terephthalate

noun tere·phthal·ate \ ˌter-ə(f)-ˈtha-ˌlāt \
|Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of terephthalate

: a salt or ester of terephthalic acid; especially : a dimethyl-ester that is a major starting material for polyester fibers and coatings

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1868

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