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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2006-05-22 14:17:53 UTC
Update Date2020-02-26 21:24:09 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0002428
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB0061917
  • HMDB02428
  • HMDB61917
Metabolite Identification
Common NameTerephthalic acid
DescriptionTerephthalic acid, also known as terephthalate or TPA, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as p-phthalic acid and derivatives. P-phthalic acid and derivatives are compounds containing a benzene ring bearing a carboxylic acid group at ring carbon atoms 1 and 4. Terephthalic acid is a weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa).
Structure
Data?1582752249
Synonyms
ValueSource
1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acidChEBI
p-Benzenedicarboxylic acidChEBI
Para-benzenedicarboxylic acidChEBI
TPAChEBI
1,4-BenzenedicarboxylateGenerator
p-BenzenedicarboxylateGenerator
Para-benzenedicarboxylateGenerator
TerephthalateGenerator
Benzene-p-dicarboxylateHMDB
Benzene-p-dicarboxylic acidHMDB
Kyselina terftalovaHMDB
p-DicarboxybenzeneHMDB
p-PhthalateHMDB
p-Phthalic acidHMDB
p-PhthelateHMDB
p-Phthelic acidHMDB
Disodium terephthalateHMDB
Terephthalic acidKEGG
Chemical FormulaC8H6O4
Average Molecular Weight166.1308
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight166.02660868
IUPAC Namebenzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid
Traditional Nameterephthalic acid
CAS Registry Number100-21-0
SMILES
OC(=O)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(O)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C8H6O4/c9-7(10)5-1-2-6(4-3-5)8(11)12/h1-4H,(H,9,10)(H,11,12)
InChI KeyKKEYFWRCBNTPAC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as p-phthalic acid and derivatives. P-phthalic acid and derivatives are compounds containing a benzene ring bearing a carboxylic acid group at ring carbon atoms 1 and 4.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassBenzoic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentP-phthalic acid and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Para_phthalic_acid
  • Benzoic acid
  • Benzoyl
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

Source:

Biological location:

Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point> 300 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.015 mg/mL at 20 °CNot Available
LogP2.00HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility2.29 g/LALOGPS
logP1.01ALOGPS
logP1.29ChemAxon
logS-1.9ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.32ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area74.6 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity40.57 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability15.2 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Pegasus III TOF-MS system, Leco; GC 6890, Agilent Technologies) (Non-derivatized)splash10-0udj-1960000000-c2ce285b39dcfaade068Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014j-9500000000-6b6ec61e945c382eed89Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014j-6900000000-1a7e017001fe0602a248Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-014j-4900000000-95e39c2780c93f2f98fdSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0udj-1960000000-c2ce285b39dcfaade068Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-EI-TOF (Non-derivatized)splash10-0udj-1960000000-27e0381620f64e37fcadSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-014j-1900000000-a84aff968bc81936616cSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00di-8290000000-755c4a3b1fe10891e0bcSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 10V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-00di-0900000000-95fdf5f4fdee61197dc8Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 25V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-00b9-9800000000-2b52539a11193ccec082Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - Quattro_QQQ 40V, Negative (Annotated)splash10-00b9-8900000000-197587f1e6a9e594c5b3Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - EI-B (JEOL JMS-AX-505-H) , Positivesplash10-014j-9500000000-aafffbb19047f4caf673Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-b445c3bf5a9a7a5579fcSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 20V, Negativesplash10-00di-0900000000-63c35cbaa3dcd73735c8Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 30V, Negativesplash10-00di-4900000000-2e7d3b96b81c41872945Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 40V, Negativesplash10-004i-9300000000-2d9c49fdd3573a453a1bSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ (API3000, Applied Biosystems) 50V, Negativesplash10-00fr-9000000000-999fd340fed30a63e4ddSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-b445c3bf5a9a7a5579fcSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-00di-0900000000-63c35cbaa3dcd73735c8Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-00di-4900000000-2e7d3b96b81c41872945Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-004i-9300000000-df1f4a76d59c66d5070dSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-QQ , negativesplash10-00fr-9000000000-999fd340fed30a63e4ddSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-014j-0900000000-384b938e005844d386b8Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-0900000000-736a9cc29426a85f2dbcSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4j-4900000000-be05d9e5afe70d40b269Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-014i-0900000000-eaf8e1fadaf0331df52fSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-00xr-2900000000-69d77e7980f3f93873c2Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-00b9-9700000000-23275ad46308b76fb7c9Spectrum
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
2D NMR[1H,13C] 2D NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Saliva
  • Urine
Tissue Locations
  • Fibroblasts
  • Platelet
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot Available
Normal
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified5.01 +/- 1.19 uMAdult (>18 years old)Both
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified0.0785 +/- 0.0591 uMAdult (>18 years old)Male
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified3.72 +/- 1.60 uMAdult (>18 years old)Female
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified0.546 +/- 0.381 uMAdult (>18 years old)Female
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified3.94 +/- 1.61 uMAdult (>18 years old)Female
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    SalivaDetected and Quantified3.95 +/- 1.89 uMAdult (>18 years old)Female
    Normal
      • Sugimoto et al. (...
    details
    UrineDetected and Quantified75.3 umol/mmol creatinineNewborn (0-30 days old)BothNormal details
    UrineDetected and Quantified30.5 umol/mmol creatinineInfant (0-1 year old)BothNormal details
    Abnormal Concentrations
    Not Available
    Associated Disorders and Diseases
    Disease ReferencesNone
    Associated OMIM IDsNone
    DrugBank IDNot Available
    Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
    FoodDB IDFDB023000
    KNApSAcK IDNot Available
    Chemspider ID7208
    KEGG Compound IDC06337
    BioCyc IDTEREPHTHALATE
    BiGG IDNot Available
    Wikipedia LinkTerephthalic_acid
    METLIN ID6676
    PubChem Compound7489
    PDB IDNot Available
    ChEBI ID15702
    Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
    VMH IDNot Available
    References
    Synthesis ReferenceEmerson, Wm. S.; Shafer, Theodore C.; Heimsch, Robert A. A study of the conversion of p-toluic acid to terephthalic acid with high-pressure oxygen. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1951), 16 1839-45.
    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
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