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Dimethyl Terephthalate
C10H10O4
Technical grade; polymer grade; reagent grade
Dimethyl Terephthalate is used mainly in manufacture of plastics, resins and rubber, as herbicide intermediate, component in paints, inks, adhesives, and analytical chemistry reagent.
Dimethyl Terephthalate is used as raw material in the production of the following derivatives: 1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol; polyamides; poly(butylene terephthalate); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET); and terephthalic acid.
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  • Methanol + p-xilene (Witten process)
  • Methanol + PET scrap (methanolysis)
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Dimethyl Terephthalate (a.k.a. DMT) is an organic compound, in the aromatic ester class, specifically classified as a diester. It is a white salt, with faint ester odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. It began to be industrially produced in the end of the 1960s, for the difficulty in purifying terephthalic acid to produce fibers. Currently, DMT main uses are in the production of polymers.
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Chart Description. This chart presents Dimethyl Terephthalate prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Germany: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • China: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

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About Dimethyl Terephthalate. Dimethyl Terephthalate (a.k.a. DMT) is an organic compound, in the aromatic ester class, specifically classified as a diester. It is a white salt, with faint ester odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. It began to be industrially produced in the end of the 1960s, for the difficulty in purifying terephthalic acid to produce fibers. Currently, DMT main uses are in the production of polymers.

Chemical Formula. C10H10O4

Commercial Grades. Technical grade; polymer grade; reagent grade

Uses. Dimethyl Terephthalate is used mainly in manufacture of plastics, resins and rubber, as herbicide intermediate, component in paints, inks, adhesives, and analytical chemistry reagent.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Methanol + p-xilene (Witten process)
  • Methanol + PET scrap (methanolysis)

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Derivatives. Dimethyl Terephthalate is used as raw material in the production of the following derivatives: 1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol; polyamides; poly(butylene terephthalate); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET); and terephthalic acid.

Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.

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