185361

Sigma-Aldrich

Terephthalic acid

greener alternative

98%

Synonym(s):
Benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid
Linear Formula:
C6H4-1,4-(CO2H)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
166.13
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1909333
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39024105
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23
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vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Quality Level

assay

98%

form

powder

autoignition temp.

925 °F

greener alternative product characteristics

Design for Energy Efficiency
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mp

>300 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: ~0.017 g/L at 25 °C

density

1.58 g/cm3 at 25 °C

SMILES string

OC(=O)c1ccc(cc1)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C8H6O4/c9-7(10)5-1-2-6(4-3-5)8(11)12/h1-4H,(H,9,10)(H,11,12)

InChI key

KKEYFWRCBNTPAC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

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Application

Terephthalic acid (TPA) can be synthesized from bio-based materials for a variety of applications, which include the production of polyester fiber, non-fiber field, PET bottles, synthetic perfumes and medicines.
Terephthalic acid is used as a linker molecule in the preparation of metal organic frameworks (MOFs).

Packaging

5, 100, 500 g in poly bottle

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 185361.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Biobased terephthalic acid technologies: a literature review
Collias DI, et al.
Industrial Biotechnology (New Rochelle, N.Y.), 10(2), 91-105 (2014)
Photocatalytic degradation of terephthalic acid using titania and zinc oxide photocatalysts: Comparative study
Shafaei A, et al.
Desalination, 252(1-3), 8-16 (2010)
Synthesis of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid from biomass for producing PET
Pang J, et al.
Green Chemistry, 18(2), 342-359 (2016)
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