07385081 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 2 patents.

Terephthalic acid is prepared by reacting a 2,5-furandicarboxylate with ethylene in the presence of a solvent to produce a bicyclic ether; and then dehydrating the bicyclic ether. The process of the present invention effectively produces terephthalic acid, while reducing or eliminating the impurities, color bodies and carbon oxides produced in commercial practice by the liquid-phase oxidation of methyl-substituted benzene feedstocks.

Title
Terephthalic acid composition and process for the production thereof
Application Number
11/940097
Publication Number
7385081 (B1)
Application Date
November 14, 2007
Publication Date
June 10, 2008
Inventor
William H Gong
Elmhurst
IL, US
Agent
Kelly L Cummings
Assignee
BP Corporation North America
IL, US
IPC
C07C 63/00
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