Terephthalic Acid

Product details

Terephthalic Acid is a white, crystalline powder and is being produced from para-Xylene. It is an aromatical dicarbon acid and consists of organic chemical compound. Terephthalic acid as powder is used for saturation of polyester, but also used to production of aromatical polyamids for high-tear-resistants fibers.

CAS-No. 100-21-0
EINECS-No. 200-061-5
Chemical formula: C8H6O4

Synonyms: Benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid | p-Phthalic Acid | para-Phthalic acid | TPA | PTA | BDC
Uses/applications: Raw material for production of polyesters for films, Polyethyleneterephthalate (PET), Synthetic resins


Product CodeQualityPacking UnitSpec SheetInquiry
16000 powder 500 kgs big bags powder - 500 kgs big bags Contact

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)

england MSDS EN deutschland SDB DE

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Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
According to current European laws and regulations the product is not
dangerous or toxic material (based on the available data).

Additional information for Terephthalic Acid:
Risk of dust explosion
Chemical characterization for Terephthalic Acid, 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic Acid, p-Phthalic Acid:
CAS No. Description:
100-21-0 terephthalic acid

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 202-830-0
General Information
for Terephthalic Acid, 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic Acid, p-Phthalic Acid
Form: Crystalline powder
Colour: White
Odour: Nearly odourless

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: 402°C
Boiling point/Boiling range:
Flash point: 260°C (open cup)
Flammability (solid, gaseous) Product is not flammable.
Ignition temperature: 496°C
Decomposition temperature: > 300°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of explosive air/dust mixtures is possible.
Vapour pressure at 120°C: 0.5 hPa
Density at 20°C: 1.51 g/cm³
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border) for Terephthalic Acid:
ADR/RID class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Maritime transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

ICAO/IATA Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.
Markings according to EC guidelines for Terephthalic Acid:
The substance(product)is not subject to classification according to
EC-directives and other sources of literature known to us.
Observe the general safety regulations when handling chemicals

National regulations

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 1 (Self-assessment): slightly hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

Hazardous material sign