isophthalic acid

noun

iso·​phthal·​ic acid
: a crystalline diacid C6H4(COOH)2 isomeric with phthalic acid made usually by oxidation of meta- xylene and used in making synthetic resins and esters for use as plasticizers; meta- benzene-dicarboxylic acid

Word History

Etymology

isophthalic International Scientific Vocabulary is- + phthalic

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“Isophthalic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isophthalic%20acid. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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