naphthalic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, related to, yielding, or produced by naphthalene
    • Pertaining to, derived from, or associated with, naphthalene; -- formerly familiar with denote anybody of some acids produced from naphthalene, and called naphthalene acids, today specifically referring to 1,8-naphthalenedicaboxylic acid, C12H8O4.
    • previously, designating an acid most likely identical with phthalic acid.
  • others:
    • related to naphthalene, especially to naphthalic acid.
    • A colorless mixture, C10H6-(COOH)2, made by the oxidation of acenaphthene. It crystallizes in lengthy, silky, hair-like needles and melts away at 266° C.

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