terephthalic acid

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Molecular structure of terephthalic acid

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Blend of terebic and phthalic acid

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terephthalic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) An aromatic dicarboxylic acid, benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid, used in the manufacture of polyesters

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