terephthalic acid

CAS No. 100-21-0

Formula: C8H6O4
Basic Info

Terephthalic acid (a portmanteau of the turpentine producing tree terebinthus, and phthalic acid) is the organic compound with formula C6H4(CO2H)2. This white solid is a commodity chemical, used principally as a precursor to the polyester PET, used to make clothing and plastic bottles. Several million tonnes are produced annually.

Formula
C8H6O4
Molecular Weight
166.131
Exact Mass
166.027
LogP
1.083
PSA
74.6
Synonyms

TEREPHTHALIC ACID FOR SYNTHESIS

Terephthalic acid

Terephthalicacid

TEREPHTHALIC ACID/BENZENE-1,4-DICARBOXYLIC ACID

p-Phthalic acid

Benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic Acid

Caffeic acid

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid

PURIFIED TEREPHTHALIC ACID

TEREPHTHALIC ACID (TPA)

P-BENZENEDICARBOXYLIC ACID

expand collapse

Properties
Appearance & Physical State
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
Density
1.51
Boiling Point
392.4ºC at 760 mmHg
Melting Point
300ºC
Flash Point
260ºC
Refractive Index
1.648
Stability
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Storage Condition
0-6ºC
Vapor Pressure
<0.01 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Safety Info
RTECS
WZ0875000
Safety Statements
S24/25
WGK Germany
3
Risk Statements
R36/37/38
HS Code
2917361100
Hazard Codes
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : Predict
expand collapse
IR Spectrum IR : KBr disc
expand collapse
Mass Spectrum Mass
expand collapse
ESR Spectrum ESR : TI(III) COMPLEX IN C6H6/C6H5(CH3), X-BAND
expand collapse
Toxicity
SKIN/EYE IRRITATION DATA
expand collapse
Type of Test
Standard Draize test
Exposure Route
Administration into the eye
Species Observed
Rodent - rabbit
Dose/Duration
500 mg/24H
Toxic Effects
--
Reference
Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky, Marhold, J., Prague, Czechoslovakia, Avicenum, 1986 Volume(issue)/page/year: -,317,1986
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
expand collapse
Type of Test
LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
Exposure Route
Oral
Species Observed
Rodent - rat
Dose/Duration
>6400 mg/kg
Toxic Effects
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value--
Reference
Kodak Company Reports. (343 State St., Rochester, NY 14650) Volume(issue)/page/year: 21MAY1971
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
expand collapse
Type of Test
LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
Exposure Route
Oral
Species Observed
Rodent - mouse
Dose/Duration
3200 mg/kg
Toxic Effects
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value--
Reference
Kodak Company Reports. (343 State St., Rochester, NY 14650) Volume(issue)/page/year: 21MAY1971

Related Compound Information

PRODUCTS
Coming Soon
SUPPLIERS
Coming Soon
BRANDING
Coming Soon