para-hydroxybenzoic acid


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para-hydroxybenzoic acid

[¦par·ə hī¦dräk·sē·ben′zō·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H4(OH)COOH·2H2O Colorless crystals melting at 210°C; soluble in alcohol, water, and ether; used as a chemical intermediate and for synthetic drugs.