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(Chemistry) chem a derivative of terephthalic acid
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(ˌtɛr ɛfˈθæl eɪt, -ɪt, təˈrɛf θəˌleɪt)

a salt or ester of terephthalic acid.
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Conventional phthalates are progressively being replaced with dioctyl terephthalates due to the various advantages aligned with it.
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Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) is widely used as a plasticizer on account of its toxicological and physical properties such as high transparency, excellent durability, and high thermal resistance.
(China), Nan Ya Plastics Corporation (Taiwan), Merck KGaA (Germany), and BASF SE (Germany) are the notable players in the dioctyl terephthalate market.
The 2006 World Terephthalates & Polyester Analysis covers the period from 2000 to 2010.
The 2004/2005 World Terephthalates and Polyester Analysis is an annual global study covering the period 1999 to 2009 for the terephthalates and polyester markets.
Chopvantage HP3730 chopped strand fiber glass offers "excellent DAM properties and exceptional hydrolysis resistance" in thermoplastic polyesters, such as PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) compounds PPG says.
The fiber is poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) and has the tradename Corterra[R].
PTT fibers have many similarities to, but some important differences from, the more common polyester, poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fibers.
Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) (PTT) was first synthesized and patented in 1941 (Whinfield and Dickson 1941), but it was not produced commercially because of the expense of one of the precursors, 1, 3-propanediol (PDO; Chuah et al.1995A).
PTT is synthesized by the polycondensation of trimethylene glycol with either a terephthalic acid or dimethyl terephthalate. Trimethylene glycol is now commercially producible through the hydroformylation of ethylene oxide allowing for the economic production of PTT (Chuah et al.