phthalic anhydride

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phthalic anhydride (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) 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.