Phthalic Anhydride

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Abstract

Phthalic anhydride (85-44-9) is an organic compound which is an anhydride of phthalic acid. This colorless solid is an important industrial chemical, especially for the large-scale production of plasticizers. Phthalic anhydride is a potent skin and respiratory tract sensitizer. Occupational exposure to phthalic anhydride may occur through dermal contact with this compound at workplaces in which it is produced or used.

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Gad, S. C. (2014). Phthalic Anhydride. In Encyclopedia of Toxicology: Third Edition (pp. 934–936). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-386454-3.01201-X

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