terephthalic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary terebene, mixture of terpenes from distilled turpentine + phthalic acid Date: 1857 a p-dicarboxylic acid C8H6O4 that is obtained especially by oxidation of xylene and is used chiefly in the synthesis of polyesters

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  • terephthalic acid — [ter΄ef thal′ikas′id] n. [ TERE(BENE) + PHTHALIC ACID] a white crystalline powder, C6H4 (COOH) 2, produced by the oxidation of certain xylene hydrocarbons and used in making plastics, polyester fiber, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Terephthalic acid — Chembox new Name = Terephthalic acid ImageFile = Terephthalic acid 2D skeletal.png ImageName = Terephthalic acid OtherNames = Benzene 1,4 dicarboxylic acid para Phthalic acid TPA PTA Section1 = Chembox Identifiers SMILES = C1=CC(=CC=C1C… …   Wikipedia

  • terephthalic acid — tereftalio rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė C₆H₄(COOH)₂ atitikmenys: angl. terephthalic acid rus. терефталевая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 1,4 benzendikarboksirūgštis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • terephthalic acid — noun An aromatic dicarboxylic acid, benzene 1,4 dicarboxylic acid, used in the manufacture of polyesters See Also: terephthalate, phthalic acid …   Wiktionary

  • terephthalic acid — |teˌre]f|thalik , |terə] noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary terebene + phthalic : a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H4(COOH)2 that is much less soluble and much higher melting than phthalic acid, that has been obtained by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • terephthalic acid — [ˌtɛrəf θalɪk] noun Chemistry a crystalline organic acid used in making polyester resins and other polymers. Origin C19: blend of terebic of or from turpentine (from terebinth) and phthalic acid …   English new terms dictionary

  • terephthalic acid — ter′eph•thal′ic ac′id [[t]ˈtɛr ɛfˈθæl ɪk, ˌtɛr [/t]] n. chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C8H6O2, the para isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and textile fibers • Etymology: 1855–60; tere(bic acid) …   From formal English to slang

  • terephthalic acid — /tɛrəfˌθælɪk ˈæsəd/ (say teruhf.thalik asuhd) noun a white, crystalline, water insoluble, carboxylic acid, benzene 1,4 dicarboxylic acid, C6H4(COOH)2, used in combination with glycols to form linear, crystalline fibres, as dacron and terylene …   Australian English dictionary

  • terephthalic acid — /ter ef thal ik, ter /, Chem. a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C8H6O2, the para isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and textile fibers. [1855 60; TERE(BIC) + PHTHALIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Terephthalic acid (data page) — This page provides supplementary chemical data on Tetrahydrofuran. = Material Safety Data Sheet = The handling of this chemical may incur notable safety precautions. It is highly recommend that you seek the Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS) for… …   Wikipedia

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