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Empirical formula: C20H14O4
a: 19.270 Å
b: 14.819 Å
c: 11.392 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 3253.12 Å3
Space group: Pna21
Calculated density: 1.300 g/cm3
Color: colorless
Z: 8
Formula weight: 318.329 g/mole
R(F): 4.5000
Trade name: Brooklax
Common name: Phenolphthalein
CSD refcode: NIMDAO
Short description: Phenolphthalein consists of three phenol rings attatched to a common carbon atom.
Keyword: pH indicator
Keyword: laxative
Layman's explanation: Phenolphthalein was first made in 1880. The compound is a good pH indicator because it turns red in a solution with a pH above 8. Phenolphthalein can also be used as a laxative. When used for therapeutic purposes it can cause hypersensitivity. Phenolphthalein also colors urine and other bodily excretions a pink or red color when it is present in the body.
IUPAC name: 3,3-bis(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-3H-isobenzofuran-1-one
Citation of a publication: L.J. Fitzgerald, R.E. Gerkin; Acta Crystallogr., Sect. C (Cr. Str. Comm.), 54, (1998), 535
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50124.cif 50124.crt 50124.gif 50124.GIF 50124.ort
50124.pdb 50124.sdt 50124.TAB

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