Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective organic chemistry Pertaining to, or derived from terephthalic acid or its derivatives

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Examples

  • The MEG is then mixed with terephthalic acid to create PET plastic.

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  • Sure enough, the bacteria took a liking to O'Connor's snack and turned the solid--terephthalic acid--into PHA.

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  • Sure enough, the bacteria took a liking to O'Connor's snack and turned the solid--terephthalic acid--into PHA.

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  • Purified terephthalic acid, or PTA, is a raw material for polyester fiber and food and drink packaging.

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  • Sure enough, the bacteria took a liking to O'Connor's snack and turned the solid--terephthalic acid--into PHA.

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  • 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.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • 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.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • 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.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • 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.

    Profiting From Innovation

  • 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.

    Profiting From Innovation

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