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

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to terephthalic acid using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With


terephthalic acid

Word Length

Words Near Terephthalic Acid in the Dictionary