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Potassium benzoate can be disproportinated to the potassium salt of terephthalic acid and benzene. The reaction is carried out in an atmosphere of carbon dioxide. Cd/Zn benzoate catalysts are employed.After neutralisation with acid, terephthalic acid is obtained.This is known as the Henkel II process.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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