Terephthalic Acid Definition
A white, crystalline powder, C6H4(COOH)2, produced by the oxidation of certain xylene hydrocarbons and used in making plastics, polyester fiber, etc.
Webster's New World
(organic chemistry) An aromatic dicarboxylic acid, benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, used in the manufacture of polyesters.
Origin of Terephthalic Acid
Blend of terebic and phthalic acid
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