terephthalic acid
CAS 100-21-0

Chemical structure of terephthalic acid
  • Molecular Formula: C8H6O4
  • Molecular Weight: 166.133 g/mol
Identifiers for terephthalic acid
  • Cas Number: 100-21-0
  • EINECS Number: 202-830-0
  • MDL Number: MFCD00002558
  • Smiles: OC(=O)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(O)=O
Synthesis and properties of terephthalic acid
Synthesis (Preparation) Reference(s) for terephthalic acid: Chemistry Letters, 15, p. 299, 1986
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 82, p. 2876, 1960 DOI: 10.1021/ja01496a051
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 44, p. 4727, 1979 DOI: 10.1021/jo00393a063
Synonym Chemical Name(s):
terephthalic acid
acide terephthalic
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Physical Properties:
Melting Point of terephthalic acid: 300 ºC
Boiling Point of terephthalic acid: n/a
Density of terephthalic acid: 1.510 g/mL
Refractive Index of terephthalic acid: n/a
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