Definition of phthalyl in English:

phthalyl

noun

Chemistry
  • A radical derived from phthalic acid by the loss of one or both hydroxyl groups.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From phthal- + -yl.

Pronunciation

phthalyl

/ˈ(f)θalʌɪl//ˈ(f)θalɪl/