Terephthalic-acid meaning

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A white, crystalline powder, C6H4(COOH)2, produced by the oxidation of certain xylene hydrocarbons and used in making plastics, polyester fiber, etc.
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(organic chemistry) An aromatic dicarboxylic acid, benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, used in the manufacture of polyesters.
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Origin of terephthalic-acid

  • Blend of terebic and phthalic acid

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