hydroxynaphthoic acid

noun
hy·​droxy·​naphthoic acid | \ (¦)hī¦dräksē+...- \

Definition of hydroxynaphthoic acid

: any of several crystalline acids C10H6(OH)COOH derived from the naphthols: such as
a : a yellow acid derived from beta-naphthol and used as an intermediate for azo dyes and pigments

called also beta-hydroxynaphthoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid

— see naphthol as
b : a white to reddish acid derived from alpha-naphthol and used as an analytical reagent

called also 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid

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“Hydroxynaphthoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxynaphthoic%20acid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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