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Terephthalic Acid, Dimethyl Terephthalate, and Isophthalic Acid

  1. Richard J. Sheehan

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a26_193.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

J. Sheehan, R. 2011. Terephthalic Acid, Dimethyl Terephthalate, and Isophthalic Acid. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Amoco Research Center, Amoco Chemical Company, Naperville, Illinois, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

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Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Introduction
2.Physical Properties
3.Production
3.1.Amoco Oxidation
3.2.Amoco Purification
3.3.Multistage Oxidation
3.4.Dynamit-Nobel (Witten) Process
3.5.Esterification of Terephthalic Acid
3.6.Hydrolysis of Dimethyl Terephthalate
3.7.Alternative and Past Technologies
4.Environmental Protection
5.Quality Specifications
6.Storage and Transportation
7.Uses
8.Economic Aspects
9.Toxicology and Occupational Health