naphthalic acid

naphthalic acid

[naf′thal·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
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It is the product of the transesterification reaction between ethylene glycol and the methyl diester of naphthalic acid. Although PEN's chemistry and properties have been well known for some time, only recent advances in the synthesis of the monomer, by Amoco Chemical, have allowed the polymer synthesis to become cost effective.