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Assessment of 100-21-0, Terephthalic acid by ToxServices, 2013-10-22

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Assessment by ToxServices LLC Assessment Date: 10-22-13
Expiration Date: 10-22-16
Assessor: ToxServices LLC
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified with Verification
Template version: V1.2(2e)
Tracking number: GSI-1

Terephthalic acid compound

CAS#: 100-21-0
Chemical Name: Terephthalic acid

Chemical Synonyms: TPA; 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid; p-Benzenedicarboxylic acid; p-Carboxybenzoic acid; p-Dicarboxybenzene; p-Phthalic acid; para-Phthalic acid; Tephthol

Primary Applications: Adhesives, Monomers

Terephthalic acid is a chemical that functions as a monomer for polyester which has a variety of applications including adhesives, tire cord, beverage bottles and magnetic recording tapes. In addition, terephthalic acid is used as an OH trap in the fluorescent detection of hydroxylated terephthalate for monitoring OH generation in plant tissue under heavy metal stresses.