Terephthalic Acid (otherwise named 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, or abbreviated as PTA, or TPA) is a white to colourless crystalline or powdered organic chemical compound, with a formula of C8H6O4.. This phthalic acid’s para isomer does not dissolve in alcohols and water, and undergoes sublimation upon heating.
Terephthalic Acid is industrially produced by conducting the catalyzed oxidation of p-xylol with air. One of the alternative, though less commercially feasible routes is the so-termed Henkel reaction, whose mechanism involves the disproportionation (dismutation) of potassium benzoate (benzoic acid) with the employment of cadmium as a catalyst. In lab surroundings, the material is broadly used for synthesising MOFs (metal-organic frameworks). The whole world's Terephthalic Acid output serves as an intermediate to make polyesters, like Terylene (as fibers) or PET (if utilized for plastic drinks containers), as well as other polymers.
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