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English translation: methyl terephthalate

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09:11 May 12, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: tereftalato de metilo
Es un elemento químico.
Javier
English translation:methyl terephthalate
Explanation:
terephthalate is "a salt or ester of terephthalic acid [terephthal (ic acid) + -ate]". The acid is (1) "a white crystalline, water-insoluble solid,C6H4-(COOH)2, the para isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and textile fibers" - Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language.
(2)"Terephthalic acid, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, C8H6O4. Crystallizes in colourless needles; m.p. 300ºC (sublimes). Manufactured by the oxidation of p-xylene and used in the production of Terylene..." - The Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry
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Summary of answers provided
naLet's hear it for Heathcliff!!!!Jaime Backal
naimportant note!Heathcliff
namethyl terephthalatexxxJane
namethyl terepthalateRaúl Valenzuela
namethyl terephthaloyl
Yolanda Broad


  

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9 mins
methyl terephthaloyl


Explanation:
Metilo is methyl. I found *terephthaloyl* in Termium--don't have the faintest idea what the combination of the two is supposed to do but terephthalic acid (abde) is "A dicarboxylic acid whose structure is that of benzene in which two COOH groups replace hydrogen atom in the 1,4- (para) position (definition found in LGDT)


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Yolanda Broad
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24 mins
methyl terepthalate


Explanation:
Terepthalate is derived from phtalic acid. Hope it helps.

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36 mins
methyl terephthalate


Explanation:
terephthalate is "a salt or ester of terephthalic acid [terephthal (ic acid) + -ate]". The acid is (1) "a white crystalline, water-insoluble solid,C6H4-(COOH)2, the para isomer of phthalic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and textile fibers" - Websters Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language.
(2)"Terephthalic acid, 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, C8H6O4. Crystallizes in colourless needles; m.p. 300ºC (sublimes). Manufactured by the oxidation of p-xylene and used in the production of Terylene..." - The Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry

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2 hrs
important note!


Explanation:
Raul and Jane are right -- the proper English term is "methyl terepthalate" -- but it certainly isn't a chemical element, and calling it one would be a serious mistake. It's a compound, and a fairly hairy one at that...!

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Let's hear it for Heathcliff!!!!


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