phthalate metabolic process

id: GO:0018963
name: phthalate metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: 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.

Child Functions

GO:0046239phthalate catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0042537benzene-containing compound metabolic process
GO:0043648dicarboxylic acid metabolic process