sulfosalicylic acid

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sulfosalicylic acid

[¦səl·fō¦sal·ə¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C7H6O6S A trifunctional aromatic compound whose dihydrate is in the form of white crystals or crystalline powder; soluble in water and alcohol; melting point is 120°C; used as an indicator for albumin in urine and as a reagent for the determination of ferric ion; it also has industrial uses.