOL TO AN ... grammes of pure hydroquinone and 20 grammes of phthalic anhydride is heated in an open ..."

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