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Sigma-Aldrich

Phthalic acid

ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

Synonym(s):
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid
Linear Formula:
C6H4-1,2-(CO2H)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
166.13
Beilstein:
608199
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent

assay

≥99.5%

form

powder or crystals

impurities

≤0.05% insolubles
≤0.5% water

ign. residue

≤0.02%

mp

210-211 °C (dec.) (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤0.001%
nitrate (NO3-): ≤0.005%
sulfate (SO42-): ≤0.005%

cation traces

Fe: ≤0.001%
heavy metals: ≤0.001%

SMILES string

OC(C1=C(C(O)=O)C=CC=C1)=O

InChI

1S/C8H6O4/c9-7(10)5-3-1-2-4-6(5)8(11)12/h1-4H,(H,9,10)(H,11,12)

InChI key

XNGIFLGASWRNHJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Phthalic acid (PA, PTA), also called as 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid is an aromatic carboxylic acid. It is the ortho form of the three phthalic acid isomers, the other two being isophthalic acid (meta form) and terephthalic acid (para form). PA is the starting material in the synthesis of plasticizers. A study on toxicity reveals that PA shows in vitro and in vivo toxicity. Its mineralization by photocatalysis using TiO2/UV system has been studied. It also is used as a potential tyrosinase inhibitor.

Application

Phthalic acid may be used as a catalyst for the thiocyanation of aromatics and heteroaromatics and as an interfacial protector for the preparation of ordered mesoporous γ-alumina. It may be used as a model compound in understanding the adsorption of aromatic carboxylic acids on gold surfaces.

Packaging

25, 250 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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