hydroxynaphthoic acid

noun

hy·​droxy·​naphthoic acid
(¦)hī¦dräksē+...-
: 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 5 Feb. 2023.

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