Term Information [More information on phthalate metabolic process]

Accession
GO:0018963
Name
phthalate metabolic process
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
phthalate metabolism, phthalic acid metabolic process, phthalic acid metabolism
Definition
The chemical reactions and pathways involving phthalate, the anion of phthalic acid. Phthalic acid diesters are used industrially in the production of a variety of household and consumer goods including plastic polymers, lubricating oils, and carriers for perfumes in cosmetics, while phthalic acid itself is used industrially as a plasticizer. Terephthalate is used in the synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate (polyethene terephthlate, abbreviated PET or PETE), a plastic polymer with many commercial uses. Source: UM-BBD_pathwayID:pth
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History
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Subset
gosubset_prok
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Ancestors of phthalate metabolic process (GO:0018963)
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phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
phthalate metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  metabolic process (GO:0008152)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism metabolic process (GO:0044710)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular metabolic process (GO:0044237)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic substance metabolic process (GO:0071704)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) small molecule metabolic process (GO:0044281)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic acid metabolic process (GO:0006082)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) oxoacid metabolic process (GO:0043436)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) carboxylic acid metabolic process (GO:0019752)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular aromatic compound metabolic process (GO:0006725)
phthalate metabolic process [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organic cyclic compound metabolic process (GO:1901360)
phthalate metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  benzene-containing compound metabolic process (GO:0042537)
phthalate metabolic process [is_a relation] is_a  dicarboxylic acid metabolic process (GO:0043648)
Children of phthalate metabolic process (GO:0018963)
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phthalate catabolic process (GO:0046239) [is_a relation] is_a  phthalate metabolic process
UM-BBD_pathwayID
pth