Isophthalic Acid (a.k.a. PIA) is an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, isomer of phthalic acid and terephthalic acid. It appears as a stable, intractable solid with low solubility in most solvents. PIA is manufactured by oxidation of m-xylene , using a cobalt-manganese catalyst. It is used as precursor to commercially important polymers, in the production of resins for drink plastic bottles, in the high-performance polymer polybenzimidazole production process, and as an important input to produce insulation materials.
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