Agent Name

Phthalic acid

CAS Number

88-99-3

Formula

C8-H6-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acide phtalique [French]; Benzene-1,2-dicarboxylic acid; Kyselina ftalova [Czech]; o-Benzenedicarboxylic acid; o-Dicarboxybenzene; o-Phthalic acid; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] Colorless or white solid; [CHEMINFO] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an analytical and laboratory reagent and to make medicines, dyes, phenolphthalein, phthalimide, anthranilic acid, and synthetic perfumes; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] Irritating to skin and mucous membranes; No data available on possible toxic effects after ingestion; [HSDB] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CAMEO] Causes somnolence and ataxia in lethal-dose feeding studies of mice; [RTECS] No evidence of teratogenicity in animal studies; No human data; [REPROTOX] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.36E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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