Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, prepared by the oxidation of various paradi-substitution derivatives of benzene. It crystallizes in needles and sublimes without melting. Also called paraphthalic acid.
- adj. organic chemistry Pertaining to, or derived from terephthalic acid or its derivatives
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the aromatic series, metameric with phthalic acid, and obtained, as a tasteless white crystalline powder, by the oxidation of oil of turpentine; -- called also
paraphthalic acid. Cf. phthalic.
“The MEG is then mixed with terephthalic acid to create PET plastic.”
“Sure enough, the bacteria took a liking to O'Connor's snack and turned the solid--terephthalic acid--into PHA.”
“Purified terephthalic acid, or PTA, is a raw material for polyester fiber and food and drink packaging.”
“The growth of polyester fiber for all kinds of uses depended on the development of a commercially viable process for making terephthalic acid, an important feedstock for the production of polyester.”
“HOUSTON (ICIS news) -- US polyethylene terephthalic (PET) producer Invista is considering the sale of its polymer and resin”
“China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday that it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid imported from”
“BEIJING: China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday that it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid imported from”
“Anti-dumping measures imposed on terephthalic acid”
“China imposes anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid from Thailand, ROK”
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